Sunday, October 25, 2009

Still not getting it.

According to the Independent in their frantic attempts to play down the impact (or lack of) Nick Griffin on Question Time.

The truth about immigration: Citizenships granted fall by 35,000 in a year

Contrary to claims that Britain is being 'swamped', the net number of incomers to the country has dropped sharply
Britain's immigration rate is decreasing and we are far from being "swamped", according to an official report presented to the Foreign Office last week. The new figures, obtained by The Independent on Sunday, suggest the Government is starting to get immigration under control. They undermine gloomy warnings of "overcrowding" made by pressure groups and parties including the British National Party.
Applications for British citizenship have also shown a marked decline in recent years, as economic turmoil and government shake-ups have had an impact on the numbers attempting to settle in the UK.
The figures undermine the claims of critics such as the BNP leader Nick Griffin (below), who last week told a BBC Question Time audience that "it's time to shut the door because this country is overcrowded".
The number of foreign nationals entering Britain fell from 460,000 in 2006 to 441,000 in 2008, while, during the same period, the total of foreigners leaving rose from 173,000 to 237,000. The number of citizenship applications granted fell by 35,000, to 130,000, in a single year up to 2008. 
Sounds brilliant, doesn't it? Well it might until you get the calculator out. 441,000 minus 237,000 still leaves  204,000 staying every year. Even if you take the citizenship alone, it's still going up by 130,000 a year. So at worst it will leave 4.75 million at best 2.6 million by 2030. This coupled with a natural increase of 5.6 million leaves 10.35 million (71.3 million in total) or at best 9.2 million (69.2 million in total)
(Figures taken from the BBC)

They really do think we're stupid don't they if they think that a population of 69 million is more desirable than 71 million. Plus coupled to the fact that this has been a deliberate Labour policy to encourage mass immigration to the UK to diversify us.
My anger at this current government just grows and grows as the truth behind their diabolical mismanagement and social engineering, what they wanted was a truly multicultural society, what they have ended up with is a more divided Britain than at any time in its history.

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scunnert said...

Government figures are for net immigration. That is the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants. The actual number of immigrants coming into the UK pa is officially somewhere above 600,000 - they're not sure. This doesn't include migrants from other EU countries or asylum seekers.

Quiet_Man said...

Cheers for that :-) Seems it's even worse than I thought, particularly as I didn't count illegals either.

Paul said...

Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by our family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are like ourselves and not so different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this). We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

This reminds me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn’t stop to help him.

Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need.

Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his fellow man.

You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”

But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

That’s the question before us. The question is not, “If I stop to help our fellow man (immigrant) in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help our fellow man, what will happen to him or her?” That’s the question.

This current climate of blaming others for our woes is not new. We have had this before and we have conquered it.

Remember “Evil flourishes when good men (and women) do nothing”. Raise your voices with those of us who believe we are equal and we can win this battle again.