Mass Immigration Is Destroying the Fabric of Society

Leo McKinstry, Express, July 25, 2013

The fashionable metropolitan elite constantly tells us that mass immigration makes our country more prosperous and vibrant.

But such claims are just hollow ideological propaganda. They bear no relationship to the grim reality we see all around us.

In truth, the vast, unceasing influx of foreigners over recent years has done colossal damage to Britain. Our social cohesion has been undermined, our civic infrastructure overloaded, our sense of national identity eroded and our standard of living reduced.

Nothing symbolises this wreckage more clearly than the growing number of filthy shanty towns and encampments that have sprung up across Britain because of uncontrolled immigration.

These havens of squalor would have been unthinkable in our towns and cities only a couple of decades ago but the collapse of our borders has meant they are now rapidly becoming a shameful part of our urban landscape.

In Hyde Park, one of the capital’s renowned landmarks, a large group of Romanian beggars recently set up a makeshift camp, bringing a mix of intimidation and foulness to the area. Though many of them were moved on last week by the authorities, with some even given free flights home at the expense of the taxpayer, a significant number of Romanians are now back at the site.

What is so disturbing is the fact that these beggars are just the advance guard of a huge army of parasites that will come to Britain from 2014, once 29 million Romanians and Bulgarians are given full rights by the European Union to settle here. The shanty town phenomenon can be seen just as graphically in the alarming incidence of migrants living in sheds, huts and outbuildings across once well-ordered suburbs.

In the west London borough of Hounslow, councillor Sheila O’Reilly estimates the real population may be 50,000 higher than the official estimate of 250,000, due to the numbers illegally renting out “beds in sheds” from rogue landlords.

“The main problem is that we have let so many people into this country in such a short time that we do not have accommodation for them,” she says.

This is the chaotic world created by the dogma of mass immigration. The social fabric of our civilisation is fraying as the foreign influx continues. The demographic revolution means that parts of our nation are no longer recognisable as British any more, with ordinary citizens now turned into aliens in their own land. Almost 15 per cent of our entire population was born abroad and in London an incredible 66 per cent of babies have at least one foreign-born parent.

In other places such as Luton, Leicester and Slough, white British people are now in the minority. So far-reaching is the change that officialdom barely has a clue how many migrants are really living here. The Office for National Statistics has just admitted that 600,000 more arrivals from the EU may have settled here during Labour’s years in office than was originally estimated. Similarly, the Home Office this month confessed to a backlog of 500,000 immigration cases.

Yet still the ideologues continue to trumpet their attachment to this failed creed. Only last week, the Office of Budgetary Responsibility urged that Britain import another six million immigrants to help pay off our debts and provide support to the elderly population. This argument could hardly be more fatuous since immigrants generally represent a burden on the state. It is no coincidence that our national finances went into meltdown under Labour as immigration exploded.

This was precisely the point that David Cameron made this week. In a powerful attack, the Prime Minister said that “lax immigration” had opened up a “frightening decade” where “the pressure on our public services and communities is too great”.

He is absolutely right.

Mass immigration is the reason why accident and emergency units at too many of our hospitals are in crisis and why our schools are increasingly overcrowded. Yesterday the Labour Party had the nerve to warn that primary schools could be short of 125,000 places this September because of soaring demand. Well that demand was created by Labour’s addiction to multicultural social engineering. In the same vein, immigration has imposed a phenomenal burden on the welfare state because, contrary to all the empty propaganda from cheerleaders for diversity, people from migrant communities are more likely to be on benefits and live in social housing than the indigenous population. Indeed, there are thought to be more than 330,000 foreigners on the dole in Britain.

In addition, there are the other social costs that arise from immigration such as the growth of political extremism and misogyny, the spread of Sharia law, the prevalence of gang violence in the inner cities and the erosion of democracy through ballot-box fraud by self-styled community leaders.

Migrants who arrive here should adapt to the British way of life, not try to change our society. But reinforcing our British culture cannot be done when immigration is still running at 500,000 a year. As Cameron admitted, that figure is still far too high, despite tougher policies such as the immigration cap and restrictions on work permits.

