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.