second part of this article, I have swiftly passed over the years 1700 to
1900 as there were no culture changing invasions, and no highly
significant migrations of peoples to the UK. There were the French
Protestant Huguenots of course who greatly influenced the British silver
trade, Eastern European Jews and an assorted mixture of other migrants.
None of these modest movements of people were of sufficient numbers to
leave a significant genetic mark upon the ancient native population.
my opinions on the new frontier of mass immigration, and the rapid
cultural change our nation now struggles to accommodate. Added to this are
the divisions and fissures that have opened up within the fabric of our
major conurbations and urban centres. It is of course my take on events
and others may have a differing point of view, particularly if they hold
an internationalist outlook. In a free country that historically cherishes
the freedom of speech and the value of free expression, that is exactly
how it should be.
at the beginning of the 21st century, this long established concept of
freedom of speech is coming under ever greater pressure from the forces of
political correctness. It is a creeping and insidious mantra that is
designed to stifle opinion and free expression. It's most dangerous
manifestation is perhaps the 1986 Public Order Act, especially Section 5
of the Act. That section outlaws 'insulting words or behaviour' but is
opaque and woolly on the exact definition of what that means.
5 of this Act has been abused on numerous occasions. Two of the most
ridiculous arrests under this Act were that of a Christian street
preacher, Dale McAlpine, who stated that homosexuality was a sin, or the
16 year old from Newcastle Upon Tyne who said 'woof' to a dog, and was
promptly arrested by the police and fined £200. This ludicrous decision
was overturned by a jury, who were obviously in possession of more common
sense than those who brought the original prosecution.
Beginning of the End
begin at the point where things began to go very wrong indeed. The Second
World War was an absolutely terrible event for this nation, not only
because it caused such death and destruction but it was also responsible
for the final demise of the British Empire. The rot had set in two decades
before, as we were dragged into the killing fields of the First World War.
The war ended a golden Edwardian age and centuries of British domination.
It also effectively bankrupted the nation and allowed the United States of
America to effortlessly achieve global economic and cultural pre-eminence.
Second World War finally finished off this country as a great world power,
and reduced it to the status of an indebted international pauper. Yet
again we had been dragged into another European conflict that held no
benefit for us. There were certain nations in Europe who took great
satisfaction from observing the United Kingdom lying prostrate, poverty
stricken, rudderless, humiliated and weak at the wars end. There was scant
gratitude for the liberation of their people from Nazi occupation,
possibly because they had become far too comfortable with collaboration in
all its forms.
The greatest influx of foreign peoples to the United Kingdom and their settlement thereof, occurred not as a direct result of warfare, but rather as a consequence of it. As the economy recovered in the late 1940’s and 1950’s there was a need for labour and that presented an opportunity for citizens of the Commonwealth, an organisation formed from independent states that had once been imperial possessions, and for those who still resided in our remaining colonies.
Jamaicans arrive at Tilbury on the Empire Windrush
22nd June 1948 a ship called the Empire Windrush docked at the port of
Tilbury in Essex. It carried 493 passengers from Jamaica who wanted to
start a new life in the UK. It was the first landfall of what would in
time become a tsunami of third world immigration; it still ripples out
from the bow wave of the Empire Windrush today.
Following on from the West Indian migration to the UK were peoples from Africa and the Indian sub-continent, who from the late 1960’s onwards arrived in ever increasing numbers. A spike occurred in the 1970’s, when East African Asians were expelled by the governments of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda who were upset at the economic dominance they had gained in those African states. It was the first expression of ‘indigenisation’ by African governments which continues apace today in both Zimbabwe and South Africa.
On the 1st July 1997 the British crown colony of Hong Kong
reverted to China. Prior to this happening, the UK government had changed
its requirements for citizenship and the law in respect to the right of
abode in the UK. The prospect of five million Hong Kong Chinese with a
right of settlement in the UK was a bridge too far, even for the most
progressive and liberal of British governments. However, many Hong Kong
Chinese citizens still managed to relocate to the UK and became a much
larger visible minority in our cities.
recent times have come large numbers of mainland Chinese who have never
had any legitimate connection with this country. They are being brought in
by people smugglers to work in the 'black economy' cockle picking and
selling knock off DVD's. The smugglers appear to have no problem in
bypassing the UK's poorly protected national borders.
