Nigel Farage Calls for Five-Year Immigration Ban

Jane Mathews, Express (London), January 7, 2014

Nigel Farage has called for a five-year halt to immigration by people who want to settle permanently in the UK.

The Ukip leader said that he wanted to see immigration levels fall and an end to the “open door” policy for Bulgarians and Romanians, even if it had an impact on the British economy.

His comments came as a survey revealed that more than three quarters of people want to see a cut in immigration.

Mr Farage told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “If you said to me ‘Would you want to see over the next 10 years a further five million people come into Britain and if that happened we would all be slightly richer?’, I would say ‘Actually, do you know what? I would rather we weren’t slightly richer and I would rather we had communities that felt more united and I would rather have a situation where young unemployed British people had a realistic chance of getting a job.’

“So, yes, I do think the social side of this matters more than pure market economics.”

He continued: “Let’s be flexible on work permits, let’s recognise that we do have some skills shortages in the British economy – which is very much a failure of our education system.

“But in terms of immigration, in terms of people coming to settle, I would suggest that for up to a five-year period we don’t have people coming to settle until we sort out the mess.”

A BBC Two documentary The Truth About Immigration, to be shown tonight, will reveal that more than three quarters of the British public want to see immigration levels slashed.

The findings come nearly a week after restrictions on migrants from Romania and Bulgaria were lifted.

However, the British Social Attitudes survey found that slightly fewer people now think immigration is bad for the economy – 47% in 2013 compared with 52% two years previously.

Penny Young, chief executive at NatCen Social Research, which carried out the poll, said the survey showed that “public desire for a cut in immigration to the UK had begun to rise even before the restrictions on migrants from Romania or Bulgaria were lifted at the start of the year.”

She added: “The public broadly agrees that immigration is too high, but there are stark social divisions over the economic and cultural benefits of immigration.”

The research shows 54% of respondents who see immigration as good for the economy and 55% of those who see it is as culturally beneficial also want to see immigration reduced.

The survey also reveals divisions among political party supporters.

Some 52% of Conservatives believes that Britain’s cultural life is undermined by immigration, compared with 40% of Conservative supporters, and 20% of Lib Dem voters.

In the documentary, former Labour ministers reflect on their decision to open the doors to workers from Eastern Europe in 2004, when Poland and seven other countries joined the EU.

Jack Straw, foreign secretary from 2001 to 2006, said: “The predications were completely catastrophic. I mean they were wrong by a factor of ten. On immigration, it was bluntly a nightmare and it got more and more difficult.”

“We did get it wrong and I deeply regret it,” said Mr Straw. “I regret it because it undermines trust in government, if you’re that wrong.”

Nigel Farage told the documentary that he believed that fear of being labelled as a racist has stifled the debate on immigration.

He said: “They tried to rubbish us, they tried to say that anybody that dared to talk about this subject was necessarily a bad person and racist.”

Meanwhile, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said this morning that the Prime Minister was “completely right” to stop migrants claiming benefits for the first three months after they arrive in the UK.

He said: “If you want to come and work here you can do that but there should be a period before which you can claim all benefits and it seems entirely reasonable to me that they should extend that to two years.

“Why should British taxpayers be paying the child benefit of people who may be working in Britain but whose children are living in Poland?”

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  • Truthseeker

    The overwhelming majority wants to halt immigration, so we all know what the politicians will do: increase it.

    • Alfred the Great

      Just like what has, is, and will continue to happen to us.

    • David Ashton

      “That’s democracy!”
      Cue to a Nordic Episcopalian who wished he lived in Red China.

      • Max Krakah

        we all wish he lived in red china

  • Spartacus

    I’d like to see a poll in Britain about how many people are opposed to immigration from other White countries, and how many are opposed to immigration from s**t-lands. But I’m probably never gonna see that …

  • Luca

    A five-year ban is a good start. I suggest they re-new the ban every fourth year.

    • Sick of it

      Renew it annually just to make sure it doesn’t expire.

  • No Bulgarians or Romanians, but yes to Syrians.

    I can’t figure out where this guy is coming from on immigration. All I can discern is that he wants non-whites but doesn’t want whites. In which case he’s just another anti-white.

    If that’s true, then I wouldn’t even think anymore that voting UKIP is a satisfactory intermediate move to what should be the real endgame, real honest to goodness English nationalism.

    • Long Live Dixie

      Farage has held “outreaches” to local mosques to increase multi-racial understanding. The very first sentence on the video at the top of the party’s site is: “UKIP’s concerns about excessive immigration are nothing to do with race”.

