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The Mail and Migrationwatch

June 25, 2009

These are the kind of stories that make me despise the Daily Mail.

One of their articles today carried the headline:

Four in ten under-20s in London aren’t white

So what? Surely in a progressive society this story isn’t even newsworthy. But no, as usual, the Mail sees it differently it’s even gone and got a rent-a-quote from Migrationwatch to fuel the anger of their readership:

Sir Andrew Green of the Migrationwatch think-tank said: ‘This illustrates the massive change that is taking place to our society at a rapid pace and without the indigenous population ever being consulted.

‘It is high time that the political class took their heads out of the clouds and responded to the very strong public opinion that wants to bring immigration under control.’

Sound familiar? “Indigigenous population” and “political class” are usually part of the nonsense that is spewn from Nick Griffin’s mouth, and to be honest, this quote could have easily come from a BNP propaganda leaflet. And the article has had the desired effect, the commenters blind with rage that “Liebors social engineering project” (K Walsh-Johnson, Cheshire) means they have to share public transport with “non-white” people.

There are, of course, people who do not share this view, and Jason N and Mike sum up my thoughts with:

But they are both in the red.

And so, once again, the Mail has been caught out pandering to the racist ideals of the British National Party. I know it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the fact that this is printed in one of the most widely read national newspapers in this country makes me angry.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Haydon Wynter permalink
    June 25, 2009 7:20 pm

    Your right the colour of a person’s skin does not matter, but the actions of immigrants do. only the politically ignorant would suggest immigration is not a problem.

    It’s a fact Immigration does not benefit Britain and is a strain on public services such as schools, housing and the NHS.

    Then you need to take into consideration that the politically correct British government are allowing racism against whites in the guise of “positive discrimination” making it harder for locals to get jobs and housing.

    Then factor in the economical situation and the fact jobs are getting out-sourced to immigrant workers i.e. the reason for the strikes over the last few months.
    Then there is crime, 1 in 5 crimes in London are committed by foreign nationals, raising fresh fears over the impact of immigration. Around a third of all sex offences and a half of all frauds in the capital are carried out by non-British citizens look at out of the 12 most wanted only 2 of them are white British.

    This above is without taking into account the fact that a fair few immigrants these days have no respect for British way of life and have no desire to integrate with local people, for example Surveys have shown 40% of Muslims want sharia-law in the UK.

    When presented with the facts it not so black and white (pun intended).

  2. June 25, 2009 8:11 pm

    Of course immigration is an important political issue that needs to be properly debated, but to assume anyone who is “non-white” must be an immigrant is wrong. There are plenty of British people are aren’t white, this does not make them any less British than someone who is white.

    If the story was “4 in 10 under-20s in London are immigrants” then it would be a completely different story. The fact you seem to have assumed that anyone who isn’t white is an immigrant is the same stance as the Mail and Migrationwatch, and it’s wrong.

    • Haydon Wynter permalink
      June 25, 2009 9:11 pm

      We have got wires crossed.

      The fact that you mentioned Migrationwatch and used a comment from the paper that mentioned immigrants, may have confushed me a little, however I have not assumed anything, I was posted on what was infront of me.

      You are right not all ethnic people in london are immigrants and I have never believed that, but directly or indirectly immigration is to blame for the situation you post about. You may have to go back 3 or 4 generations but still.

      The article does not state what % are born here, but going by recent immigration trends (2 million within the next decade) and the amount of white flight from london, I can imagine it to be 50/50.

      MigrationWatch is a credible source, while people may not agree with what is said, they provide numbers that show the trouble this country is in with regards to immigration.


  3. June 26, 2009 10:49 am

    I only mentioned Migrationwatch because the Mail had decided it neccessary to wheel out a quote from them when they were reporting on statistics regarding the racial diversity of London.

    If you think that there is an “indigenous population” in Britain, then I would say you are mistaken. There are some people who migrated here earlier than others, but people in the UK are mixture of various races and always have been.

    These figures can in no way indicative of immingration, especially since it only concerns u20’s and recently most of the people migrating to the UK are from EU member-states, so they will be predominantly white-European anyway.

    At the end of the day, I think it is a good thing there is ethnic diversity amongst young Londoners, and in any decent society a story like this shouldn’t even be newsworthy, which was the point I was trying to get across with the post.

  4. Haydon Wynter permalink
    June 26, 2009 7:06 pm

    I can agree with you on most of what you say, however if 40 percent of under 20s in London are none white in a predominantly white country – even with the increase of predominantly white-European immigrants, the figure does show that the country is has taking a lot of immigrants from non-EU states weather it has been recently or 40 to 50 years ago.

    Saying Britain has no indigenous population is misleading and incorrect, Indigenous Britons are descended from the peoples that settled the region prior to the 12th Century. The pre-Celtic, Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Huguenot and Norse influences are still evident in various regions of Great Britain. Indigenous British people comprise several nations and ethnic groups: the English, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Ulster-Scots and Gaels of Northern Ireland. The Pavee continue to speak a Celtic language today.

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