1970 onwards, the large cities of the UK become increasingly cosmopolitan
and diverse in aspect, and this has led to much cultural cross
pollination. It has also led to increasing violence and conflict between
the various ethnic groupings and the indigenous population. These ethnic
groups have tended to create enclaves in the cities of the UK and rather
than integrate into a British way of life, have preserved the culture,
language and traditions of their homelands. This has resulted in a self
imposed form of apartheid that works against integration and reinforces
segregation. This has in many areas led to a fractured society of mutual
mistrust, dislike and misunderstanding that is getting worse year on year.
the United Kingdom joined the Common Market, a free trade grouping of
nations in Western Europe who had open access to the markets of each
member state. Since that time, the Common Market has become the European
Economic Community and more recently has evolved into the European Union,
commonly referred to as the EU. This trading block has gradually and
stealthily crystalized into a de-facto federal state, with its own
government, currency, central bank and military forces. In 2012 it is a
political entity in crisis, being torn asunder by a severe economic
certainly not the same free trade entity the British people voted to join
in 1973. Despite that moving of the goal posts, the people of the UK have
been denied a referendum on whether they wish to remain a part of this new
political arrangement that has been imposed upon them. The EU is a body
that takes more and more powers unto itself as the years go by, whilst
emasculating the national parliaments of the nation states making up the
European Union in the process.
France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg signed the Schengen
Agreement. This allowed for passport free travel in those countries,
effectively abolishing the borders between them. In addition it introduced
a single policy on immigration and asylum. It also gave the police forces
in all five countries access to the records of citizens in all the
Schengen nations. In 1997 the Schengen Agreement was written into EU law
under the Treaty of Amsterdam. So far the UK is not effected by this law
but it will be in time. On the day the Schengen Agreement came into force
the British national daily newspaper, the Daily Mail, wrote this prophetic
Schengen Agreement was not signed in response to overwhelming public
demand. It was put together by the governing elite of Europe, bureaucrats
and politicians intent on pursuing their own agenda of political union. A
frontier-free Europe will be a paradise for criminals, drug-dealers,
illegal immigrants and terrorists'.
EU expanded eastwards in Europe, it drew in the former nations of the old
Soviet Bloc. Around the same time legislation was passed in the European
Parliament that enabled the free movement of labour within the EU. Most
member states put a block on this free movement of people from the
economically backward Eastern European countries for a period of ten
years, all except for the UK, Ireland and Sweden, who allowed instant
access to their labour markets. The inevitable torrent of Eastern European
migration to the UK officially began on 1st May 2004, and it has not
order to gerrymander the figures in respect of the amount of entrants to
the UK, the government came up with a rather jolly wheeze. Prior to the
1st May 2004 untold thousands of migrants from aspirant nations were
allowed to enter the UK on self employment visas. The system was so
incompetent and so abused that in one infamous case, a work visa was even
granted to a one legged Romanian roof tiler!
British business desired a large pool of cheap, compliant, minimum wage labour, and so the UK became a gigantic magnet to masses of Eastern European workers. They were in search of work at much higher rates of pay than was available in their homelands (but at much lower rates than a British worker could work for), and access to a generous welfare system. Not only were the British government conspiring against their own working class but so were the Gollum-like captains of British industry.
business has all too often been good at not investing income back into
their companies. The owners would rather squeeze every penny out of the
enterprise for their own personal benefit. One insidious way of milking
the company is by investing in cheap foreign labour to drive down wages
and remain competitive.
than investing capital in more efficient machinery and technology, they
seek to compete on wage costs and go on using knackered, outdated
equipment. In the end, this greed fuelled, short sighted policy ends
in disaster. Ultimately the unsustainable bubble bursts and the company
no British manufacturing company can possibly compete with the Chinese on
labour costs. Common sense should dictate that UK business up its game and
compete at the cutting edge of technology and development, and not on
cheap labour. However British business in recent times has not been noted
for its top class management, but only for the epic remuneration packages
it awards to its company directors, regardless of whether they succeed or
fail. Greed and avarice are still considered good in far too many
casino-like British boardrooms.
beyond question, that the sudden influx of vast numbers of economic
migrants has had the dire effect of driving down pay and conditions for
native workers, overloading infrastructure, driving up the price of
housing, inundating the welfare and schooling systems, clogging up the
badly ailing National Health Service and putting pressure on our police
forces due to higher levels of crime.