If he is to give any effect to his rhetoric, he has to go much further in re-establishing effective borders. And I fear that can never happen as long as we remain in the EU.

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  • David Ashton

    Cameron says a few of the right things and does none of them. His latest wheeze is to send “gay-marriage” missionaries to the third world, our only “successful” future export industry other than selling weapons to potential enemies or ruthless regimes.

    • Romulus

      May all of Britons gays go to third world Muslim countrys and preach their message of love and tolerance. I will happily but a ticket for one of them!! The prophets people will have a field day!!

      • David Ashton

        Instead the older ones are more likely to flock to the pink £25 million “rainbow village” with its bars and saunas set up, after a misleading promotion, in the village of Salleles-d’Aude in the warmth of southern France by Danny Silver who doesn’t “like or dislike” homosexuals but “This is a business proposition” (Daily Telegraph, August 1, p.13).

        • Romulus

          Makes me wonder which Britain the English wish to preserve. If it’s the Anglo-Celt version,… Fine! If the last years of the sewer that the Roman empire became,…C’est LA vie! Did I say that right?

          • David Ashton

            Yes.

        • stewball

          Jerusalem just had their yearly gay March. They come from all over the world. Next will be the Tel Aviv March.

          • David Ashton

            Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s ass.

  • Rhialto

    Is immigration rotting the “fabric of society”, or is a society already rotten when it allows massive immigration into an overcrowded country. Especially when these immigrants are alien racially and culturally, and consider themselves colonizing not joining their host society.

    • Non Humans

      In medicine, most cancers create their own blood supply network within the tumor. In the case of these multi-cultural, die-versity, open-borders libtardation types, it is patently reversed. The libtards assume the blood supply role and then create the tumor, and grow it beyond any reasonable measure.
      .
      In any case, once the tumor reaches a critical point and has done enough harm to the body within which it grows, death occurs.
      .
      It never fails to amaze me just how well that the libtards manage to utterly delude themselves from the end result of their supposed good deeds. Ultimately their pursuits, no matter how ethical, fair, or just that they feel that they are, utterly annhilate, without fail, all of that which they seek to provide at the expense of resources that they have little or no claim to, as well as imposing significant negative influences on the lives of millions of their fellow countrymen.
      .
      They pursue this destruction of their own countries and peoples with enviable zealousness and veracity. Then with aggression and hostility usually reserved for those who commit crimes against society, they denounce anyone who points out the flaws and failures of their deluded processes.
      .
      I suggest that libtards are the true Criminals, above and beyond any traditional sense or feeling of the word.

    • Jotun Hunter

      it’s true we rotted ourselves first – it started in earnest in ‘the 80’s’

    • David Ashton

      It was a slow, complicated and cunning process, ruled out originally by the Royal Commisson on Population, and opposed at every subsequent stage by majority public opinion unable to reverse it by our electoral system.

  • kjh64

    “Migrants who arrive here should adapt to the British way of life, not try to change our society.”

    The truth is that the UK, like the USA, needs to cut off almost ALL immigration, with exceptions for special circumstances, such as a scientific genius etc. Both nations have had so much immigration in the last couple of decades, they do not need anymore.

    • Hal K

      In fact, most of the migrants should not be allowed to stay.

    • bubo

      “Migrants who arrive here should adapt to the British way of life, not try to change our society.”

      Why would they? Who’s going to make them? Would they even have the capacity to? The answer is they won’t, nobody and most likely not.

    • Romulus

      The Dutch Boer’s should be welcomed with open arms while Britain should be expunged of all non whites.

  • Spartacus

    “In Hyde Park, one of the capital’s renowned landmarks, a large group of
    Romanian beggars recently set up a makeshift camp, bringing a mix of
    intimidation and foulness to the area. Though many of them were moved on
    last week by the authorities, with some even given free flights home at
    the expense of the taxpayer, a significant number of Romanians are now
    back at the site.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Gypsies ! They’re gypsies, not Romanians ! And most of them aren’t even from Romania, they’re gypsies from outside the EU that you could deport without problems, but they just say they’re from Romania, because they know you’re too stupid to check where they’re really from !