      As for Bulgarians and Romanians – they have their own lands. England is for the English. Not many Europeans want a US-style melting pot. We certainly don’t want that here in Dixie and I would not hold that against anyone in Europe. It might be one of the few points to Farage’s credit.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        I have Russians for neighbors, and I can tell you that you would much rather have them for neighbors than the blacks and browns here who create pandemonium at all hours of the day. Their kids speak Russian and English fluently, they are being assimilated just as I was. Western European government have their share of blame for why Eastern Europeans are being driven out of their lands by economic conditions that lead to people starving or freezing to death, and the Muslim menace too. For them to have this attitude towards Eastern Europeans who are not Jews, Gypsies or non Slavs, is hypocritical.

  • DaveMed

    I think it’s a bit too late for this. If only they had enacted such a measure back when it was the Pakistanis, Arabs, etc. who were immigrating.

    In any event, as I’ve pointed out on English sites: economies wax and wane, and there will be booms and busts. But demographic change is forever.

    • David Ashton

      There was never much problem with hiring absolutely essential or especially useful people from abroad for temporary services with fair rewards. The problems are (a) a race to the bottom in wages, or welfare-seeking, with social costs put onto the taxpayer, and (b) the permanent settlement of huge incompatible alien cultural communities with access to foreign conflicts and transnational criminalities. England has both. See my letter in the recent “Economist” amazingly published in full. “An economy is not a country” (George Walden).

      • DaveMed

        Is it possible to find this without a subscription?

        • David Ashton

          Yes. Get “The Economist” via Google, then click on “Print Edition”, and then the Letters in current issue. My letter looks so small on screen that I shall put it on here, if anyone insists. It’s not THAT brilliant, but its appearance inside an enemy camp was a surprise.

          George Walden is a fairly independent writer, a well-informed anti-communist, and you can check his biography and books on-line.

          • DaveMed

            A fine comment.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Nothing is forever. It’s never too late to deport non-white foreigners to their third world countries of origin. It’s not an impossibility either. Old Stalin was fond of uprooting entire populations from their ancestral homelands and sending them elsewhere. What’s required is a resurgence of white racial consciousness, followed by white nationalist revolution and regime change.

      Europe is our land; we are not going anywhere. Those third world parasites will all have to go home – the pakis, the negroes, the arabs, subcons, chinese – even if we have to send them all back in body bags.

      Europe for Europeans only!

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        It will take a lot of killing, but we must drive them out, otherwise they will kill all of us off. There is no other choice.

        • jeffaral

          In a few words you said it all.

        • ThomasER916

          Breivik was right. Just because he’s “Crazy” doesn’t mean he’s wrong. He was right to target the next generation of Marxist leaders. He took out the next Lenin, Stalin, or Trotsky. Isn’t that MORE important than letting it come to this?

  • IstvanIN

    1) halt all immigration, including refugees.
    2) Put unemployed British people to work assisting in the relocation of non-Europeans to their native lands.
    3) From then on make sure there are jobs for your people first and that if, in the very unlikely event, you need immigrants, that they are:
    a) Firstly of British decent, or at least European;
    b) That they be at least nominally Christian;
    c) That they speak English fluently;
    d) That they must not be dual citizens of any other nation.
    e) That, even if granted citizenship, the foreign born never be given the vote.
    f) That they never be given government jobs. (government jobs take from the economy
    for the most part, aren’t immigrants supposed to contribute to the economy?)
    g) That they must swear allegiance to your Sovereign.
    You must protect your people, your race, your culture and your traditions.

  • NorthernWind

    I don’t trust Farage. At best he and his party is a temporary solution.

    • David Ashton

      A huge vote for Farage has a symbolic value, if it cuts into Labour-held constituencies. It doesn’t matter that much, at this stage, whether he is a genuine article or controlled opposition. The log-jam needs a shake.

      • Sick of it

        It’s decades and millions of immigrants too late for a milquetoast response.

        • David Ashton

          100,000 “race incidents” are “reported” annually in England alone. The media largely suppresses news about attacks on white people. The laws against free speech and free association in the relevant areas are increasingly strict. The established parties have reneged on immigration control election promises several times, and over two million were deliberately and surreptitiously brought in during the Blair regime with entry/exit number checks removed. We do not need reprimands from a country with a black leftist as executive head of state.

          • Sick of it

            Wow, what a nice response. Your country has no future. We still do.

