Immigration a Mistake? Come off It, Jack! Labour Deliberately Set out to Transform the Demographic Make-up of England

Richard Littlejohn, Daily Mail (London), November 15, 2013

Two former Labour Home Secretaries are being congratulated on their belated candour about immigration. Jack Straw now says letting so many people settle in Britain was a ‘spectacular mistake’.

David Blunkett has gone further, warning of civil unrest in his home city of Sheffield because the behaviour of recently arrived Roma gypsies is ‘aggravating’ the locals.

Joy there is said to be in Heaven over every repentant sinner. But before the angels start cracking open the Bollinger, it is worth pausing to consider the part played by both men in creating the mess we find ourselves in today. Straw and Blunkett were two of the most senior figures of the Blair/Brown era. They were fully signed up to the New Labour ‘project’.

Mass immigration wasn’t a ‘mistake’. A mistake is forgetting to take an umbrella when heavy rain is forecast. A mistake is wearing brown suede shoes with a blue pinstripe suit.

No, trawling the globe for immigrants was a deliberate Labour policy. It was designed, in the memorable words of former Blair speech-writer Andrew Neather, to ‘rub the Right’s noses in diversity’.

Neather says Straw conspired with Blair to ‘dishonestly’ conceal the plan from the public because they knew voters would never go along with it if the truth came out. And Neather should know, because he worked for Straw at the Home Office.

The reptilian Peter Mandelson, another co-conspirator, has since joked about Labour ‘sending search parties’ for immigrants from the four corners of the Earth.

Labour set out utterly to transform the demographic make-up of England without making any attempt to obtain democratic consent.

I say ‘England’ specifically, because it is England which has borne the brunt of mass immigration and is now struggling to live with the consequences.

New Labour hated the English. We weren’t to be trusted. In 2000, Straw himself damned the English as violent nationalists who have used force to subjugate other races. It was a despicable slur, but entirely in keeping with Labour’s core strategy.

That preposterous Welsh-born oaf Two Jags, who demeaned high office for a decade, even claimed: ‘There is no such nationality as English.’

The fear was that the love affair with New Labour wouldn’t last and the English would revert to type and return a Conservative government. So the plan was to flood the country with immigrants who would then repay the favour by voting Labour.

Ministers told bare-faced lies about their true intentions and smeared anyone who objected to the unprecedented influx of foreign nationals as a ‘racist’ or a ‘xenophobe’.

Sir Andrew Green, the mild-mannered former diplomat who runs MigrationWatch UK, was subjected to a vile and sustained campaign of character assassination. Green’s ‘crime’ was to expose, forensically and accurately, the genuine scale of immigration.

Straw was up to his neck in this synchronised deceit. Now that he is standing down as an MP and no longer has to ingratiate himself with his Muslim constituents in Blackburn, he seems to think that a quick mea culpa and a couple of Hail Marys will absolve him of his share of responsibility.

Blunkett, too, is one of the guilty men. You didn’t have to hack his mobile phone to divine his real intentions. In 2003, Blunkett declared there was ‘no obvious upper limit’ to immigration. So it’s a bit rich for him to complain about the consequences in his own backyard.

In Sheffield, the locals are angry about Roma gypsies loitering in the streets and dumping litter.

Blunkett said: ‘We have got to be tough and robust in saying to these people: “You are not living in a downtrodden village or woodlands.” ’

This would be hilarious were it not so tragic. Labour’s pernicious policy of ‘multi-culturalism’ encouraged immigrants to carry on behaving as they did in their homeland with no concessions to the host community.

The sheer weight of numbers arriving in a short space of time meant that there was no need for them to integrate. The multi-cultists expected British society to adapt to accommodate immigrants, not vice versa.

This column has always maintained that among those most disrupted and disturbed by the recent waves of unfettered migration are the members of settled minorities.

In London, there have been tensions between the long-established Cypriot community and Johnny-come-lately Albanians, Kosovans and Kurds. Elsewhere, West Indians have clashed with Somalis.

