Roma Migrants Could Cause Riots in Cities, Warns Blunkett

Matthew Holehouse, Telegraph (London), November 11, 2013

British cities could face race riots as an influx of Roma migrants creates “frictions” with local people, David Blunkett, a former home secretary has warned.

Anti-social behaviour by Roma people in his Sheffield constituency has resulted in “understandable tensions” among the indigenous community that must be addressed to avert disorder, Mr Blunkett said.

Roma migrants from Slovakia must “change their culture” and send their children to school, stop dumping rubbish and loitering in the streets in order to soothe tensions, Mr Blunkett said.

Otherwise, the community could “explode” in the same way northern towns were rocked by disorder between Asian and white neighbourhoods in the summer of 2001, Mr Blunkett said.

Britain is now home to 200,000 Roma migrants, one of the largest populations in Western Europe, a recent study shows. Most have come from eastern Europe since 2004 and the numbers are growing rapidly. Several hundred families live in the Page Hall district of Sheffield. Locals have set up “street patrols” in response to anti-social behaviour by migrants.

“If everything exploded, if things went wrong, the community would obviously be devastated,” Mr Blunkett said. “We saw this is Bradford, Burnley and Oldham all those years ago when I first became Home Secretary. If things implode it’s not outside here that cops it, it’s the community.”

In 2001, the northern towns of Bradford, Oldham and Burnley saw serious rioting, following tensions between the growing Asian community and far-right groups such as the National Front and the British National Party. Shops were torched, hundreds of police officers injured and more than 200 people jailed.

The cultural gulf between the Roma and the settled community is 50 per cent greater than that between white Britons and Pakistani immigrants who came to Britain a generation ago, Mr Blunkett told BBC Radio.

“The Roma youngsters have come from a background even more different culturally, because they were living in the edge of woods, not going to school, not used to the norms of everyday life. We’ve got to change that,” he said.

Local police must persuade Roma people “not to spend all their time in the street” and discourage them from throwing rubbish and living in over-crowded houses.

Indigenous locals are entitled to “grumble” about the influx of migrants, Mr Blunkett said but must not “stir up hate”.

“I wouldn’t want other people to put up with things I wouldn’t put up with myself,” he said. “This is nothing to do with criticising people about being racist. By all means grumble, but don’t stir up hate. If you set a fire alight, you came from Bradford, you saw it—nobody gained from that.”

He added: “There’s always a danger that you are right on the edge of the understandable tensions. It’s a cry for help from very, many people: ‘please, for goodness sake, put us back to the semblance we had before’,” he said.

In 2011 official estimates suggested “relatively few Roma citizens” lived in the UK.

The Government has is “head in the sand” over the true numbers and is failing to take advantage of European Union funding to help cope with migration, Mr Blunkett said.

Asked about his own policies for handling migrants while Home Secretary, Mr Blunkett said: “They weren’t as brilliant as I would have liked, but they were there.”

Local charities have done a “phenomenal job” in bringing the communities together, he added.

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  • borogirl54

    Roma children are taught to steal and beg instead of going to school.

    • bigone4u

      Hey, who are white supremicists to judge the Roma culture? It’s their way of making a living and we have no right to judge them. My pony-tailed, sandaled, college professor told me that, so it must be true. (Sarcasm off)

      • Eddie Lutz

        If I was a pony-tailed, bearded twat in corduroy loafers, I’d hate myself too.

        • Blue-eyed Devil


      • David Ashton

        Multiculturalism. It’s their culture to steal from us, and it’s our culture to be stolen from. From each according to his disability, to each according to his greed. Couldn’t be simpler.

    • Erasmus

      Sounds as if they could have promising careers in The City of London or Whitehall.

  • Pro_Whitey

    There are people who demonstrate that they should be spayed and neutered, and the Roma top the list. We will always be burdened with some dysfunction, but why invite people whose mode of living is dysfunctional by any western standard?

    • obot

      I can think of a few other groups that top the list.

  • Have the gyps ever rioted?

    To me, why riot when you can just as well pick pockets, run scams, hawk junk and steal kids?

    • Spartacus

      They’ve done it here in Romania once, in 2003, when 300 gypsies came out with axes and swords and had a large fight in the street with members of a Romanian crime group called “The Brotherhood” . That was a singular event, but such things happened a few times in Bulgaria, I’ve seen the vermin in the street screaming “death to Bulgarians” !

  • ncpride

    The cultural gulf between the Roma and the settled community is 50 per cent greater than that between white Britons and Pakistani immigrants who came to Britain….

    Somehow I find that hard to believe. Regardless, I would argue the Roma is the least of Britain’s problems. The Muslim invasion their ‘leaders’ have allowed is much more serious and dangerous, and there are millions of them.

