Thursday, 12 June 2008

Shock of the Day

An influx of hundreds of thousands of foreigners is fuelling social tensions in parts of the country which were totally unprepared for large-scale immigration, the Government has admitted.

Hazel Blears, the Communities and Local Government secretary, said teams of Whitehall officials were being sent to areas where there was "friction" caused by the arrival of large numbers of foreigners.

A Government study looking at the social impact of migration found that new immigrants to the UK accounted for nearly half of the population growth over the past five years.

Some 860,000 people swelled Britain's population from European Union countries, as well as Commonwealth and other states, it said.

It acknowledged that the scale of this migration had increased public concern in some parts of the country which were unused to large communities of foreigners. Schools and hospitals were often hardest hit.

The report - Managing the Impacts of Migration - A Cross-Government Approach - found large scale migration "has affected many areas with little previous experience of large migrant communities".

It said: "In some places it is the pace and scale of change which have an impact on local communities and services", while "other places experiencing significant migration for the first time may not have the institutions and programmes in place to help them manage that change."

Particular pressure was being felt in schools and hospitals, where migrants were failing to register with their local GP and instead going for basic treatment to Accident and Emergency departments in hospitals.

[...]

Miss Blears said she was sending in specialist teams to help some areas cope with the extra pressures on services.

Three experts from Miss Blears' department are starting work at Breckland district council, in Norfolk, this summer. Breckland council saw its population rise by more than 1,300 in 2005/06, almost entirely due to the arrival of immigrants from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Portugal.

Miss Blears said: "The change in the population has caused some friction and some tensions there. And they have had a few incidents. We are sending in some specialists who have a background in grassroots activism.

"They want to learn from the good things that are going on in Breckland but also help to build new relationships and make a better atmosphere in that town."

As Ronald Reagan once said, "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help'". I can't help but hear those words as I read about Blears' proposals.
After all, who exactly are these "specialists who have a background in grassroots activism"? Are they anything more than common or garden race hustlers? Does their "grassroots activism" consist of anything more than whining about "racism" to anyone who'll listen (and most who won't)? Because I find it rather doubtful that sending a trio of Trevor Phillips wannabees to Breckland is going to improve the situation.

In any case, it seems that no one in the present government is able to recall the adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Anyone with at least half a brain (a category which, I admit, may exclude most Labour ministers) ought to have foreseen that immigration on the unprecedentedly large scale presided over by Labour would be likely to both put pressure on public services, and create social tensions. As such, I would suggest that the obvious solution would have been to refrain from opening the borders to all and sundry in the first place. But none of this seems to have occurred to Labour. As I have previously remarked, the shortsightedness of the left when dealing with immigration and its attendant issues really is astounding.

11 comments:

Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

Have you seen that Steve Sailor has coined a phrase for those white "anti-racist" activists who earn a living from putting down their fellows - he calls them "Uncle Tims.

ranter said...

Anything Blears says is usually complete drivel and anyway, after about 30 seconds most people have stopped listening. She is a 'mistress' of the Brown technique of simply repeating a series of rehearsed words and phrases over and over and over again in response to every question being asked.
Where does the government find all these so called experts that are being despatched to these areas? I'm sure they are all local 'community leaders', equality officers, anti-racism activists. You can be sure there'll be lots of new leaflets and posters in all the relevant languages.
Kick 'em out and don't let 'em in , in the first place!

Alex said...

The idea of sending 'government advisers' into areas of social friction (caused by uncontrolled immigration) is the usual asinine attempt to 'manage' a problem that requires a solution. People like Blears think that gassy discussions about 'tensions and difficulties' will resolve them. Action is the last thing they want.

Prevention would have been better, but it's too late now.

muzzylogic said...

In any case, it seems that no one in the present government is able to recall the adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

But when have NuLabour ever cured anything? All they do is talk, conduct "consultation exercises", hold "summits", and pump money into the deserving hands of their funders and supporters. Bliar has saved the world in speeches over and over again, and the world has never taken any notice.

muzzylogic said...

P.S.

As I have previously remarked, the shortsightedness of the left when dealing with immigration and its attendant issues really is astounding.

Some of them know perfectly well what they're doing. The support of the far left for mass immigration is based on clear knowledge of the opportunities it provides for their side. Smash the state and rule the ruins!

JuliaM said...

Excellent post!

I've directed such readers as I have to it.. ;)

patently said...

Anyone with at least half a brain (a category which, I admit, may exclude most Labour ministers)

May?? You mean there's some doubt in your mind?

artorius said...

JIHAD - A MULTI-HEADED MONSTER DEVOURING BRITAIN

Islam divides the world into two implacably warring blocks - Dar al-Islam versus Dar al-Harb (the domain of war - those lands which are controlled by unbelievers) . Muslims are instructed by the Koran to establish supremacy over kuffars (unbelievers) by any means necessary. Islam is a classic meme or mind-virus whose primary objective is to propagate itself no matter how much suffering and death it causes in the process, just like the rabies virus. In fact Islam has been called 'the rabies of religions' .