It can be no coincidence that in Sheffield, local Pakistanis have started street patrols to ‘educate’ the Roma about ‘how to behave  in England’.

What did Blunkett expect the itinerant Roma people to do once they landed in Yorkshire—open agreeable little restaurants and set up community recycling schemes?

Astonishingly, this country now has one of the biggest Roma populations in Europe—200,000 and counting, even before Romanians and Bulgarians get the right to work and feast on Britain’s benefits buffet in January.

How did that happen and who voted for it? I can see what’s in it for them, but what’s in it for the rest of us?

At this point it is only polite to record the many advantages immigrants have brought. But it is absurd to pretend that mass immigration has been an unalloyed success story.

Those of us who expressed reservations about Labour’s reckless  open-door immigration policy were howled down and smeared as neanderthal racists by Labour and its allies in the BBC and the Left-wing press.

This was never about immigration in itself; it was about numbers and the wisdom of allowing millions of newcomers with no historic connection to Britain to settle here in such a short period of time.

Straw and Blunkett now see themselves as wise elder statesman. They will get their reward in the House of Lords, where they will draw their gold-plated pensions and be waited on hand and foot by liveried flunkies.

Meanwhile, the rest of us will have to live with the consequences of their disastrous, cynical immigration scamboli as best we can.

Straw, Blunkett and the rest of their Labour co-conspirators shouldn’t expect to be applauded for admitting that the scales have now fallen from their eyes. They should hang their heads in shame.

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  • JackKrak

    Labour & American Democrats have the same strategy because they have the same problem – the twenty percent or so of leftist freaks in Western countries isn’t enough to win elections, so they have to import voters.

    Leftist parties don’t have supporters, they have clients.

    • Erasmus

      Leftist parties don’t have supporters, they have clients.

      I would have said dependents…or even addicts.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      We leftists are going to take over this country. Hillary Clinton will be our next president. How do you like those apples?

      • Bill Moore

        Hello Blue-eyed Devil,

        You are probably correct. Unfortunately, when the dwindling number of workers can no longer feed the growing number of free-loaders, the civil war will break out.

        The Africans will attack, the Caucasians will repel.

        And Africans are extremely poor shots. Caucasians are extremely good shots, it comes naturally.

        Once the shooting starts, one side must wipe out the other.

        And the sooner, the better.

        Thank you,
        Bill Moore

    • M.

      Same thing in France. The current PS party (left wing) in power was mainly voted for by immigrants. A recent poll showed that 90% France’s Muslims vote for left-wing parties.

  • Pay attention to the bouncing ball.

    Straw only said that white Eastern European immigration was a mistake.

    • Sick of it

      Ironic statement?

      “Straw was born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England, the son of Joan Sylvia (née Gilbey) and Walter Arthur Whitaker Straw, an insurance salesman. He is of 1/8 Jewish descent – his maternal grandmother’s father having come from an Eastern
      European Jewish family (…). Straw was brought up in Loughton, Essex,
      by his mother, on a council estate after his father left the family.”

      en (DOT) wikipedia (DOT) org/wiki/Jack_Straw

      • ViktorNN

        How come I’m not surprised that this particular kind of Eastern European was involved in concocting an immigration scheme which would severely damage a white nation?

        • Sick of it

          Because you pay attention and feel no need to cover up for a particular group of people. I don’t feel a burning desire to make excuses for white billionaires who are selling us out, so why do some people feel the need to excuse this group for everything they do?

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      And whites in the West wonder why there are many Slavs today who regard them as mortal enemies? The deeds of the British, U.S. and other western nations have proven that time and time again.

      • Sick of it

        That was the ultimate divide and conquer right there – Between the Western Goths and the Eastern Goths! We supposedly have so much in common with *insert foreign tribe here* but must have nothing in common with Eastern Europeans. Obviously the opposite is true.

