posted by Arthur Foxake, 4 December 2022
among the people raising the topic on media platforms this week is Professor Matthew Goodwin. A Politics academic at The University of Kent, Prof Goodwin declared today that a majority of people in Britain think imigration levels are too high. Speaking on GB News after a new poll showed that over half of the public think immigration into the UK is too high, Goodwin said: “I think it's interesting, on the one hand, after the Brexit referendum, we saw a bit of a relaxation in public attitudes on migration, and that was partly because of two things.
“One is people on the remain side became more supportive of immigration, and people on the leave side often felt more relaxed about immigration because they felt they had finally got this control and immigration was going to be lowered.
“What we see today, I think, are still quite elevated levels of concern over this issue, particularly now after the pandemic, as the numbers have gone back up to over half a million.
“Today, in my mind at least, there’s still a clear majority of the country that feels that migration is too high and only about one in 20 people feel that it's too low. So immigration is is still very much at the front and centre of British politics.”
Goodwin was commenting on the findings of a GB News opinion poll this week which revealed that 54% of voters nationally believe that immigration is too high. Furthermore the poll suggests that 33% of the country think there is a need for a new political party to campaign for lower levels of immigration. Among people who voted 'Leave' in the in 2016 EU membership referendum this figure rises to 57%.
The survey of 1,208 adults was carried out by PeoplePolling, a member of the British Polling Council (BPC).
While some conservative ministers have admitted that the party has consistently over-promised and underdelivered” may be considered a step in the rightthe brutal truth is successive Condervative or Conservative led governments have consistently promised one thing and done the exact opposite. In the run up to every election they have promised to control immigration and reduce immigrant numbers, especially of unskilled and poorly educated economic migrants who have been delivered by Non Government Organisations (NGOs) engaged in a globalisation project to abolish national borders.
In fact such people, who rarely speak any English and do not consider themselves subject to UK laws once they are here, have been actively encourages by the laxity of Conservative administration in enforcing border controls and properly vetting new arrivals.
The verse embossed on the plinth of New York's Staue of Liberty reads:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me ..."
A modern UK version ofvthat, approved by Conservative Central Office might read:
"Give me your useless, beggars and thieves
Your idle wasters yearning to claim benefits
The stinking scumbags of your city streets,
Send me your murdering, rapist shits."
Yes the modern UK Conservative approach to defending British culture and values is to welcome the scum of the earth to our green and pleasant land, no questions asked. How can this possibly be interpreted as trying to control immigration.
To do the exact opposite of what was clearly promised in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 election campaigns reveals a dangerous truth about our political system (because make no mistake, Labour governments would have done no differently): leaders across the political spectrum have repeatedly lied, they have repeatedly masked their real intention. How can this be called a democracy? How can a democracy function like this when the people we elect to serve our best interests are intent on advancing the globalist agenda of a cabal of obsecenely wealthy elitists who would see 99% of us either ensalved or replaced. Has a democracy been functioning at all these past 25 years? If this isn’t a democratic decision, who is deciding this?
The Conservatives have completely lost control of immigration or more likely given up even trying to control it. Over the past year, according to data released last week, net migration into Britain in 2021 has soared to 504,000, the highest on record. This means half a million more people are coming into Britain than are leaving – that’s a city the size of Liverpool every year.
But not only are the Conservatives encouraging record amounts of legal migration, they are also complely failing to act against a rapid rise in numbers of people arriving in the country unlawfully, in small boats across the Channel (these are the criminals and wasters referred to in my parody.).
The number of people arriving in this manner has now rocketed from 300 to nearly 40,000 in five years. The largest single group of 'asylum seekers' on the boats come not from a war-torn country where they are at risk of political persecution, nor are they even fleeing humatotarian disasters such as drought, famine or flood, which would qualify them as refugees. They are from Albania, a European Muslim country that is currently in talks to join the EU and are being shipped here by a 'charity' funded by Marxist billionaire psychopath George Soros and fronted by a Labour Party former future Prime Minister David Milliband.
What is happening on the south coast underlines how the entire system is a shambles. The small boats have been coming for five years and yet nobody inside the Conservative Party, inside government, has managed to get on top of this issue.
In recent days, it was revealed that dozens of asylum seekers with suspected diphtheria are now being moved around Britain, another 37,000 are being housed in expensive hotels up and down the country at a cost to British taxpayers of £7m every day, and the number of outstanding asylum claims has just reached its highest point on record, with 140,000 asylum-seekers waiting decisions and fewer than one in five being processed.
All this is especially striking given that all the revolts which reshaped British politics over the last decade — the rise of Nigel Farage, the Brexit vote, the arrival of Boris Johnson — were driven by people who no longer wanted Britain to be organised around this broken model of mass immigration, insecure borders and globalist neo - liberalism.
The desire to lower, not just control, immigration was consistently one of the strongest drivers of whether somebody voted for Brexit and then, later, in 2017 and 2019, whether they left Labour for the Conservatives.
Lower immigration is also what they were promised by the Conservative Party and their national leaders. The Conservative’s 2019 manifesto was crystal clear: “There will be fewer lower-skilled migrants and overall numbers will come down”, they wrote. “And we will ensure that the British people are always in control.”
All they have done on immigration before and since then has added up not to giving control back to us long suffering taxpayers but to spitting in our collective face.