THE GREAT DECEPTION
-THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A NATION OF
IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE NOW ARRIVING -
ONE EVERY MINUTE.
THE GREAT DECEPTION
Sir Andrew Green
Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Syria]
[Daily Mail-Saturday-April 21-2007]
To counter growing anger over the way
we've lost control of our borders, the Left argues that Britain's always
been a nation of immigrants.
Immigration today is 25 times higher
than at any time in our history with a new migrant arriving
FOR MANY years now, the Government and
the liberal left's case for mass immigration has rested partly on their
repeated assertion that Britain is a melting pot of different cultures -
or as they describe it,
'A nation of immigrants'
Our history, we have been told, is
punctuated by regular waves of substantial numbers of immigrants to our
shores; from the Romans to the Normans, from the Huguenots of the 16th
century and 17th centuries to the Jews of the 19th and 20th, incomers
have settled here over the centuries and have influenced the racial and
cultural make - up of this country for the better.
The slogan was first promoted in
Britain in 2001 by the then IMMIGRATION MINISTER
who pronounced that
'the UK is a nation of immigrants'
This absurd claim will finally hit the
dust with the publication today of an important new book
A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS?
Professor David Conway
Senior research fellow for the
Of course we have immigrants in
Britain, nowadays in substantial numbers:
Yesterday official figures from the
Office Of National Statistics
has swollen Britain's population by
Just in the decade since 1995.
And, of course, many of them
have made , and continue to make, a considerable contribution to our
life as a nation. The list of distinguished people is a long one and our
country would be different and , very possibly less vigorous without
That is entirely different from
suggesting that we are by nature, a nation of immigrants - with the
implication that present levels of
are merely, a continuation of the
process that has made us
WHAT WE ARE.
Any such claim falls apart when
examined closely , as Professor Conway has demonstrated. he looked at
the scale of previous waves of
and found that they were far smaller
-which we are now facing.
A certain amount depends on how far
back you go.
Britain has been an island for some
- before that , it was connected to
The earliest population were hunter
-gatherers running only in a few thousand. A big increase in population,
some 6,000 years ago, seems to have been due to the arrival of new
techniques of farming and a consequent boost to food production, rather
than to a large inflow of people.
By the time of the Roman invasion, the
inhabitants numbered some
[The influx which has occurred in the
past decade since 1995]
The Anglo-Saxons and Danes of the Dark
Ages were the most significant subsequent arrivals - yet their numbers
were never overwhelming and the population remained roughly at
For practical purposes, the arrival of
Normans in 1066
is the sensible place top start an
assessment of the impact of
-on our society. To go back further is
to get lost in the mists of time.
And when we look at the record of the
past 1000 years, the number of people who arrived in Britain from
-even when you take into account the
much lower populations of earlier times. Furthermore, in almost every
case, their arrival was spread over decades rather than years.
William the Conqueror
-of largely French extraction. The
total number of Norman settlers in Britain was never more than 5 per
cent of the population, but they seized the levers of power and grabbed
a third of the island.
In the subsequent 1,000 years there have
been only two numerically significant migrations into Britain -the
Huguenots in the 16th and 17th centuries and the Jews in the 19th and
20th centuries. Professor Conway's work reveals
THAT BOTH WERE SURPRISINGLY LIMITED IN
The Huguenots were Protestants driven
out of Catholic France by religious persecution. The first wave came in
the second half of the 16th century and a larger wave followed in the
late 17th century.
The total number settling in Britain
has been estimated at
-still only 1 per cent of the
AT THE TIME.
Many brought valuable skills, some were
affluent and their impact was generally beneficial
BUT THEY WERE STILL A TINY NUMBER
It was another 200 years before the
assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881 triggered pogroms in Russia
and Poland. Between 1880 and 1914, it is estimated that some
-left Eastern Europe and Russia.
The majority went to the
, while some
settled in Britain, arriving at the
rate of perhaps 10,000 a year.
