I see that, following on from the Mass for Migrants celebrated by the Archbishop of Westminster in May, and the rally of liberal idiots that accompanied it, another leftist organisation has come out and called for criminals to be rewarded for their crime.
The criminals in question are, of course, illegal immigrants. Today the left-wing think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has come out and demanded that an amnesty be granted to half a million illegal immigrants, allowing them to remain in this country permanently. Danny Sriskandarajah of the IPPR justified this call on the basis that illegal immigrants supposedly benefit the economy by, to coin a phrase, "doing the jobs the British won't do". He added, that in any event we won't catch all these people, so we might as well stop trying.
As for the first argument, I would point out that there are a million unemployed British people in this country, who would, or at least, could, do the work these illegal immigrants are doing. But, in any event, as I have repeated time and time again, the principal danger posed by immigration is not economic, it is cultural. When you bring people from all over the world to a country, then you will ultimately create a fractured society. How could you do otherwise, when every conceivable race, religion, and culture under the Sun are existing within a few feet of each other, and competing directly with one another? We hear a lot these days about the importance of "community cohesion", but what people like Sriskandarajah don't seem able or willing to understand is that this only becomes an issue in a heterogeneous society. Immigration is, and has been, the single biggest destroyer of homogeneity (and, therefore of "community cohesion") in British society, and the more you have of it, the greater the damage will be.
Sriskandarajah's second argument is one we hear a lot, and it is as ridiculous as it was when it was first made. The fact that it is difficult to hunt down all illegal immigrants should not mean that we should give up. Should we give up attempting to stop murder, or rape, or terrorism, because it's difficult? Equally, I think that the difficulty of catching illegal immigrants is overstated. If our government actually wanted to, I believe that it could.
I would also point out, as I have done before, one simple thing: these people are criminals. They have entered this country illegally, and in doing so they have shown an utter contempt for Britain, its laws, and its people. What Sriskandarajah is proposing, is that simply because these criminals have, besides breaking the law, succeeded in evading punishment for a sufficiently long time, they should now be rewarded. Which sounds to me rather like saying that if you kill someone and then evade the police for ten years, you should get a knighthood, and all charges dropped.
The shadow home secretary, David Davis, also points out that, if you grant an amnesty for illegal immigrants who evade capture long enough, then you will simply encourage more people to commit this crime. At a time when this country is literally swamped with immigrants, the last thing we want is to encourage more of the worst kind of immigrant to come here.
The move towards an amnesty worries me. Since the Mass for Migrants last month, both Harriet Harman (now, of course, Labour deputy leader) and Alan Johnson, have come out in support of such a move. There is thus support for such an action at the highest level of government. The amnesty must now be an increasingly real possibility.
But any government and any politician who passed such an amnesty into law would not merely be going against the wishes of the vast majority of the British people, but they would actually be committing moral treason. Because mass immigration will, if it is not stopped very soon, result in the destruction of Britain. And what can a politician be, who actively promotes the destruction of the country they are supposed to serve, but a traitor?
Not, of course, that either public opinion or their duty to Britain matters very much to many of the scum in parliament.