Since Islam is a vicious, wicked and thoroughly disgusting cult with a particularly loathsome founder, it can't spread in the manner of other religions by voluntary conversion, but has to force itself on people. And that's where Jihad comes in.

We normally think of Jihad in terms of major attacks like 9/11 , 7/7 and the child rape and massacre at Beslan , but in fact the aggression can take on many subtler forms. The thin ends of a thousand wedges are slowly being inserted into the structure of Western civilisation.

Here are just a few of the forms that jihad can take, no doubt you can think of others:

BOMBING JIHAD - The objective is not only to cause death and destruction, but also to force the kuffars to waste vast amounts of money and military manpower on security , thus furthering the Economic Jihad.

CENSORSHIP JIHAD - The Islamic belief system is primitive, tribal and illogical and cannot withstand the light of rational analysis. All criticism of Islam must be shut down especially within universities.

CONTAMINATION JIHAD - Jihadists contaminate food to be served to kuffars with their faeces and urine

CORRUPTION JIHAD - The objective is to undermine kuffar public confidence in institutions such as the police , medical profession and immigration service.

DEMOGRAPHIC JIHAD - The objective is for Muslims to gain power by breeding faster than other sections of the population. Muslim women are breeding machines who produce vast numbers of children, and now that polygamy has been legalised Muslim men are free to import up to four wives each.

EDUCATIONAL JIHAD - Muslims are seeking gradually to remove non-Islamic subjects from the school curriculum and to Islamify schools by introducing Muslim observances and revisions of history.

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL JIHAD - The objective is to weaken the economies of kuffar nations and if possible get control of their major assets. Sharia finance requires kuffars to mortgage their countries' infrastructure to Muslims.

HUMILIATION JIHAD - Islam is a culture obsessed with honor/shame and domination/subjugation. Islam will therefore look for any opportunity to degrade and humiliate the kuffars, such as the popular 'jihad-snuff videos' where kuffars are made to beg for their lives and then ritually slaughtered anyway.

IMMIGRATION JIHAD - Muslims are illegally swarming into Western Europe. Once established they bring in their very extended families by 'chain-migration' so that before you know it one Muslim has brought in his entire village.

INFILTRATION JIHAD - Similar to Corruption Jihad except that the objective is to infiltrate institutions in order to make them useful to Muslims.

INTIMIDATION JIHAD - Muslims are quick to take offence at the slightest provovation, even something so trivial as an ice cream wrapper. This makes the kuffar eager to appease their demands to avoid trouble. Of course appeasement only gives rise to further demands - give an inch and they'll take a mile.

LITIGATION JIHAD - Offended Muslims are very keen to sue kuffars on the slightest pretext. The objective is not necessarily to win the case but to harass the kuffars and force them to spend vast amounts of money on their legal defence, eg the security-probing
Flying Imams who sued the passengers who reported their suspicious behaviour to the authorities, the
hijab-wearing Muslima who didn't get the hairdressing job and Mark Steyn sued in a Canadian kangaroo court for telling the truth about Islam.

NARCO JIHAD - Muslims are the major suppliers of heroin. This trade supplies funding for jihad and helps destroy kuffar society. The drugs are also used to lure kuffar children into Islamic paedophile rings.

SEXUAL JIHAD - Rape and paedophilia are and always have been essential weapons in jihad. Kuffar women and children are booty to be enjoyed by their conquerors. Paedophile abductions of kuffar children by Muslim pimps have become commonplace.

STREET JIHAD - Young kuffar boys, usually alone or in small groups, are set upon and viciously attacked by much larger groups of older youths and men. These crimes are usually hushed up by the media eg Kriss Donald castrated, blinded and burned alive; Henry Webster skull smashed in three places and permanently brain-damaged, and many more only reported in the local press. .

Fulham Reactionary said...

MCB:

Thanks for that link. I quite like "Uncle Tims", although I'm not sure that it'll catch on. Maybe if there was some kind of novel (Uncle Tim's Large House in the Rich Suburb, perhaps)...

JuliaM:

Thanks for linking.

Patently:

I was feeling generous!

teacher.paris said...

In the oil rich Middle Eastern country where I live, immigrants and temporary foerein workers must present their home country police records and pass a medical examination before being granted a residence or work visa.
The governements of the oil producing Middle Eastern states not occupied by foreigners all agree with Dr. David Duke that the first duties of a soveriegn state are to protect its boarders and provide for the well-being of its native population.
Since almost no traditionally white state has a government that fulfills these basic duties, I suggest that the ruling classes in these countries are made up of traitors.

Anonymous said...

Uncle Tims?

Surely some mistake?
There's a lot of sensible blokes called Tim.

No, if you want candidates for ridicule, may I propose the following:

Uncle Tarquins, Viscount Stansgates, Arabellas, the Sloane Strangers, the preening classes, the Fifitrixibuggers, the Church of Everyone and the Ponce of Wales.
The sooner we write them all off the better.