The gross annual rate of immigration has topped 500,000 in recent years, the vast majority of incomers hail from Africa or Asia. Moreover there are probably around a million illegal immigrants in our midst, tolerated by a government machine that has lost any desire to uphold our national integrity.
That is why the British public is in such despair over mass immigration. An independent survey published yesterday revealed the depth of this anger, with 60 per cent of people describing immigration as a “bad thing” for Britain and 52 per cent agreeing that “Muslims create problems in the UK”. This is not even a racial issue: 39 per cent of Asians and 24 per cent of blacks want a crackdown on immigration.
The British people never voted for this. The lack of any democratic say is one of the factors fuelling the indignation that can be seen in this weekend’s survey. Mass immigration and the elevation of multiculturalism into an official creed of the state were imposed by an unholy alliance made up of two elements.
THE first was employers, including the nanny- employing elitists, who welcomed the chance to drive down wages. The second was the political Left, led by Labour and the chattering metropolitan elite, who used diversity as a wrecking ball to demolish a united British society that they despised.
As Harriet Harman, the high priestess of the revolution, put it, the aim was to build “a new social order”. So borders were demolished and passports, student visas and work permits dished out like confetti. This approach was accompanied bylies, smears and intimidation to create a climate in which any opposition to immigration was
portrayed as racist.
Yet as the polls show the public has not been cowed by the state’s Orwellian exercise in brainwashing. We want our country back. Coalition ministers, who have been too supine for too long, have got to listen.