Polish Lorry Driver
give an illustrative example of wage depression caused by inward migration
from my own work experience. Back in 2004 I was an Assistant Manager at a
company based in London, and witnessed the sudden explosion of Polish
migrants seeking work in the UK after May 1st of that year.
The company I worked for, whom I shall not name engaged the services of a Polish HGV Driver. He was very willing, enthusiastic, worked extremely hard, never took ‘silly-sick’ days from work and fitted in well with all the other employee’s and drivers. He was a model employee in all respects but did need to improve his English language skills to some degree. Occasionally it would fall to me to route the Lorries for the following day, a task I took on permanently once I became the Night Manager.
I happened to be chatting with this new Polish driver in a
mixture of English and Russian, my second language, on one occasion.
During the course of the conversation, the subject of pay came up for some reason or other. I knew that the other
drivers who were all English, were on £21,000 per year. It was then the
Polish driver casually informed me that he was only being paid £17,000 per
year, the same basic rate as the van drivers were earning!
I was affronted by that obvious under-paying for the job, £4,000 difference is a lot of money, and I hate to see exploitation of any kind. I said that I would have a word with the appropriate people as a mistake must surely have been made. To my surprise he didn’t want me to raise the issue with senior management, he was very insistent upon that, as it was the salary he had agreed upon when formally engaged by the company.
To me it
stank. To have one employee earning far less than his colleagues was a
rancid form of discrimination, the kind of practice usually guaranteed to
cause friction and resentment in any normal work place. Such pay
disparities can have serious effects upon morale and general productivity
and to me it was an example of hideous
did not really appreciate at the time, was the fact I was actually
witnessing the embryonic stages of the coming mass influx of cheap labour
from Eastern Europe, and the devastating effects it was going to have in
the British workplace. The Directors at the company I worked for had
already grasped the fiscal implications of this vast pool of cheap labour.
company knew how it could be used to drive down pay and conditions for all
British workers and like a virulent cancer, this new form of worker
exploitation has spread throughout the land. Its social consequences have
often been traumatic for many native British workers who have been denied
work and opportunity.
Polish driver was willing to work for his stunted salary because it was a
lot more than he would have received for the same job at home. However,
because the salary was so low for a person having to live in the very
expensive metropolis of London, he was forced into putting in many hours
of overtime. This driver was unusual in that he had brought his family
over and was not living in a multi-occupancy scenario, so had to earn a
reasonable living wage.
same is now true in 2012 for many British workers whose pay has been
driven down by very significant margins. They are forced into working
overtime which affects their family life, or they are forced out of work
altogether and into a life of welfare dependency and alienation. The
government are effectively pushing hardworking Britons into the realms of
the feckless underclass, where they most certainly do not belong.
what corporate greed, government collusion and the curse of unfettered
mass immigration is doing to the country. It is an utter disgrace for a
supposedly first world nation whose government should be raising the
living standards of all its citizens, not just the top 1% of very rich
All this in combination with the worst economic recession since the Great Depression of the 1930’s, has resulted in a perfect storm of misery and hopelessness for many of the native working class population. Many can no longer find work at a realistic living wage to support a family and pay a mortgage. It has been nothing short of a betrayal of the working class and doubly so, when it was inflicted by a New Labour government with supposedly deep socialist roots.
The mass migration of cheap labour to this
country has also had one very interesting and unforeseen consequence for
British workers. As the incomers became established by taking minimum wage
jobs, which they were able to afford to do given their multiple occupancy
living arrangements, they began to move up the employment ladder.
became Foremen, Supervisors and Managers, particularly in the retail and
service environments, and increasingly gained control of the levers of
power in respect of the hiring of new staff. The posts which became
available were then all too often filled by their extended families,
friends and fellow countrymen. An employment circle had been created that
effectively excluded the native working class from gaining employment.
