Monday, May 3, 2010
Immigration and the English
Q- When is it racist to discuss immigration? A- When the immigrants are the English.
Therefore, when Settler Watch campaigned in the 90s against wealthy English 'white settlers' buying up homes in various desirable rural parts of Scotland, they were branded 'racist'. Maybe SW were racist. I doubt it but... anyway, it's suddenly become acceptable for everybody from New Labour to the usual English Nazis to list immigration as a 'concern'. So, wealthy and mostly middle-aged Sasannaich are allowed to push up house-prices in rural Scotland but mostly poor and hard-working Europeans or Asians are not allowed to work for a living here?
To paraphrase Iain Moireasdan on a Gaelic election debate a few years ago, 'the English drive German cars, watch American programs on Japanese made televisions, drink French or Belgian beer, eat Indian, Italian or Chinese food yet are suspicious of foreigners'. You could add to that an Arabic patron saint, Germanic royal family and clothes made in Asian sweatshops.
Yet despite England being subsumed in foreign identity, many are convinced that 'multi-culturalism doesn't work' though neglect to look at their own family tree. Tabloids scream about immigrants taking homes. However, when the figures are analysed, you find out that they include anyone that wasn't born in the UK and stretches back to the middle of last century (see Straight Statistics 'Who's living in my social housing?').
Then when you think some more, you realise that those dreaded immigrants include your pal's Spanish girlfriend or your other pal who was born abroad to Scots parents but has lived here since infancy. It also includes those thousands of Eastern Europeans who come here to pick our veg an clean our toilets. The figures in the Daily Mail/Express/Star etc don't tell you though that most also go home again.They also don't list the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Prince Philip or Terry Wogan who presumably are acceptable to the Daily Mail but who are nevertheless FOREIGN.
As to indigenous British culture - whatever it is or was.... Tescos have done more to destroy the 'traditional' life of English towns than any group of Muslims, Poles or Scots. The English also don't seem to mind the benefits that come with globalisation. The same globalisation that gives them cheap clothes in Primark and uncomplicated access to Spanish holiday homes and beaches also means that some FOREIGNERS have the right to come here. Duh!
Finally, if anyone is actually dumb enough to think that stopping or limiting immigration would be good then they should remember that for the likes of the Daily Mail, Lord Pearson and UKIP, the BnP, the Tories etc that immigrants are only one part of their agenda. Next comes the gays. Then the travellers. Then the single mums and unmarried parents. Then the unemployed. Then the trade-unionists. Then the 'bloated' devolved 'regions'. Then the leftie teachers. Then the atheists...
Aye, first they came for the Communists....
PS- Though i haven't heard of any Settler Watch activity for years, the Daily Express still likes to trot them out to scare its readers in case any of them might be tempted to vote SNP.