One in nine people living in Britain is foreign

#2
Excellent.
Still, it gives us another issue we can quietly ignore, we should celebrate the diversity and muti-culturism of modern Britain.

On the other hand we can give them all a vote in an EU referendum when it comes around can't we. Its a gauranteed 10% of the vote in favour before we even start.
 
#5
I fail to see the significance of the statistics. It still means that the other eight are Brits, doesn't it? So it's not as if the country's in imminent danger of being overrun by "forrinaz", is it?

MsG
 
#6
But 8 in 9 are presumably British.
 

Biped

LE
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#8
Pah - that's nothing. In America, there's 112 foreigners for every 1 American . . . . .
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
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#9
In America, aren't they all foreigners, except the ones we used to call Red Indians?

Just as in the UK we're all foreigners, settled warriors, freed slaves and refugees?
 
#10
Have they included all of us Pad Brats from BAOR and farther afield? And if so, and me now being a self defined minority, I want more rights than everyone else!
 
#11
both my wife and I fit in this category - both born outside the UK and we each had to gain citizenship.

but we are both citizens. I got mine through serving in HMF and my wife through her British born parents.

typical example of stats meaning anything you want them to.
 
#12
The 1 in 9 is those not born here, ie it excludes British people born here of "foreign" parents.

Add these in and it is much more than 1 in 9..........

Still can't remember voting for this in a Party's manifesto

Odo
 
#13
In WW1 Polish and Italian Americans were disproportionately over represented in their Armed Forces.

In more recent times that is true of African Americans.

But the British Armed Forces ? I don't think we see even a proportionate representation of ethnic minorities.

On a recent Question Time Ms Chakrabarti, with the light of the zealot in her eyes, announced that we have grown closer as a community. I think she believes it too. Perhaps she does not use taking proportionate responsibility as a criterion then ?
 
#14
knockknee said:
In WW1 Polish and Italian Americans were disproportionately over represented in their Armed Forces.

In more recent times that is true of African Americans.

But the British Armed Forces ? I don't think we see even a proportionate representation of ethnic minorities.

On a recent Question Time Ms Chakrabarti, with the light of the zealot in her eyes, announced that we have grown closer as a community. I think she believes it too. Perhaps she does not use taking proportionate responsibility as a criterion then ?
Interesting point, given that it is said that the Armed Forces draw more proportionally from the less well off in society.

Of course a major difference is that in-comers to America are happy to conform to the American way, whereas we "celebrate" diversity and people are encouraged to retain their own cultures in their own communities

There again maybe just getting benefits is easier........

Odo
 
#15
Are there similar stats for the Algarve, Tuscany, Normandy,...

Or is it only foreigners who aren't allowed to move to another country?
 
#16
On a recent Question Time Ms Chakrabarti, with the light of the zealot in her eyes, announced that we have grown closer as a community. I think she believes it too. Perhaps she does not use taking proportionate responsibility as a criterion then ?
I would like to grow closer to Ms Chakrabarti in the spirit of multi-racial naughtiness. (.... and yes I am a little ashamed of that)
 
#17
Mr_Deputy said:
1 in 9 is f'ing LOADS!
Do you expect to take a similar demographic from a market in Mombai, from Lagos and from Colombia and find 1 in 9 people (residents, not tourists) will be British/white?
British/white?

you are stating that to be British is synonymous with being white, I am not white yet I still class myself as British. Perhaps you are in the 8 out of 9 people in this country who are unintelligent/stupid
 
#18
wevers said:
Only 1 in 9???
Nationmaster has that stat at 4%, 15th on the list, think this is half a decade out of date.

10% is approaching US levels of (legal) poor and huddled masses. Still a long way to go to catch up with more welcoming nations like the Swiss, about one in four guest arbeiters there.

Heard immigration is up all over the EU but so is emigration. Mobility of labor innit. The way the British economy is going the place will be emptying out rather soon. Imagine the damage a wave of hefty English lasses will do to poles in strip clubs all over Europe.
 

TheIronDuke

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#19
wevers said:
Only 1 in 9???
Mah. I must declare an interest here.

I too, am an immigrant.

My lot arrived about 2,000 years ago on a summer jolly. "Nice place. We'll have it"

Since then we've invented chip shops, helicopters and the charmed quark.

We send money back home and wait for the day we can announce the Final Solution To The Pict Problem
 

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