This very subject was discussed on London's LBC Radio 97.3 FM, on a late
morning talk show on the 7th May 2012, particularly in respect of the
Polish community in London.
the above, it is entirely wrong for the indigenous population to blame the
incomers who are seeking a better life and financial advantage, even if
some of these guest workers can exhibit a complete disrespect and contempt
for the local population and for the laws of the land.
real culprits are big business and the tame government lackeys whom they
finance. Business seeks to exploit the free movement of peoples in Europe
for its own commercial ends. That said it is the native population who have
to accept the most blame for the situation. They have a vote come
election time, and it is they who decide who will govern the nation and
what policies it will enact.
Sadly, the British public have by and large proven themselves to be apathetic when it comes to elections. To my mind that is bordering upon criminal, when one considers what our forebears went through in order to gain universal suffrage. Time and political correctness has eroded the enormity of that achievement by the working class, and people do not appreciate it as they should.
don't seem to realise
the power they have to make real change happen. When the British public do
bother to go out and vote, all too often they have the appearance of turkey's voting for Christmas.
has always been a welcoming destination for those in neighbouring lands
facing genuine fear of prosecution and death. In addition, people have
also always arrived on these shores as the spouses of native Britons. All
of this migration and settlement was harmonious and unremarkable. It was
only after 1948 that it began to change, when tensions bubbled to the
surface and abuses of the system became blatant.
rampant abuses accelerated enormously after 1997 and were not helped by
the New Labour governments removal of all embarkation controls in 1999.
Simply put, the country now had no idea just how many people were in the
country who should not be here. The total is now estimated to run into
millions and growing year on year. Definitely not one of Tony Blair's
the welcome mat is in tatters, worn out by the countless feet of bogus
asylum seekers from around the globe, all taking advantage of the anarchy
and chaos that is current UK immigration policy. On top of all that there
is a government too afraid of political correctness and vested interests
to protect the nations borders.
the dynamic capital city in which I was born in 1963, has changed beyond
all recognition from the traditional place it was back then. Of course
cities are always evolving and adapting, it is the very nature of the
beast but the rate of social and cultural evolution has increased
dramatically since the British people first elected a New Labour
government, seemed to many people to hold a hidden agenda of changing the
face of Britain and increasing its electoral base of support. It is a well
known political fact that new migrants to the UK tend to be Labour voters,
and mass immigration has the potential to create a de-facto one party
state for the Labour Party. It is a cynical policy with the potential of
causing great social damage now and in the future.
Labour under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, held power in the UK from their
landslide election win of 1997, to their ignominious defeat in 2010. In
their thirteen years in office, they presided over the biggest
uncontrolled influx of people into this country in its history, an influx
that has literally changed the face of Britain.
Future Face of Britain
rate of social change in the UK is simply astounding. Net immigration
quadrupled to nearly 200,000 a year between 1997 and 2009. In 2010 it was
252,000. Over 3 million immigrants have arrived since 1997 and the flow is
set to continue unabated. The door is not only open it has been removed
from its hinges and thrown away.
As reported by the Daily Mail on 25th May 2012 and Migration Watch UK. Latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that in the first nine months of 2011, net migration to the UK stood at 252,000. This is the second highest level ever recorded. If the complete twelve months are taken into account, it is akin to the whole population of Iceland relocating to the UK in one year! Similar inward migration figures are being recorded year after year. It is utter and complete madness, insanity of the first order.
In September 2016, the net inward migration figures for the UK stood at 273,000, down from 325,000 the previous year. Remember these are the net migration figures, the difference between those arriving and those leaving. The actual amount of immigrants arriving in the UK was around 600,000.
Amongst those leaving the UK, nobody knows how many are indigenous British people, fed-up to the back teeth with the direction of travel in this country, who have voted with their feet and left these shores, just like my sister and her family, who left for Australia in 2016.
That is why the demographic change taking place in the UK appears to be more of an invasion, displacement and settlement of a kind not seen in this country before. The numbers involved are truly stupendous, and the rate of change truly frightening.
country appears to be governed by a treacherous cabal of self-serving cretins, hell bent on
destroying the nation for the sake of odious party political dogma and the
selfish interests of global capitalism.
