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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Politics and Rants: Immigration Debate

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Just a short one as I am beginning to get more than a little fed up with this whole debate and UKIPS continued and ludicrous contention that our doors are wide open to 100's of millions of Europeans and lord who knows how many from the rest of the world, who could turn up on the doorstep at Dover en masse......

The problem with ‪#‎immigration‬ is not that ‪#‎immigrants‬ are arriving here. It's the fact that they then refuse to integrate or interact with us. But, is that entirely their fault?

This is not a problem peculiar to ‪#‎Muslims‬ or this country either, but almost every culture does it, the ‪#‎Irish‬, the ‪#‎Poles‬, the ‪#‎Chinese‬, the ‪#‎Jews‬, every race and culture does it in every country they 'escape to'. And this is the core root of the problem today with the poorly educated indigenous population, in most instances. And this is why you get moron 'experts' on ‪#‎FoxNews‬ thinking that whole cities in the UK are 'City/state/countries' within a country...... and Nigel Farage complaining that he couldn't get to a meeting because the motorway was full of immigrants, and his followers believe this pathetic hyperbole. No wonder the world is going to hell in a hand basket, when there are so many gullible people who follow a self proclaimed delusional messiah.

And of course the main stream political parties, Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, being so distanced from the electorate they are supposed to serve, through their corrupt expenses, the fact that most of them have all been through private schooling, and I don't have much issue with that I have to declare, many of them are millionaire's and will never struggle for anything while professing they know where their constituents are coming from when they complain about their daily struggle to survive, and they the politician never will know that struggle. These politician are unable to stem this ever rising tide of xenophobia. And that can only be bad for the rest of us as I see the country descending in to 'poll tax' type anarchy unless the argument is turned on its head....
Says it all!
The fact that many immigrants, who have lived in this country, or indeed their country of choice elsewhere in the world, and still cannot or downright refuse to learn to or speak in the local language, does not help their cause. Mind you when you hear the most vociferous of objectors complaining about the 'problem' or read their home made illiterate strewn posters, it makes you wonder just who you would want to eject from the country! 

And of course the lack of integration was or may not have been the fault of the first wave of immigrants as the local populace didn't want them in their streets causing the cliques and supposed no go areas that even the seemingly educated believe exists #FoxNews, again.

But, as we all now know, some still refuse to accept, that most of our public services could not have survived without immigrants. Today and for years now, have we been unable to get many of the indigenous benefit claimants out of the system and into the fields in farming, even allowing for the fact that their is a minimum wage, why?  Because, like catering and the service industries it is beneath them, more likely though, to tough for them, and so we have had to rely on immigrants, again, while paying out benefits to generational families of claimants.....

RANT OVER:  discuss but, sensibly and with at least a modicum of decorum please, I'm a sensitive wee soul who is fed up with the whole thing when we seem to be ignoring more important things like poverty in the UK and food banks, and affordable housing over social housing, who tends to blubber easily 😢


  1. I think a lot is economics. Well, that and ignorance. People need jobs. When people have jobs and a family they tend to integrate. But, if people come en mass and stick together like glue and never open a door to the world outside, well then, why come in the first place?
    Everyone wants opportunity. But there is more to the Western world than opportunity. There is also freedom-- and it took us lots of time to get it - our notion of freedom evolved over centuries - but thanks to England we do have freedom. I guess I think if people can't handle freedom, or at least the way we view freedom here, they should probably avoid Western Europe and the States.
    I love to read your rants!

    1. I think you're correct and that is another annoying aspect of the immigration debate. In many, many instances immigrants have turned up on the doorstep to escape the oppressive regimes they have lived under. They then get to the country of their choice and spend the rest of their lives decrying the values and way of life of the country and demanding it should change to suit them, crazy. But thankfully not all.

  2. Dear Ishbel,
    I apologize for writing this note on Tom's post, but I don't know how else to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss.
    For the past year, Tom has had candles burning for him at Cathedral on the Plains, candles supporting the prayers for him, for you, and for your children and grandchildren.
    The candles will continue for awhile, soft glows reaching to Heaven to remind him how much he is missed, but also accompanying prayers for the family who miss him.
    Blessings on your all. Sincerely, Marylin Warner


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