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      And we are SO looking forward to even higher numbers of them coming into Germany next year. Scheisse!!!!!!!

    • saxonsun

      Saw an article yesterday where Gypsies stole a couple’s RV–the cops wouldn’t evict the Gypsies because they said it was inhumane…! And there are still people who wonder why once-great England is dead.

      • Spartacus

        That’s what’s wrong with the west – they bought the jewish propaganda and taken it to heart. Here in Romania, if gypsies occupy a building, they get kicked out. Brutally. If they make a tent-village in the middle of the street, the cops are there within the hour, and they bash their heads in with batons(not sure if that’s the right term in English). Seeing how pathetic the cops in England are kinda makes me happy ours are a bunch of brutes .

        • gemjunior

          Wow, sounds like the Romanians still have a sense of who they are. Makes me want to move there. Bashing criminals heads in with batons? Sign me up. Over here it’s like the person who has had their car stolen is the bad one – the criminal is always right. Ass backwards.

        • stewball

          Ah! You’re romanian. That explains everything. Guilty conscience.

          • Spartacus

            Ah, another true believer in the Holohoax …

          • stewball

            Sigh.

        • stewball

          I thought the roma are your people! Oh well we know how romanians treat their people don’t we. :'(

          • Spartacus

            Your gypsy cousins will be dealt with as well, have no worry. I can’t wait to have a lampshade made out of your children.

    • Romulus

      You and I know from whence they come! The same stupidity is applied to all in Britain that have an address there. We’re all British!! No the #$&! their not!!!

  • MBlanc46

    Good on yer, Leo McKinstry!

  • Funruffian

    London may soon have the demographic parallel to New York City. But the ramifications for such a similarity will pose far more threats on Britain than in the US. Britain is growing too rapidly with non-indigenous peoples. Their system cannot support such change and migration growth. Their crime rate has skyrocketed four-fold in the past 28 years. This is not a change that bodes too well for those who promote this insane dogma of Multiculturalism and Diversity. Many indigenous Londoners are moving out in the suburbs or to different countries altogether. London will soon be a crime Mecca like Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Oakland or Milwaukee.

  • bubo

    The nations that “won” WW2 are devolving into third world hegemonies. Wonder why that is?

  • YourMOMA

    I find this article a bit late addressing British immigration question. The problem with Gypsies is they usually live in their own communities in Eastern Europe. Bring them to Britain and they will destroy everything around your neighborhood. In Eastern Europe, police can brutally crack down on Gypsy misbehaving, but Westerner police are too politically correct to do anything. A fine which they’ll never pay will be the only punishment for the unruly Gypsy in England.

    But what about Nepalese, Indians, Pakistanis, Nigerians, Somalis, and other non-skilled immigrants that have been invading England for decades? They have no reason to put England first before their identity and that’s the problem even Germans are experiencing with their failed “Multikulti” approach.

    How about leaving EU and closing down the borders?

  • Nathanwartooth

    The EU is such a massive fraud.

    It’s easy to understand why the rules say that any EU member can freely cross into any other EU country when you understand that the agenda is White genocide in Europe.

    All they have to do is let in a couple non White countries and it’s over.

    • Romulus

      Yet again, we all know who runs the banks ,courts, media, liberal arts, and social sciences in Europe.

  • KenelmDigby

    Leo McKinstry is probably the best writer on immigration working, today, in Britain.
    The irony is that it takes an Irishman to remind the English of some plain commonsense.

    • Romulus

      Mr. Ashton and I know who to look at when pointing out European (britains) decline. This didn’t happen overnight. The deceivers have been working on this for quite a while. I won’t bore any readers by reiterating previous comments on earlier threads. There enough smart people here to know.

    • Iron Helm

      McKinstry is an Ulsterman, not sure if he also self-identifies as an Irishman. His oeuvre reveals an Anglophile nonetheless.

