October 27, 2009

From the UK: A Confirmation of What Has Intuitively Been Known

Filed under: Immigration,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:32 am

From the UK Telegraph (HT Belmont Club via Instapundit):

The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”, according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.

He said Labour’s relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to “open up the UK to mass migration” but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its “core working class vote”.

Note that none of this has been motivated by anything relating to making the UK a better place to live, work, chase your dreams, and/or raise a family. It has had everything to do with retaining and perpetuating power.

Leaders like Tony Blair may (emphasis may) have been so out of touch that they believed this effort wouldn’t fundamentally change the nature of their country. Many of those under him knew better, and either didn’t care or actually wanted that change.

Let’s call this what it is: Deliberately allowing large numbers of people into your country who won’t share and are even hostile to your country’s values, legal structure, and traditions — enough that their presence swings elections and ultimately alters those things for the worse — is nothing less than incremental treason.

Though there’s no smoking gun (yet), imperfect but largely valid analogies to the situation in the U.S. are pretty obvious to those with open eyes.

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