  • HJ11

    Anything that can cause gene transfer from non-Whites to Whites is evil. It pollutes our DNA code and will lead to our genocide and extinction as it reverses thousands of years of White evolution and pulls us back into the dark masses of humanity.

    Stay White my friends. It is the way to our highest possible destiny.

    • Garrett Brown

      “Stay thirsty my friends”

      NO, stay WHITE my friends!

  • David Ashton

    Thanks for reprinting this.

  • Erasmus

    The British parliament should reintroduce drawing and quartering specifically for Tony Blair and his deputies. I hope Mr. Blair spends the rest of his life looking over his shoulder in fear of righteous reprisal from his fellow Brits.


      It’s more likely that Mr. Blair will feel the effects of his TREASON against his fellow Brits. In the very same manner his fellow Brits feel it, the enriching immigrants themselves. Remember, it wasn’t too long ago that one of his walking enrichment’s pulled a gun on his daughter and robbed her. Some day, he will feel the pain of his TREASON in a very personal way. While I dislike the idea of his child suffering the results of her daddy’s deliberate TREASON. It’s beyond clear that he has no problem subjecting every other British fathers children to the savage’s whims. So someday, he’ll feel Britain’s pain, but will he repent? I doubt it… Liberals suffer from a dense case of oikophobia. So much so, that they may not even be capable of identifying with their own children anymore, let alone their fellow countrymen.

  • Truthseeker

    Politicians with open contempt for their constituents, elected on hollow promises and illusions of hope. Isn’t democracy wonderful?

    • Sick of it

      “…such democracies have ever been spectacles of
      turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with
      personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as
      short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” – James Madison (Federalist Paper No. 10)

      “Such a government is evidently restrained to very
      narrow limits of space and population. I doubt if it would be
      practicable beyond the extent of a New England township.” –Thomas
      Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816.

      Neither Madison nor Jefferson wanted this country to be governed by a pure Democracy or “mob rule” if you will.

      • dd121

        The founders put in a lot of checks to moderate what they knew would be very destructive mob rule. Most of those checks have been stripped away and the original white Americans are now now ruled by a black/brown snarling mass who hate us. Where do you think that will lead?

        • Sick of it

          Brazil? The Congo? Zimbabwe? Take your pick.

  • Spartacus

    And to think, this could’ve all been avoided, had the British elected a real leader instead of that senile warmonger Churchill, who started one of the most devastating wars in history over the majority-German Danzig, and then gave the whole of eastern Europe to Stalin…

    • WR_the_realist

      Only if you assume that the disease of political correctness would never have arisen without World War II. I’m not so certain.

      I do know that Winston Churchill wanted Great Britain to stay white. He would be horrified by what has happened.

      • JDInSanD

        Churchill also said, ‘”Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”

    • saxonsun

      You are wrong. It was Roosevelt who bowed to Stalin and Churchill who tried to stop him from doing it. Churchill coined the phrase “the iron curtain.” Does that sound like a man who would roll over for Stalin? You “views” of Churchill are quite odd.

      • David Ashton

        Couldn’t resist the temptation, as Prof. Knowall: Goebbels used the phrase before Churchill.

      • Sick of it

        It doesn’t matter what one says, or possibly even what they believe, when their actions lead to what they are supposedly against. Actions speak louder than words.

  • bigone4u

    Brits 2, Americans 0. I can’t think of even one US politician who will admit that our immigration policies are a “mistake.” Mistake? More like a disaster.


    TREASON TREASON TREASON! In Britain and unfortunately in America as well. The Liberal Left hate you, themselves, but most of all our history so completely that they are fully committed to the absolute destruction of our countries. And so far, they seem to be doing a pretty good job of it. It’s blatant TREASON, and some how we allow them to get away with it. TREASON TREASON TREASON!

  • RHG

    Jack Straw now says letting so many people settle in Britain was a ‘spectacular mistake’.
    How about a colossal act of unbridled stupidity?

