Uncontrolled immigration is a bad thing.
You English Southrons are, comparatively, living cheek by jowl with a population density of 413 per square kilometre. Yet again, we Celts are holding you back from being right up there, c by j-wise. To be fair, you could never hope to compete with top of the table Monaco and their 25,718.12 psm.
In passing, how do they find the space to hold an F1 Grand Prix there? My theory is that they get the bulk of the population to jump into the harbour and cling onto the sides of the luxury yachts for the duration.
Anyhow, were it not for Wales (149), Northern Ireland (135) and Caledonia (68), England as part of the UKoGB&NI (262) would not be languishing at 50 in the overcrowded stakes. You would be right up there at 27, displacing the Dutch.
Uncontrolled immigration is still a bad thing even although it’s nothing like the problem that Leave, in my opinion, assert it to be in terms of overcrowding.
Moving on, I have made the effort to talk to a few EU immigrants. Mostly Poles but other EU nationalities as well.
I really like Poles. They seem to me to be, in the main, hard-working and honest We have a lot of them in Embra.
All of the EU immigrants to whom I have spoken seem happy to be here. But, most of them say that it was not a one way ticket. They want to go back to live in their native lands when the economy there gives them the same opportunities that they believe they can find here.
The complication, of course, is that the children who they are raising here may want to stay. No problem with that. If they identify themselves as British, then they are entirely welcome for me.
Non-EU immigration was a problem before we joined up to the EEC. I find it utterly disgraceful that some Leave campaigners claim that there was no such problem. It just is not true. I remember the visceral hatred of black immigrants in the 1960’s. I remember Pakistanis and Indians being relatively acceptable because they were perceived as hard working and not like the alleged layabouts.from the Windies or Africa.
We have now, to a large extent, controlled immigration from the Commonwealth. Freedom of movement dictates that our fellow Europeans can come here to seek work. If they don’t find it, they’ll be kicked out. If they do, they’ll have to work for a few years and pay our taxes before they can apply for benefits.
It’s not immigration. It’s ebb and flow. We’re fortunate to have a strong economy. If we cease to have one, the tide will flow the other way and it’ll be ‘Auf Wiedersehen Pet’ all over again.
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