They were followed in the period
between the two world wars by perhaps 70,000 other fleeing
It hardly needs to be said that they
have made an outstanding contribution to our society.
numbers are tiny, Taken together, they amounted to roughly half a per
cent of our population at the time, spread over half a century.
Professor Conway also looked at the
Irish migration of the 19th century. This is quite a different case, as
Ireland was part of great Britain, in full political union with England,
Scotland and Wales at the time, but the numbers are interesting.
Irish - born adults living in Britain
300,000 to 600,000 in the 20 years
around the potato famine of the
mid-19th century -again, some 1 per cent of Britain's population at the
time, spread over decades.
Even by 1880, the Irish community in
Britain was only 3 per cent of the population.
The claim that Britain is a nation of
immigrants is even more bizarre when you consider that , between 1815
and 1914, Britain quadrupled her population and yet still despatch
-people to destinations beyond Europe.
The reality is that we have
historically been a country of
INDEED, that situation persisted up to
Why all this focus on numbers?
- because they disprove the
Government's claim, so one more
FALSEHOOD on IMMIGRATION
-Collapses on examination.
-because numbers do matter.
AND THE LARGER THEY ARE -THE MORE
-because, although it may not be
politically correct to say so,
CULTURE MATTERS TOO.
The Huguenots and the Jews were both of
European, Judeo Christian culture and so more easily integrated into
We are taking large numbers from
cultures very distant from our own and from each other.
Unlike the U. S. -which is indeed a
NATION OF IMMIGRANTS
-we have no mechanisms for absorbing
such a mix of people
The concept of
-allowing different groups of
immigrants to pursue their own cultural agenda without regard to the
indigenous population was an attempt to avoid the issue.
Its disastrous failure was demonstrated
on 7/7 in the London Tube bombings carried out by men brought up in
[Which reminds us that after such long
investigation our Security
Services have still not apprehended the Mr
BIG who is either in BERLIN or
Consider the present position. In the
two years 2004 and 2005 foreign immigration totalled about 630,000 or
just over 1 per cent of our record population of
The only two previous significant waves
of foreign immigration in the past
-the Huguenots and the Jews -each
amounted to less than 1 per cent
SPREAD OVER UP TO 50 YEARS
So the inflow now is some
25 TIMES ANY PREVIOUS LEVEL
Such numbers are, of course, having a
huge impact on our society. The growth of our minority ethnic
communities illustrates the point. By no means all of them are
immigrants, since about half were born and brought up here and are
British as anyone else.
But their parents and grandparents were
immigrants, so their numbers are some measure of the impact of
immigration on our society over the past half -century.
In 1951, ethnic minorities were 1
per cent of our population
THEY ARE NOW
8 per cent
[and growing fast]
And in State
secondary schools they number
17 per cent
To these , of course,
should be added immigrants who are not part of the black and minority
ethnic communities -notably, in recent years the Poles.
Meanwhile, in Greater London, one child in two is born to
a foreign mother and in several of our cities, the indigenous community
will find themselves a minority before very long.
[And to think that it is in the main a Tartan Cabal which
has made such a mess, which has ,and will , have extreme consequences in
the years ahead. We have today in 2007 - No-GO Areas in which the police
have decided to leave to their community leaders to govern in their own
WHAT A FINE MESS YOU HAVE GOT US IN
MR BLAIR BUT THEN YOU HAVE NEVER CONSIDERED THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR
ACTIONS -HAVE YOU?]
that there is widespread public concern, that two-thirds of us feel
OUR [CHRISTIAN] CULTURE
-is under threat
-and that 83 per cent want firm action from the
[This very problem was
identified many decades ago but it was ignored and as we live in a
country that considers
-good enough for Scottish Parliament and -for Welsh
Assembly and even for IRAQ but not for
We see the dramatic events in France where over 85 % have
voted -WHY -because they
CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We let all this happen because we did not believe that
our cosy tripartite cabal in Westminster could be so politically
-correct to have allowed the swamping of our country by millions of our
fellow citizens who have
NOTHING IN COMMON
with their benefactors and in fact wish
openly to declare that their culture will drive ours to oblivion and the
inactions of governments over the decades has confirmed -JUST THAT.