    • WR_the_realist

      It was not an act of stupidity. Tony Blair and his pals knew exactly what they were doing. It was an act of hatred — towards any non-Labour white citizen of Britain whom they felt needed his nose rubbed in diversity.

  • IstvanIN

    OK, now you have admitted the mistake, why are you continuing to do the same thing? I have a solution: 1) stop all immigration; 2) start voluntary repatriation; 3) stop all “benefits” for people of non-European decent.

    Don’t want to do that? Guess you weren’t serious.

  • Sue

    They feel bad. Everyone’s touched. Now what the hell do they intend to DO about it?

    • M.

      I’m a little suspicious about them feeling bad. They’re seeing the anti-immigration parties rising (UKIP, BNP), so basically what they’re saying is: “Don’t go there! We’re not for immigration either, see?!”
      The Brits should still play it safe and vote for the nationalists. These leftists aren’t to be trusted under no circumstances.

      • Sick of it

        Including the leftist Tories.

  • DelmarJackson

    Okay, but if you are a woman with a child riding a bus in Londonistan and you complain about the logical end result of importing millions of unassimilating immigrants to the UK, as did Emma West in December of 2011, you get sent to prison for violating hate speech laws and your child is taken away.
    Nothing has changed except the suspicion that grows daily that there must be something being put in the water of most western countries to keep the native born so compliant at their own dispossession. Why this story, a story that reveals politicians deliberately flooded a nation with immigrants for profit, power and punishment, and guaranteed at the very least generations of ethnic strife where none had existed before, and yet still sleep warm and safe and untroubled in their beds every night, while those who dare to speak out are dismissed,marginalized and criminalized, has not made a nation of patriots rise up in anger, is a mystery for our time.

    • ms_anthro

      Both the Soviets and Nazis put fluoride in the food and water supplies of their gulag/camp prisoners to make them docile and more easily controlled.

      Make of that what you will.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        Fluoride is in toothpaste, too, genius.

        • ms_anthro

          Fluoride is also the reason toothpaste is not to be swallowed and carries a warning that it should be kept out of reach of small children. Meaning, of course, that when concentrated enough, it is poisonous.

          I wonder what drinking it daily does to the human body? The aforementioned prison builders knew.

          • Erasmus

            Google “fluorosis” and you’ll find out. Because of the threat of cholera and other diseases spread by fecal contamination, many dot Indians now rely on deep-water wells, which contain high concentrations of fluoride, for their drinking water.

          • ms_anthro

            Yes, it was more of a rhetorical question for the poster above me. I avoid fluoridated water whenever possible and think it’s very possible a reason why so many Americans, especially American men, are acting so sedated and apathetic about their own destruction at the hands of our enemies.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Fluoride occurs naturally in ground water, and it is also found in welding wire and electrodes. It IS very poisonous when swallowed, or in some forms, inhaled. Fluorine itself is a violently reactive and toxic element, and in the form of hydrofluoric acid is not only corrosive enough to dissolve flesh and eat glass, it will destroy all life on contact. I can tell you for a fact it can trigger serious problems with your teeth and bones. Fluorides can also trigger cancer, which is why welders should always wear respirators and use forced air ventilation while welding. I’ve seen how inhalation of welding fumes can kill you first hand.

        • ms_anthro

          Well, there’s a chemical called fluoxetine that’s otherwise known as Prozac. Maybe it’s a coincidence though.

        • Sloppo

          Is the fluoride contamination which usually comes from welding in the form of a gas or small particles? I weld from time to time and I’d rather not die from cancer so I’m curious about this. I think my respirators can usually stop particles, but I don’t know how they would stop gasses. I use toothpaste without fluoride because I prefer to avoid that sort of thing and my teeth seem to do ok without it.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            I’m not sure, but that “smoke” created during welding consists of tiny particles of vaporized metal that re-condensed into tiny particles. I suspect the fluorine could escape in the form of tiny particles and gasses. Fluorides are added to aid fusing the weld and base metal together, just as it’s used in the steel industry to fuse manganese, chromium, vanadium and other metals to molten steel. Use a respirator and good ventilation while welding, that is why I do my own welding outdoors so I do not have to be in a confined area full of welding fumes.