    • David Ashton

      There are several million Gypsies in Europe who now have a free pass and open door into overcrowded England (though not underpopulated Scotland?).

  • Spartacus

    All those years of “civilized” westerners complaining about how we here in the east treat the “poor gypsies”, about how we opress them, how we’re hateful and prejudiced… Payback time !

    • M.

      It has always been the same folk yapping about this these things in the West: the Left. The rest of the Westerners couldn’t care less about the fate of the Gypsies in Eastern Europe. Actually, your average white Frenchman or German even despised them.

      • bilderbuster

        The only time gypsies had to work & live in a stable environment was when the Germans put them in camps & forced them to.
        I wasn’t there but I doubt the people in occupied countries objected when the gypsies were taken & after the war the people weren’t too pleased when the gypsies returned.

      • Sick of it

        Who the French often refer to as gypsies are not the same group that we call gypsies. We say they are not Eskimos.

  • Jesse James

    Does anyone expect the “Asian” Muslims and the black Africans to change their culture as a prerequisite to becoming British? Rioting, cutting off heads, and grooming teenage white girls for sex slavery all seemed to be perfectly OK with the British government. The Roma must be really really bad.

    • Spartacus

      I still believe this is a smoke-screen . I hate gypsies, but I have to admit they’re infinitely more civilized than blacks or muslims or mestizos. Their murder rate is only slightly higher than that of Romanians, and the same with their rapes. And they’re very insular, which is why marriages with non-gypsies are very rare.

      • David Ashton

        Our national experiences are different. I would not regard an average Gypsy or Traveller in Britain as “infinitely” more civilized than a shopkeeper from Pakistan or professional from Uganda, though Somalis are particularly hard to take. The trouble is that Islamic communities do not and cannot fit in, and they are breeding grounds for terrorism.

        • Luca

          They are all of the beggar class. Beggars may not be brilliant but they all know where the best handouts are and how to get them.

  • Alexandra1973

    At church we had a missionary to Romania speaking, this was Sunday night.

    We were treated to a DVD slideshow beforehand. It referred to the Roma as “the most unloved people” and said something about stopping the stereotypes.

    I was thinking…they earned that reputation.

    Apparently there are gypsies there who have become Christians and actual assets to society (one gypsy couple in the video has a shop and will NOT sell alcohol or tobacco)…but on the DVD it was admitted that bringing them to Christ takes a LOT of patience. Well, I wonder why! It’s kind of like “we know they act that way but let’s not stereotype.”

    I’m all for missionaries. Teach them the Gospel, and once they get a church started, hand it over to the natives, then head off to another country, rinse and repeat (note that I did NOT say ship ’em over here). But don’t ignore what’s as plain as day when working with different races and cultures or try to excuse it!

    • Jesse James

      Sounds like the old “Rice Christians” to me, I expect the Roma see it just as another scam to be worked.

      • Alexandra1973

        I’m sure some may be sincere, others not so much. I do know that the missionaries there (supported by the church I attend) generally don’t stand for shenanigans.

    • Sick of it

      We need missionaries here at home talking to the young Americans, not preaching to every third world group.

      • Alexandra1973

        We do, it’s called church…but there’s the Great Commission. You know, take the Gospel to everyone. (But don’t force it on them.)

        But I think I see your point…make sure our house is in order.

        • Sick of it

          A lot of the youth in this country know virtually nothing about the scriptures. The Great Commission started at home.

  • IstvanIN

    Idiots. They are not British of any stripe and never will be. It is time to give the EU the middle finger and send all non-Brits, or at the very least all non-Europeans, home.

    • David Ashton

      Where is “home” for the “Romanies”?

      Himmler had the bright idea of letting the non-sterilized good “Aryan” ones go round and round the Black Forest, but what about the Hoia Baciu woodlands where they might all disappear, eh, Spartacus?

    • M.

      Gypsies have no home. They’re the bastards of the world. Just like the Jews, before Israel.

      • IstvanIN

        Send them all to the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, the Jews don’t want it.

      • Kenner

        They have an ancestral home in India.

        • Blue-eyed Devil

          It’s ironic. Ghandi demanded the Brits “go home”. Decades later, England is being swamped by Indians.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      I hope they start by sending that pompous dothead Sir Ben Kingsley back to New Delhi.

  • MekongDelta69

    There must be some ‘normal’ Brits left on that Isle.
    And, if so, they must be even more ticked off than we are (if that’s even humanly possible).

    • David Ashton

      More than a few, but frustrated by an electoral system and dishonest politicians.

  • bigone4u

    No need to change the Roma. You Brits just need to get rid of the ones you have and not let anymore in. Simple, clean, cheap, and guaranteed to work. No more trashy streets, no more riots. Peace. Ain’t it wonderful?