Prior to the 1997 General Election I scribbled some
comments about the state of
OUR COUNTRY -NOT THEIRS
On the subject of the obvious divided
kingdom -I'm not at this time referring to our close neighbours to the
West of North but to the countless people who have found a home in our
Island but have
Our opinion has
always been that it matters not where people come from so long as they
are prepared to integrate -it still is -of course as the article above
has plainly shown
IT IS A MATTER OF NUMBERS.
Well referring to my scribbling exercise I wrote that the
mix in a nation state can be summed up in a dish of food -it is a matter
of the ingredients being used in the correct amount and cooked
correctly in order to obtain the supreme effect.
The ingredients are our generally invited or agreed
visitors to join us and the cooking is a matter for the government of
WE HAVE BEEN
FAILED ON BOTH COUNTS
Why is it, then ,that the Government is deliberately
perpetuating the ridiculous
-that we are a nation of immigrants?
ITS TRACK RECORD SHOULD TELL US THE ANSWER:
IF YOU CAN'T SOLVE A PROBLEM
[And for the past ten years they are supreme masters at
it - nothing else mind you such as good governance that would be asking for too much -though
their recent attempt to stop the Press from using the
Freedom of Information Act
in order to prevent more searching questions as to their
expenses and associated matters shows how arrogant the 99% members of
the Commons have become in voting to
'CLOSE THAT DOOR'.
IT is the lowest level of debasement and chicanery that
those MPs have reached apart of course the vote to invade a sovereign
nation-state which was
We have said on a number of occasions that we needed a
patriotic dictator for just 6 months with full Cromwellian powers to
sack the greater number of parliamentarians and civil servants and the
politically-correct police and many others throughout central and local
government and send them to an Islamic country in order for them to try
their diversity - equalitarian polices with their health & safety and
gender workshops and their discredited multiculturalism. They would be
locked up within days and many of them would never see the light of day
What a lot of idiots we have all been to have tolerated
such mindless drivel particularly as the Left have now -too
late-admitted they were wrong in so many ways. The damage these
irresponsible mindless creatures have done will affect our once free
country for decades to come.
A visit to countries which intend to dominate our
cultural landscape would soon put many of these do-gooders in a spin.
but of course they have no intention of pointing out the shocking
discoveries because they get more of a thrill in dictating their asinine
policies to the laid back people back home in the UK.
What happens in other countries is the concern of those
countries provided they are no direct threat to us. The greatest threat
we face is from those pompous individuals at home and a number from
overseas who have prospered by constantly tell us that we are racist,
whereas apart from some extremists the country is the most tolerant in
the world though the actions of New Labour have driven many from every
political party in the country to say
WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH.]
What has happened - quite simply, indeed undeniably - is
that the Government has
LOST CONTROL OF OUR BORDERS
Ministers have no idea
WHO HAS COME?
WHO HAS GONE
WHO IS STILL HERE?
They were far too slow to tackle the asylum mess which
they inherited from the
Then they deliberately and , in my view, crazily made a
massive increase in work permits followed by an appalling miscalculation
over the likely inflows from
So, prevented by
-from addressing the root of the problem - which is the
SCALE of IMMIGRATION
THEY REACHED FOR THE SPIN!
We were repeatedly told that none of this mattered
because we are a
NATION of IMMIGRANTS?
ANYWAY -a nation that has successfully absorbed
immigration down the centuries
THAT LINE HAS BEEN SHOT TO PIECES
The Government is now left with its second defence - that
all this immigration is
-even necessary , for our economy. Two -thirds of the
DO NOT BELIEVE IT
-but the Government continues to repeat it. The public
are, of course
Nearly all the benefit of
-goes to the immigrants themselves - which is
WHY THEY COME
The Government claims that the entire country benefits
from the growth in our economy as a result of
-but calculations based on its own figures show that the
value of this growth to each member of the
-comes to less than
50p a week.
