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I feel like a Stranger where I live.....From todays Daily Telegraph

#4
Précis - The scary muslims are coming, the village green preservation society has closed down, why don't they make Are You Being Served any more? There's a darkie living next door - I'm off!
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
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#7
No doubt there'll be the usual cries of racism but all she seems to be saying is that, like the Pakistanis in her area, or the Poles or the French, she wants to live in an area that's familiar and amongst her own. The long term result will be ghettoes. We look at the USA with horror for their inner city deprivation and their voluntary racial segregation and let it happen here without comment.
 
#9
The parts of Britain she is talking about (and across Europe) are bloody miserable places though. I am very open and interested in religions and cultures etc. Lots to learn and take the best from. But most of these cnts are just misereable boneheads who seem to just piss each other off as much as they do me. Like I say, go to most Euro cities and you'll find them there too.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
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#11
I'm sure we've all been to places where we feel an alien on the streets of Britain, but where I part company with this slightly whining bird is her closing paragraph...

It’s sad that I am moving not for a positive reason, but to escape something. I wonder whether I’ll tell the truth, if I’m asked. I can’t pretend that I’m worried about local schools, so perhaps I’ll say it’s for the chance of a conversation over the garden fence. But really I no longer need an excuse: mass immigration is making reluctant racists of us all.

It is not racist to live in an area where people share your values and aspirations. It is not racist to be resentful of neighbours with no wish to integrate in a British way of life. It is not racist to be infuriated that religious vigilantes are harassing gays, birds and drinkers on our streets. It is not racist to question the impact of recent immigration on the British way of live.

Until these middle class hand-wringers separate 'immigration' from 'racism' we cannot even have the debate about immigration.


 
#12
London changes all the time. The area of South London where I live has done the exact reverse of the DT article in roughly the same time frame. 10 years ago my street was rough and run down and now it's all very "Homes and Garden" with award winning gastro pub at the end of the road. As I say London changes all the time - in a funny sort of way I felt their was more community spirit before my patch was gentrified!
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#14
London changes all the time. The area of South London where I live has done the exact reverse of the DT article in roughly the same time frame. 10 years ago my street was rough and run down and now it's all very "Homes and Garden" with award winning gastro pub at the end of the road. As I say London changes all the time - in a funny sort of way I felt their was more community spirit before my patch was gentrified!
Yep. When I first moved to London Notting Hill and Islington were places where you watched your back after dark.
 
#15
My sis was a bit of a lefty hand-wringer on race a couple of decades ago. until she met some 'real' muslims etc and had to live around them/got on wrong end of them over a work issue a few years back. this christmas over dinner i had trouble stopping her alf garnett like ranting!
 
#16
I used to live in Tower Hamlets and Custom House back in the 70's until I moved dahn sarf in the 80's.
Went back for a look around a while back to see the old patch.

'Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore'

If anyone wants to get a good feel on how much has changed in that area, go watch 'The Long Good Friday', filmed in the same areas of the East End in 1979. Then go take a look at the areas in it on Google Earth.
 
#17
I looked up my old school recently, and found that it now has now just under 50% of students whose first language isn't English.

Birmingham, in case you're wondering..
 
#18
The British are well known for being largely hospitable to new arrivals; when a significant percentage of those new arrivals promptly announce that we are scum compared to them and tell us to piss off, that welcoming attitude can become a little threadbare.
 
#20

Until these middle class hand-wringers separate 'immigration' from 'racism' we cannot even have the debate about immigration.


Agreed but unfortunately that was entire point of the term in the first place. To stifle debate about ethnic self interest which all other countries do apart from, oh yes white countries. It's a bloodless genocide. Take Sweden for example. It has one of the highest rape statistics in the WORLD, committed almost exclusively by muslim immigrants yet even now very few swedes will openly oppose the flood.
 

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