  • Hans Schneider

    not much different in Canada !

    • Jotun Hunter

      Toronto is a disgrace, and there seems to be a growing muslim contingent (always heartwarming to see!) – and Vancouver is essentially China (with pockets belonging to India)

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    The theory of the EU, Britain, Canada, and even the U.S. has been that immigrants will create the economic base expansion for the widening retirement classes. Rudyard Kipling and any observant individual with common sense would have already known that this was a fantasy and that importing vast numbers of non-whites would break Britain and by extension, the entire West. This process is well underway and may be entirely irreversible. The only explanation for this entire mess is either immense, short sighted stupidity, or a drive by underhanded politicians to “make the world safe for communism.” If so, reducing nearly everyone in the world to poverty or near poverty must be someone’s idea of utopia.

    • Romulus

      Cognitive dissonance, cultural inertia , massive intratribal warfare (white on white)
      and the sixties social revolution we’re among the primary factors that have helped the usual deceivers undermine western gentile civilization.

    • Bantu_Education

      In the words of the song, “what the world needs is a great big melting pot, keep it stirring for a hundred years or more and turn out coffee-coloured people by the score”. This will rid the world of whites and the scourge of racism that comes with them. After all, every fool (liberal) knows that blacks and coloureds can’t be racist.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    I continue to be amazed at the lack of historical knowledge represented in comments by whites who purport to wish to save their people. We might ask what there is to save when so few even know who they are?

    1066 is one of the most important dates in British and Western history, but it was NOT the date of an Anglo-Saxon invasion, but the event of the Norman invasion and the destiny changing Battle of Hastings. The Anglo-Saxons had been there since the 5th century.

    All it requires is a short search to learn a little important history;

    From Wiki –

    “The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain is the migration of several Germanic peoples from the western coasts of Europe and their settlement in Great Britain in the 5th century. There is no precise date known, save that it began in the early fifth century after the final departure of Roman troops in 410, and continued for some time thereafter. Their arrival is called the Adventus Saxonum in Latin texts, a characterisation first used by Gildas c. 540.[1]

    The Adventus Saxonum is the starting point in the history of England,
    and is traditionally characterised as an invasion rather than a
    settlement, with differing dates and circumstances suggested as the best
    conjecture. Whichever may be best, a measure of the early success of
    the Anglo-Saxons came in 441, when the Gallic Chronicle of 452 recorded that Britain fell under Saxon domination after suffering many disasters,[2] likely meaning that all contact with the British coast had been cut off by that date.

    There is ongoing debate, scholarly and otherwise, as to how and why
    the Anglo-Saxon settlements were successful and as to the full nature of
    the relationships between the Anglo-Saxons and Romano-Britons,
    including to what extent the incomers displaced or supplanted the
    existing inhabitants. The mostly non-Romanised Britons living in the
    west and north of Britain were largely unaffected by the Anglo-Saxon
    settlement.”

    This is easy to confirm with any recognized book on Western History or European History.

    • Romulus

      You and I both ,my friend. To go even a step further, there is very little difference genetically between a WASP, druid,iceni, northmen,deutch gaul etc. The mind fk that the left has achieved, coupled with massive cultural inertia,has played havoc on Europeans cultural and racial history.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Hey…could I emigrate to the UK with no skills, get on the dole and have a flat provided free? With all the pretty little White girls I can get my slimy pot hooks into and rape? Hoooeeey! Thanks Whitey – deese beez some powerful good repuhrayshuns! Allah al akbar suckas! Gibs us a ride to the otha side and gape in horror when we sting you to death, evil Whitey!

    Oh…I’m White. Guess I don’t get to hop on that gravy train…

  • Romulus

    Migrants cannot adopt the british way of life BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT BRITISH!!
    Jeez, im so sick of repeating the same thing over and over. Only the races of europe can and have truly assimilated into britain. Britain is not a culture!!!! It is a people. No one from the middle east or sub saharan continent can make the claim of european ancestry .