NOT A LOT, YOU MAY THINK
-when you consider the added cost to the economy caused
by current levels of
-cost in the form of extra pressure on
PUBLIC SERVICES and INFRASTRUCTUIRE
Indeed , the latest figures issued by the Government
itself show that we shall need to build
200 houses a day- every day, for the next 20 years just
to house new immigrants
NOT EXISTING IMMIGRANTS
This takes no account of the illegal immigrants, who must
number at least
Fortunately the Public is waking up to the situation.
The chattering classes are still not too bothered. They
like the cheap nannies, cheaper restaurants and lower inflation that the
lower wages of immigrants bring.
But for the working class that means
LESS MONEY and LESS JOB SECURITY
THEY ARE NOT AMUSED
Indeed, the white working class who are the most directly
affected by mass immigration are beginning to desert
NEW LABOUR IN DROVES
This may be why the Government is at least taking
action. Liam Byrne, Barbara Roche's successor as
MINSTER FOR IMMIGRATION
admitted this week that the country is 'deeply unsettled'
by the present massive levels of
[Well-it is only just over a week to New Labour
sufferings the biggest defeat -ever.]
Only last month, and just in time for the local
elections, the Home office issued two documents setting out how it
intends to restore
CONTROL OF OUR BORDERS
-with better records of arrivals and departures, new visa
controls, ID cards for resident foreigners and new measures against
employers of illegal workers.
This is all sensible stuff and long overdue - but whether
the Home Office has staff of sufficient quality
[Staff diversity? To New Labour it means lowering the
standards to meet the mean -not to reach the best level possible.]
and the resources necessary to achieve their aims -
REMAINS TO BE SEEN.
THE TRUTH IS THAT WE CANNOT CONTINUE AS WE ARE.
Migrants are now arriving at very nearly
ONE A MINUTE
We cannot possibly integrate people into our society at
such a pace, and we should not be expected to do so.
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS MUST BE PUT ASIDE.
[Well New Labour are not concerned - they are the
flexible friend to the newcomer and they want their vote-even now -even
There must be a sharp reduction in
The public must be reassured by clear evidence that the
situation is no longer spinning
OUT OF CONTROL
THe best objective would be to reduce foreign immigration
to the same level as the number of British people emigrating each year.
this has doubled under the present Government to about
100,000 a year
[This remark requires a condition that ONLY those who are
should be considered.
[TO have a 100,000 patriotic citizens leaving
the UK and then to receive in return a large number of newcomers who
have NO INTENTION TO INTEGRATE is NO POLICY AT ALL]
Such a limit would allow room for those who are really
essential to our economy ,as well as leaving room for family reunion
(under tightened rules). Genuine refuges should not, as a matter of
principle be capped. In any case, they nowadays number fewer than 10,000
are concerned about the above open -ended suggestion because in the
present climate of our over-populated country with millions too many for
our infrastructure to cope with. Until there is a drastic reduction in
those finding a home here there can be NO open-door policy for even
genuine refugees because in the early years 21st century there has been
so many destructive wars that to have an open policy would be to the
detriment of those who have joined us and of course to the indigenous
population at large.]
As the above article has clearly shown we have on
occasions accepted large numbers of
-but also as shown it was over decades nor just a few
years-until the curse of Blairdom brought us nation destroying schemes
which have damaged our communities and country.]
Firm and effective action is the only way forward. Spin
has had its day. And professor Conway has made a valuable contribution
TO ITS DEMISE.
A Nation of Immigrants?
by David Conway
is available from
£10 including p&p
Sir Andrew Green is chairman
of MigrationWatch and a former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Syria,
How could a Multicultural
HOW MANY MORE CAN BRITAIN
TAKE by Sir Andrew Green
have effectively divided the POPULATION into ETHNIC and FAITH
TRUE POPULATION TOTAL ON OUR CROWDED ISLAND IS NEARER
GET BRITISH OR GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY
MONOCULTURE -TOLERANT-NOT MULTICULTURAL
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