  • Erasmus

    Ain’t open borders grand?
    (end sarcasm)

  • libertarian1234

    “Labour MP warns community could “explode” if gypsies don’t “change their culture.”

    That applies to all the third world hordes.

    Do any of them do anything but hate their adopted countries and the native population?

    • Sick of it

      They use every welfare benefit available. They also commit the crimes that the locals apparently prefer not to do.

    • M.

      To tell you the truth, I’d rather they remained different and not integration. Integration leads to assimilation, and assimilation leads to intermarriage. So, no thanks.

      The only I like about Gypsies is that they rarely mingle with the natives, and marry among their communities.

    • rightrightright

      The fun kicks off when the Pakistanis start to brawl with the Roma and the Blacks start to punch out (again) with the Pakistanis and the Pakistanis set off a few bombs among the bio British and the Black Muslims start to slaughter the Black Christians Boko Haram style. And so forth. The only certainty is that whoever does in whoever, Whitey will get the blame and the bill.

  • M.

    F**king Gypsies!

    • Alexandra1973

      That they do….

  • Pelagian

    Maybe it’s my skewed Amren news blotter perspective, but Britain sounds like a total hellhole. what problem *dont* . They have??

    • Kenner

      And every one, self-inflicted…

    • rightrightright

      Shush, don’t think of one, or our political masters will import it.

    • George Galloway MP (when praising the “modern Britain” and it’s make-up a few years ago) once quipped that the England of pre-1950 was bland and grey and that all you get to eat at a cafe was egg and chips (‘fries’).

      From what I recall, the audience clapped and cheered in that usual inane way people have been accustomed to as they cheer away their own survival.

      However, given what it has become, I would glady eat egg and chips every meal for every day of the rest of my life if only we could return the country to that point in time to match.

      Britain, without question, is an entirely different country to what it once was. Not all of it is a hell hole yet, but there is within some of us a sense of a downward spiral, or, rather, it being a runaway train on the tracks of liberalism, picking up speed and impact as it goes.

  • rightrightright

    Jack Straw (a hard Left ex Labour minister – real name Yacob Strawinsky and therefore not English) is on record as pronouncing “the English are not worth saving as a race”. Whether we are or whether we are not, he and his kind have done their racist best to make sure that we shall cease to exist. As for Blunkett’s apparent admission of error, don’t believe a word of it. He knew what was going on and helped further the “project”.

    • David Ashton

      “Jack Straw has admitted that throwing open Britain’s door to Eastern European migrants was a ‘spectacular mistake’…” (Daily Mail, Nov.13, pp.1,4). His mother’s maiden name was Gilbey though she had a Jewish ancestor on her paternal side. Straw is not a Jew halachically, although the Jewish Chronicle said he looks just like a synagogue warden. He did once say that the English were innately violent. I know the area where was brought up, a notably “posher” part of the Essex scene, and he did go through the usual left-student apprenticeship, a notably “kosher” part of Education scene!

      There was of course a “marxist” method in the “mistaken” madness over multicultural mass-immigration.

    • I am sure I read somewhere that one of Jack Straws first roles, within weeks of the Labour win in 1997, was to overturn some legislation relating to the restrictions on spouses “chain migrating”, (“family reunification policy” or whatever it was).

      No doubt that this was a nod and a wink to the demographic of Blackburn he represents and who had voted him in (now over 33% Pakistani) as well as a nod to flooding the country with non-whites as part of the general de-construction project.

  • mobilebay

    Seems as if every third worlder is trying to escape to developed countries. Don’t we send enough money to keep them at home? When this happens, the developed countries then sink to the level of the invader’s culture. Look around our own nation and witness the Hispanic “flavor.” We’ve allowed their language to flourish and we bow to their every demand. The traitors among us, and there are many, will never rest until our country is the next third world. Then they can rule over the lower class and stay at the pubiic trough for a lifetime.

  • ncpride

    We have our own version of the ‘Roma’ in the states. They are called Mexicans.

    • WR_the_realist

      I’m no fan of the Mexican invasion but from what I’ve heard, the Roma are a cut below the Mexicans.

  • David Ashton

    Such statistics need wide publicity.

  • David Ashton

    I knew some of you were going to say this. My England is being turned into not just the world’s refugium but the world’s refuse-bin.

  • T_Losan

    I’m not sure I believe in “worse is better” anymore. Certain whites have a spectacular ability to lie to themselves and will likely blame racism even as their head is bashed in by diversity

  • Blue-eyed Devil

    Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves. Sing it, Cher!