    • stewball

      I’m 2nd generation British and consider myself to be British.

      • Romulus

        Have your DNA tested and then tell me what you think you are. I’ve heard alot of blacks consider themselves British as we’ll. They are wrong. Honesty is always the best policy, especially with oneself.

        KNOW THYSELF Socrates

        • stewball

          Oh I don’t need to do that. My blood is Ukrainian but I still think of myself as British. My upbringing. My schooling. My work ethics. I even get a pension for the five years I worked. I certainly consider myself as a brit.

          • Romulus

            If your allegiance is to the Anglo-Celtic peoples of the UK, YOU HAVE MY BEST WISHES. If, like others, you intend them to die to support that little eastern Mediterranean country, your on your own.

          • stewball

            Why would I want them to die? To defend Israel? We can defend ourselves thank you very much.

          • stewball

            My allegiance is to both countries.

          • Romulus

            Is that so!!! That’s very interesting!. What I have noticed is a certain peoples ability to change their allegiance depending on which way the wind blows.

          • stewball

            I’m not changing allegiance. I feel very English. My first 23 years I was brought up as a brit. I said I’d like to come back but I can’t. I have my family. If we have a war, which seems quite likely as Abbas is putting on a show, then obviously my allegiance is to Israel. That goes without saying. I’m not changing any way the wind blows.I consider myself very lucky that my grandparents came to England and not the ,

          • Romulus

            Then my hat’s off to you. Incidently, culture is interchangeable amongst humans of different backrounds, DNA IS NOT! 1 billion people in the world speak English. That does not make them English.

          • stewball

            And you’re pure blood goes right back to the saxons does it? Tell me do you have blond hair and Blue eyes Mr Arian.

          • Romulus

            What a very typical response!!! I am not germanic. I am of the north Roman umbrian tribe and dark haired Irish.

          • stewball

            What’s a North roman umbrian?

          • stewball

            Sorry. Got lost. And not the ‘golden Medina’ as the USA was then called

          • stewball

            Sorry. Mt phone’s messimg me about. My grandparents were not like the Russians who are flooding the world thank. Goodness. Very quiet and gentle people who were liked by the ‘Goyim’ in the east end. My grandad was a very popular watch maker. Irish. I like the irish. Do you have black hair and green eyes?

          • Romulus

            Light brown, hazel . The Umbrians are a pre Roman tribe indigenous to northern Italy

          • stewball

            So what’s your DNA then. Roman. Italian.

          • Romulus

            Race= white Mediterranean caucasoid, ethnicity = northern italic Roman, nationality= America
            Features= straight medium/ light brown hair, hazel green eyes, average height, small ears, symmetrically medium mouth, naturally pale skin to golden tan in summer, short button nose, square jaw, diacyphlic skull.
            Gaelic genes recessive due to fathers Mediterranean ancestry.

          • stewball

            Oh my. I’d love to see a picture of you. I thought you were British. American. The golden medina. How tall are you’re and where in America do you live?

          • Romulus

            Quid pro quo screwball. That’s enough info. As for the pic comment, I am not a switch hitter, it’s Adam and Eve, know what talking about!

          • stewball

            Quid pro quo Remus. You want to know what Iook like? I wouldn’t. I didn’t get the reference to Adam and Eve. I’m obviously not as bright as I hoped I was. Good night Romy.

  • Bantu_Education

    I notice he was careful to focus on “Romanians” and, by implication, E.Europeans in general. He never mentioned Africans or Muslims.

    “in London an incredible 66 per cent of babies have at least one foreign-born parent.” – this ignores the fact that many blacks and browns are 2nd or 3rd generation and thus, even if not “foreign born”, they are still foreign and thus the 66% figure is too low.

  • Bantu_Education

    It was the Normans (Norsemen who had colonised N.France 150 years earlier) who conquered the Anglo-Saxons not the other way around. But yes, the numbers were small, a few tens of thousands at most.

    • David Ashton

      The Saxons and Northmen were racially similar. Not the case with Somalis or Chinese.