News: Immigration Cuts Announced

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  1. David Cameron is to "promise" the UK will reduce the level of immigration to "1980s' levels" as a result of government measures. BBC News - Cameron promises to cut immigration to '1980s' levels'

    "No ifs. No buts. That's a promise we made to the British people. And it's a promise we are keeping."

    He will also promise to tackle "bogus colleges, providing bogus qualifications as cover for bogus visas". By no means the single issue. Readers of the News might put forward illegal immigration, people trafficking, and some 75000 missing asylum seekers. To be fair, on the other hand there may be benefits to controlled , rational immigration policies.

    England is already, with Holland, the most crowded country in Europe.

    Counter arguments include polls that claim British Business couldn't compete without skillled migrants and entrepreneurs, and investors.
     
  2. Long overdue.
     
  3. Just talk, nothing will happen and when I come back through Dover next month, the cues of eager foreign types waiting to disembark off the ferry will be as long as ever and the customs checks at Dover will be as minimal as ever.
     
  4. Heard it all before. Saying and doing are different. Recent news reports suggest that Bangladeshi chefs will be treated at special cases for immigration. I thought that we had plenty of people here capable of opening Pataks catering curry sauce.
     
  5. Entirely true,and the next Yuman Rites case to go through will blast this entirely self-serving piece of empty rhetoric right out of the water.Result?More foreigners turning up with their paws outstretched.In the meantime all the easy targets will have their funding cut or withdrawn altogether.Reminds me of several posts I made some time ago about what I call the sacred Cowards' Mantra,which has decided both foreign and domestic policies since the War.To recap,it goes something like this:

    Toghten the screw on those you can control(but only the easy ones,mind),OR run away from/suck up to those you either can't or won't.

    There cannot be many items of foreign and hardly any of domestic policies respectively which stray significantly from the above sacred guiding 'principle'(if that's the right word).In short,we are and long have been ruled by self-serving cowards.That's what PC REALLY stands for-political cowardice.Thoughts please...
     
  6. Be nice if they finally followed through with their comments. And how about kicking the bastards out who shouldn't be here, then you can shut the door.
     
  7. Not good enough. There were hundreds coming in during the 80's. It would be better to stop it altogether. As has been said, it is very doubtful anything will happen given that Cameron seems to be going the way of Blair.
     
  8. Funny and pointless really, every time a new measure to reduce or control immigration it increases, has been going up since the introduction of passports.

    P.s. these figures only apply for NON-EU countries.
     
  9. This promise is from the same mould as the one he made about a European referendum. He'll change his mind in a few days time. He's just as much a two-faced liar as Blair.
     
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  10. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Just hot air. Stand by for more flatulent gusts as the May elections approach.
     
  11. But.... it will fool a lot of the electorate come May ............. Answer is to vote for a party that will get rid of EHCR / PC / European membership shite>
     
  12. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    The BNP’s Simon Darby talking to the Today programme this morning about Camerons speech: “…if we had copyright on our manifesto we’d have our lawyers round his office within hours.”
     
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  13. Some half-wit of a Liberal was on BBC Radio 4 a few minutes claiming that the BNP were "in retreat". It`s a strange sort of retreat when they have managed to get the Prime Minister to act as their spokesman.
     
  14. Yet again we are given the spectacle of the calamitous clown Cable attacking the prime minister. Can nobody rid the coalition of this recalcitrant twerp Cable?

    Until we unshackle ourselves from the European Soviet Union and its concomitant institutions, then we shall be flooded with all the riff-raff of Europe and elsewhere, seeking to leech on our seemingly bottomless pit of 'benefits'.
     
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