    • Pelagian

      of course the idea that Gypsies were anything other than Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm-innocent, upstanding folks was completely made up out of whole cloth in white peoples “spare time”.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Cher = liberal twit. Cher’s voice = zero talent.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        If not for Sonny Bono, she’d be working at Burger King right now.

  • Blue-eyed Devil

    1) Our land
    2) Our jobs
    3) Our women

  • David Ashton

    Too lazy to look into this myself just now, but weren’t they originally Indians of a low caste who later on their travels mixed with assorted low-grade types in other races?
    Untouchable once, and unteachable now? They have “kings” but not kingdoms.

  • David Ashton

    To paraphrase “Our Lord”, he is a blind man who led his country into a ditch.

  • Spartacus

    Well, I don’t know about most other countries, but here in Romania, they’re slightly more pacified. It might be because we’re more segregated and at the same time more rural, so there’s less interaction .

  • Katherine McChesney


  • “In 2001, the northern towns of Bradford, Oldham and Burnley saw serious rioting, following tensions between the growing Asian community and far-right groups such as the National Front and the British National Party. Shops were torched, hundreds of police officers injured and more than 200 people jailed.”

    It makes it sound like the White demographic were out with “far right” skinheads, torching shops and battering the police. Whilst there were perhaps a few of these cases, from what I recall from the Burnley area (near to me) it was by far the Asians (Pakistanis) doing the torching and almost exclusively them doing the battles with the police. It might well have been different in Oldham and Bradford.

    Will anything be done to stop them coming, or the situation developing, or existing ones getting worse? Will Labour, of all parties, do anything about it? Will anyone take heed of Blunkett’s warning? Will anyone even remember he mentioned it by the time the Saturday football match is on, or by Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday evening? Will they even think about it after the space 10 minutes since they had read or heard his warning?

    The answer to all the above is, unfortunately, no.

    • From what I remember, the rioting was entirely the fault of the “Asians,” the BNP had nothing to do with it. It wasn’t until a handful of weeks later that the BNP candidate finished in a shockingly well third place in that constituency’s parliamentary election, did the powers that be get the idea to blame the BNP for the riots.

    • GentlemanPugilist

      I’m not so sure, BA. I genuinely feel that people are getting fed up now. As I have often stated in the past, once people are personally affected – be it financially or when their community becomes enriched – they begin to rouse. This is happening now, though we’ve only reached the preliminary stage.

      The ‘bedroom tax’, cuts in benefit and the increasing cost of essentials like food and fuel will, I believe, concentrate the mind. Houses are no longer affordable for many, and our generation is said to be the first for possibly centuries that will be less materially affluent than our parents’. An example of this is the news that Britain will need to spend £300 billion upgrading our energy infrastructure, though sadly the mainstream press are not linking that with the rising population, but it surely is obvious. If population projections prove correct, the UK’s population will have increased by around 10 million from 2001 to 2027! That’s twice the population of Finland.

      • Sorry to be so depressive, but I predict that nothing will happen in this case.

        Well, nothing other than:

        *Thousands more gypsies coming.
        *More white flight.
        *More calls for “integration”.
        *More failures and cuts in the justice system letting the crime situation run amok – (but with the usual platitudes given to calm the public).
        *More hand-wringing and ‘debates’ as to whether we are allowed to point things out (or not or “label” people in such ways),
        *More exposes in the Daily Express and Daily Mail about how mad things are getting, more cross words uttered in the comment sections…..
        *More lecturing from Yasmin Alibhai Brown about the ‘racist media’ for pointing out the madness.
        *More distractive stories and side issues to divert attention of people from demanding any solid action.

        People today are putting up with what would have been unimaginable to even conceive in the 1950s. Worse has not made anything better, it has not sharpened the minds, not caused any particular revolt, only contraction, emigration and or quiet bitterness as we feel we have to “just get on with it”.

        I see no real reason to suspect that this gradual sliding away will not just continue right until the day people are destitute, at risk of starving, or living for survival and safety in a collapsed infrastructure. At which point, it is far too late.

        I can only hope you are right – and some kind of straw breaks the camel’s back.

  • obot

    Maybe they should be shipped to Africa

  • Spartacus

    I meant by comparison. I actually lived around them, they are a very disgusting form of life, but they don’t leave piles of headless corpses in the middle of the highway like mestizos do, they don’t shoot each other all day like blacks do. That’s what I meant.

  • Blue-eyed Devil

    Thanks for making my day, dickweed.

  • David Ashton

    If I had the time the entire history of the “Gypsies” and their genetics (I think Darlington and Brierly have written on this) would be worth detailed OBJECTIVE research, but I have too many other interests and commitments.

    In any event I no longer intend to contribute further to this AmRen website, especially as replies jump around or disappear altogether apparently not because of Moderator deletions but because of some Disqus mechanism.