          • Sloppo

            I strongly prefer outdoor welding too when the weather allows it, but I do have a big exhaust fan in the shop for times when it doesn’t. Thanks for the info, ZS.

        • WR_the_realist

          I’ve been using a non-fluoride toothpaste for years. Unlike Crest and Colgate, it doesn’t need a warning label telling you to contact your poison control center if you eat a teaspoonful of it.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Way too little, far too late for apologies, but soon it will be time for white Britons to go to war against those who have long since declared war on THEM.


      I’ve always said that we have been in the midst of a race war for the last 50 years, and we whites are the only ones who don’t know it.

  • Whirlwinder

    This sounds like Kennedy and his socialist cronies when they set up the 1965 immigration laws that have allowed an invasion of all peoples into America. They were bleating something about this not changing the demographics of the country. Well, look at our “diversity” and “multiculturalism” now!

  • Brian

    They’ve created an omnishambles. TRAITORS.

  • WR_the_realist

    Both of America’s major parties set out utterly to transform the demographic make-up of the United States without making any attempt to obtain democratic consent. In fact, at first they lied, and claimed that their immigration policies wouldn’t utterly transform the demographic make-up of the United States. Then they howled at you and called you a racist if you complained that the demographic make-up of the United States was in fact being utterly transformed.

    Could Ted Kennedy have been reelected in the 60s had he been honest and said to whites, “The 1965 Immigration Act will make your grandchildren minorities in their own country.”?

  • Massif1

    Labour is aware of native Brits’ disapproval of 3rd world immigration and they have to create a media strategy in order to show “support” for the working British whites. The British government is too politically correct to actually point out the problem of immigration – crime, welfare dependency, lack of skills, laziness, unable to integrate after decades of being on the island.

  • Extropico

    Even former Labour supporter Roger Daltrey of The Who is in the Daily Mail stating that he will never forgive Labour for betraying the working class of Britain.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      He’s my favorite singer and they’re my favorite band. He came from a working class background in England.

  • I’m not a great fan of the Daily Mail or the reactionary populists like Richard ‘safety valve’ Littlejohn (who is the sort who spent many a column inch railing against groups/parties like the BNP that aimed to put a stop to it all), but I have to say he has knocked out a fairly decent article on this occasion. It is up to us to use these kinds of people and their articles to bolster our support, for the article writers will never take the required stands necessary to really bring change.

  • I’m not a great fan of the Daily Mail or the reactionary populists like Richard ‘safety valve’ Littlejohn (who is the sort who spent many a column inch railing against groups/parties like the BNP that aimed to put a stop to it all), but I have to say he has knocked out a fairly decent article on this occasion. It is up to us to use these kinds of people and their articles to bolster our support, for the article writers will never take the required stands necessary to really bring change.

  • Hans Schneider

    if Germany would have won the war, Britain would not have these problems now.

    • Carney3

      Well. Yes. But.

  • watling

    Blunkett is only highlighting the poor behaviour of Romas in his Sheffield constituency because they’re upsetting his Pakistani supporters. When white English people complain about the behaviour of immigrants they are smeared as racists, xenophobes, Nazis, etc.

    Ditto for Clegg who is now bizarrely claiming that to oppose the EUSSR is unpatriotic. To quote Littlejohn’s favourite phrase: you couldn’t make this up.

    • Sick of it

      Nothing says patriotism like giving up national sovereignty and any semblance of representation!

    • Bantu_Education

      I agree, its a cop-out, he’d never dare criticise blacks or muslims.

  • shmo123

    “They should hang their heads in shame.”

    No, they should hang their heads from a rope.

  • Bantu_Education

    “At this point it is only polite to record the many advantages immigrants have brought.” ???

    But he didn’t, because he couldn’t think of any except maybe some spicy food.