“When Enoch Powell was vilified in the late 1960s for drawing attention to the problem, the then social services secretary, Dick Crossman, ordered officials to conceal what he and they knew to be the true figures. Is this deceit still going on?”
“A country wrecked by unlimited immigration” By Simon Heffer
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 27/10/2007 UK Daily Telegraph
This is a brilliant column in every section. Because the left is tired out from Watson week, its safe to be right.
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Yesterday, an independent body called the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit said that the Government’s plans to build three million new homes by 2020 were not nearly adequate.
Of course they are not, because of the state’s determination to allow unlimited immigration and, with it, the end of the indigenous cultural identity. The tensions of what used to be called “multi-culturalism” are dangerous enough: but so are the practical issues.
Large parts of England will be concreted over to accommodate all these new people. There will have to be new roads, railways and airports. And since we are already full up, and our public services buckling, where are we going to put everyone?
Labour has covered up its failure to control our borders by saying that our economy needs immigrants.
We have no idea how many are in this country, not least because the last census was a joke: for all we know, there are 70 million here already. We also have to make sure we have immigration controls at our ports, and that they are rigorously enforced.
Ms Smith might like to end our reputation as an international soft touch. If she doesn’t, and as our whole way of life in fact depends on her doing so, no one will ever forgive her.
Is it any surprise that the astonishing number of 204,000 pupils are classified as persistent truants, missing at least one day’s school each week?
Before yesterday’s Russia-EU summit, the Russians warned there would be “consequences” of any intervention by the EU in Russia’s dispute with Britain over the murder last year of Alexander Litvinenko.
Typical of the threatening words that Russia now adopts as the normal language of its relations with the West, it preceded yet more appeasement of the vile, bullying Vladimir Putin by EU leaders.
Sooner or later, the EU is going to have face down Putin’s aggression. History teaches us that it is usually a case of the sooner, the better.
But this week’s figures showing how some MPs milk the system prove that, far from being an opportunity for public service, Parliament is now just a place to make money.
Look at the way the unlovely Ed Balls and his wife soak the taxpayer, with more than £300,000 expenses last year: a rip-off helped by the fact that their weekend home is their “main” residence, while the house they live in in London attracts allowances as a second home.
This ramp has to end. It helps the unemployable to stand for Parliament, and brings into the Commons people with little experience or skills from the real world.