To be clear: I loathe all the British political parties equally. I break out in an allergic rash every time Gordon Brown appears on T.V. I can’t stand Nick Clegg, the tiny twit who would have us embrace Proportional Representation and thus make it far easier for parties such as the neo Nazi BNP to gain power. As for David Cameron…he didn’t come over brilliantly in the live debates and if anything, he’s probably just the best of a terrible bunch.
One thing is for sure though, the potential calamity that awaits us is a coalition government made up of Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Yes, that’s right – the two parties who were categorically rejected by the British electorate could yet make some sort of deal and emerge as our new ‘government’. That is a nightmare scenario and one can only pray it doesn’t come to pass. As I write this, Labour heavyweights are lining up to choose a new leader, while Cameron & Clegg (I mean, come on, they even sound like some sort of comic duo) are desperately trying to thrash out some kind of deal that both can get their own parties to accept.
Only one phrase comes to mind that satisfactorily sums up my present feelings about the state of affairs in Britain – and that’s a loud, passionate and plaintive ‘Oy Vey…..!
Is the BNP, that party of vile wannabe Hitlers, set to become the real opposition in Britain?
It could happen, and easily. The sole reason the BNP secured any votes in the recent elections is because they are addressing one topic that no other party will: immigration.
Of course, the BNP are anti immigration because the mere idea of any more ‘non whites’ setting foot on the fair streets of Britain sends them into panic mode. Bad enough that there are Jews and Asians and Muslims and Black people living in the country right now! But let even more in? Perish the thought!
And so, desperate to ‘cleanse’ Britain, the BNP is only too happy to tackle immigration.
Meanwhile, the mainstream parties are still busy ignoring what Brits are saying on this topic. And what we’re saying is pretty damn clear. Eighty per cent of people questioned in a YouGov poll for the independent think-tank MigrationWatch are ‘concerned’ or ‘very concerned’ about levels of immigration.
But this concern has nothing to do with the racist sentiments of the BNP.
Max Hastings neatly sums up the cost of chaotic immigration to Britain in his recent piece: ‘BNP In Power: Immigration And This Insidious Silence’.
Consider these facts:
*In 2007, the last year for which figures are available, 333,000 more foreign nationals entered Britain than left.
* There are also an estimated 725,000 illegal immigrants in the country, 518,000 of these in London.
*On the Government’s own, almost certainly understated, numbers, our population will pass 70 million by 2028. It could reach 80 million in the course of the century.
*We are the most overcrowded country in Europe, save Malta.
*Asylum-seekers now account for only 10 % of newcomers - though still 30,000 a year. Most new arrivals come from the Third World, at a rate which is increasing the national population by almost one per cent every two years.
*A report by the House of Lords’ Economic Committee concluded that, contrary to Labour propaganda, immigration has had ‘little or no impact’ on the economic well-being of Britain and offers ‘insignificant’ benefits to the existing UK population.
*The argument that we need masses of immigrants to compensate for our ageing domestic workforce is nullified by the reality - obvious to all except Labour ministers - that immigrants, too, get old and become pensioners.
* There are 300 primary schools in England where more than 70 per cent of pupils - nearly half a million children - use English only as a second language
*Police officers in Cambridgeshire, for instance, must deal with cases in almost 100 languages. The county’s translation costs have risen from £220,000 in 2002-3 to £800,000 in 2006-7. Its drink-drive figures show a 17-fold increase in arrests of foreigners.
And especially worrying:
*There are also heavy health costs - which seem especially relevant in a week when new figures show the NHS heading for a major financial crisis by 2011.
*A few years ago, tuberculosis was all but extinct in Britain. Today, there is a striking increase in reported cases, 65 per cent of them involving patients not born in Britain, with 21 per cent Africanborn. Hepatitis B cases have almost doubled in six years, to 325,000, 96 per cent of these involving patients born outside the UK.
Sir Andrew Green of MigrationWatch says: “The Tories decline to discuss immigration at all. The LibDems have no policy except for an attack on illegal immigration. The Government gives an appearance of activity, but has not yet taken effective action.
‘We have been warning until we are blue in the face that if the major parties fail to address this issue, extremists would start to gain public support.“
The recent BNP success should be a clarion call to the mainstream parties. What will it take for Labour to reform immigration? What will it take for the Conservatives to start acting like a decent Opposition party?
People want change on immigration. If the mainstream parties don’t provide it, then the BNP and only the BNP will profit. So if either Labour or Conservative truly care about this country, they need to act on immigration, and fast.
Chief Dhimmis of the UK – aka the Labour party – have become embroiled in a racism row.
A prospective female councillor has allegedly been told she was ‘too white and Jewish’ to be selected.
Elaina Cohen says that Labour councillor Mahmood Hussain said he would not support her application for an inner-city ward because ‘my Muslim members don’t want you because you are Jewish’.
Mrs Cohen has made an official complaint about the alleged remarks made by Mr Hussain, a Muslim and former lord mayor of Birmingham.
She said: ‘I am shocked and upset that a member of the Labour Party in this day and age could even think something like that, let alone say it. ‘People should not be allowed to make racist comments like that. If someone in the party feels I cannot represent them because of my colour or religion, that’s ridiculous. I felt particularly aggrieved because I have worked across all sections of the community, particularly with the Muslim section, and have been on official visits to Pakistan.’
Mrs Cohen had applied to stand as a Labour councillor for the Birmingham ward of East Handsworth and Lozells, which has a high Asian and Afro-Caribbean population.
As one of Labour’s safest seats on Tory-led Birmingham city council, the final candidate would be almost certain of victory at the June 4 by-election.
But when Mrs Cohen telephoned 57-year-old Mr Hussain for his support, she was astonished to be told that she was too ‘white and Jewish’ to be considered.
Lorraine Briscoe, who runs a local community association, was sitting next to Mrs Cohen when the conversation took place on speakerphone last Tuesday. She stated: ‘I was disgusted that a councillor could make comments like that in 2009,’ she said. ‘He told her, “They will not vote for someone who is white and Jewish. My Muslim members don’t want you because you are Jewish”. ‘Elaina then asked him if he had talked to his Muslim members about it and he said, “I don’t want to talk about it with you” and hung up. ‘Elaina does a lot of good work in this community and she does not see race or religion, she just sees people.’
Two days after the alleged conversation, Mrs Cohen and another candidate were rejected by a pre-selection panel after failing to gain the support of the local party.
Instead, members were presented with one candidate, black South African Hendrina Quinnen, who was selected by an almost unanimous vote.
Mrs Cohen has now sent an official complaint to Labour Party general secretary Ray Collins and Birmingham city council accusing Mr Hussain of improper conduct.
Thus the Cohen V Hussain saga continues. Watch this space.
To read the original article in the Daily Mail, just