The news, hitherto secret (though definitely suspected), that the Labour Government encouraged mass immigration because immigrants tend to vote Labour should not surprise us. After 13 years we are used to their cynical and unscrupulous ways. However, as the population of the UK approaches 70 million, as schools, hospitals and housing are breaking down and unable to cope, as our green island vanishes under the weight of new buildings, I think we should all make it clear that we are deeply opposed to what they have been doing and insist that immigration controls are made a great deal stricter.
The United Kingdom is already one of the most crowded nations on earth and the policy of the Labour Party is to make it even more crowded. If anyone objects, they are accused of racism - dread word, used to silence any opposition to what is going on here. It is NOT racist to want one's country to remain a decent place to live. Few object to the colour of the immigrants, or their race, just to their numbers, and unfortunately Government policies have made the UK a particularly attractive place for immigrants. The other countries of Europe are only too happy to pass them on to us, and our membership of the European Union makes it all but impossible, under current laws, to refuse entry.
It is all very depressing, but to cheer us up, here is a beautiful photograph of a wintry scene in Northumberland. There are compensations even in the darkest days of winter.