The population of the UK will grow by over 7 million to 70+ million in the next 16 years, 5 million due to immigration - that is 5 times the population of Birmingham. England is already, with the Netherlands, the most crowded country in Europe. Such rapid growth in the size of the population due to external immigration will have highly visible effects, and place unsustainable pressure on resources, infrastructure and public services.
endless flow of economic migrants and bogus asylum seekers continues
tidal wave of inward migration will alter the ancient genetic make-up of
the nation, to an extent not seen since the great migrations at the end of
the last Ice Age. Some have even begun to see this new movement of foreign
people not as simple immigration, but rather the relentless displacement
and removal of an established population and their culture.
It is a displacement that is being meekly accepted by the indigenous population, who seem generally apathetic and unconcerned about this frightening development. The same is also true for the majority of Western European nations, who are finding themselves in a similar situation to the UK.
It is a source of great fascination for those of us with an interest in sociology and the psychology of human behaviour. This new mass immigration scenario is a unique population event that has never before happened in the long history of Great Britain. It is a 'car crash' in slow motion.
nihilistic path of self destruction all seems to have been set in motion
after the second world war. It was orchestrated by a left wing liberal
elite with a masochistic colonial guilt complex, after the rapid break-up of
the British Empire.
strange new phenomenon for the UK and will bring with
it enormous social upheaval, and massive cultural and religious change. It
is already causing a crisis of identity in the native population of these
islands, despite their passive acquiescence in the process. In many
instances it is leading to the rise of nationalism and reaction.
It may yet bring about a vicious backlash born out of a seething resentment,
all fermented by a feeling of dispossession and marginalisation.
feeling of dispossession has already been witnessed not so long ago. It
was at one time considered racist by the left wing liberal elite, for the English to
fly their own long established national flag, the cross of St. George. At the same time it was perfectly acceptable for the Scots and
Welsh to fly their national flags. That kind of politically correct nonsense is bound to
ramp up ill-feeling and cause resentment.
cautionary warning should be taken from the book, Welcome to the Asylum
written by Harriet Sergeant, in which she relates the story of an African
you are the first refugee to enter a village', he explained, 'they see you
as an individual. They help you. They invite you into their homes and ask
you about your family'. But then more arrived and even more. The villagers
turned surly. 'They refused to give the bread they had offered me with a
smile'. They forced the refugees to camp outside the village. 'Finally
they pelted us with stones'.
this government and future governments get a grip on the potentially
explosive issue of mass immigration and the free movement of people within
the EU, and produces a genuinely viable and sustainable vision for this
country, I can see dark times ahead for future generations born into this
people of the country must decide what they want for their nation in the
coming years, and most importantly, for their children's future. It is a
pressing concern that will only get more urgent. At present there is
nothing more than a rudderless drift into the unknown on a sinking ship,
with no map or compass to point the way forward and not enough lifeboats
to go around.
the last words on all this can perhaps be left to the Holy Bible, a tome
upon which modern Western society has been founded over many centuries and
still shapes our morality here in the UK, despite the modern secular world we live
same Biblical passage below also inspired one of the most famous speeches
of Abraham Lincoln on disunity; a speech he presented to the Republican
State Convention on 16th June 1858 in Springfield, Illinois. On the 12th
April 1861 the divergent forces in the United States finally reached a
tipping point and the Civil War began.
the Bible, Matthew 12:25 (King James Version):
"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand".
The follow-on to this article will be on the subject of Brexit, a vote to leave the EU on June 23rd 2016 that stunned the political Establishment, and was the first sign of the British people beginning to rise from their knee's.
Britain BC – by Francis Pryor.
Origins of the British - by Stephen Oppenheimer.
The Atlantic Celts – by Simon James.
Picts - by Tim Clarkson.
The Tribes of Britain – by David Miles.
A History of Scotland – by Neil Oliver.
The Vikings – by John Haywood.
and the Fall of Roman Britain - by
After Rome - by Robin Fleming.
The Reivers – by Alistair Moffat.
A Dance Called America – by James Hunter.
The Highland Clearances – by Eric Richards.
Origins of the Second World War - by A.J.P Taylor
Immigration Invasion - by Arthur Kemp.
Great Immigration Scandal - by Steve Moxon.
Dark Albion - by David Abbott.
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