Monday, 13 July 2009
The population of Britain will pass 70 million by 2028, it is claimed, in spite of policies by both major parties to prevent it. Our population at the moment is about 61 million, and 70 million is considered to be the maximum sustainable level. 70% of the increase will be down to immigration. This is essentially an English problem, since England takes on more than 20 times the immigrants that Scotland does and has already absorbed more than 11 times more immigrants than all the other home nations combined. Last year we became the most crowded major nation in Europe. It is just not possible for us to go on allowing people into this country. It may not be politically correct to say so, but we simply have to stop immigration, and very soon. The Tories plan an annual cap, and Labour have suggested a points-based system, but Migrationwatch UK claims that neither of these ideas will halt the inward tide. We are going to have to drop the pretence that immigration is a Good Thing and be a great deal stricter.