          • David Ashton

            According to you, factories and jobs have gone in the USA, and a minority enforces its will on the majority with powerful back-up from the US military and police. So as you think your country still has a “future”, perhaps you could advise us English accordingly rather than condemning us.

          • Sick of it

            Get rid of the government. That’s what we have to do as well. There are no more peaceful options.

          • ThomasER916

            Actually he has a valid point. You kicked someone who was down. You’re in the wrong.

          • David Ashton

            I decided not to waste time debating with Brit-haters and sneerers on AmRen, when I could do more good with my time in my own country, but I appreciate fraternal support from fellow-“whites” in other lands, something I originally went for on this website and which I still welcome.

          • ThomasER916

            I’ve come to realize that most white people have the wrong goals. Once I realized my goal is “group survival of whites” at all costs and “maintaining ethnic white diversity” then everything started falling into place. I came to realize that sovereign ethno-states and a spiritual unity (Christendom) are the way to survive and thrive.

            I’ve learned you cannot serve two masters. You cannot be for “humanity” and for the survival of whites. Why? Invariably whites will surpass others and now the survival of others is at odds with our ascendance. Either we give up our right to survive or continue to go our own way despite the failures of others. Furthermore, when whites have a population explosion we STILL need to think of survival and maintaining ethnic diversity otherwise we’ll succumb to the stupidity of infighting.

            I disagree with most whites but I want them to survive, provided they’re not hostile to me and want the same for me and mine. I came to understand the history of whites is one of whites against hostile elites, lack of ethnic brotherhood, and other races. Though, white infighting is primarily the product of elites. There’s no better display of white unity than the Christmas Truce of 1914. I now live my life by that truce and I’m never sorry for it. I just ask myself, “Are whites better off for doing this? Will this help fellow whites maintain their ethnic homogeneity and help us maintain ours?”

            When you start asking the right questions and have the right goals then people like “Sick of It” just look idiotic and misguided. I don’t even get pissed anymore. Right now we focus on building a diaspora ethnic community within our countries. Create that and other whites, out of fear and instincts, will come to us. Maintain alliances and friendly relations. Why? If I succeed in America I want my people to have the burning desire to help you in every way possible – money, food, force of arms, even mercenaries. When the the goal is group survival then the only moral is duty to our peoples.

            Stay strong and stay blessed.

          • David Ashton

            If you get time for reading some English writers, try Henry Williamson whose main novels were inspired by that Christmas Truce, especially “The Phoenix Generation”.

          • Sangraal

            Let he who is without diversity cast the first stone…

  • RisingReich

    Controlled opposition. Don’t be fooled.

  • NoMosqueHere

    5 years? What a joke. At least start with 20; they’ll knock you down to 5 to 10.

    How about this: Let’s preserve and defend the British nation and culture because it’s important. The reason all these pakis, arabs, africans, indians and romanians want to come to Britain is because Britain is a great place. Why is it a great place? Because it’s British. So let’s preserve our British nation and culture; the pakis et al have their own countries, so it’s not exactly a human rights violation to tell them to go or stay home.

    • Max Krakah

      5 years can turn into twenty. He is being smart, he is starting with something small. Once five years is up and it is time to review it, it will be impossible for anyone to propose repeating the current disaster.

  • David Ashton

    It is quite true that the financial elites are not at all easy targets, unlike the lords in the castles of old or the headquarters of the communist parties, and they have to some degree looked ahead to prevent the “ponzi” scheme, though more as a personal protection for their yachts and gated homes. But “they are men, not gods” (Count Loredan).

  • the sound the flood the hour

    We would still be far better off if the whole system were to collapse now rather than later.

    • ThomasER916

      It would be better if we set up ethnic networks that prepared for the collapse so we would thrive and survive and the others would be scattered. If our networks were strong then we could make moves against our enemies who wouldn’t have the protection of the system anymore. Avoid direct conflict and destroy their food and water. Let nature devour the Welfare Parasites our government’s created with our money to displace and destroy us.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    What is needed is a permanent ban on all non-white, no Christian immigration. Then the millions of undesirable darkies, Muslims and yes those who cannot be named too should be invited to leave the nation post haste.

    • ThomasER916

      Deport the Culture of Critique to Israel.

  • jeffaral

    Mr Farage is a rich stockbroker and the biggest ever fraud in British politics,

  • wildfirexx

    Britain and the western countries should adopt the Japanese way of thinking and dealing with immigration quota’s.
    They’ve had a declining population for well over a generation now, and still seem to flourish.
    New technology is also reducing the need for foreigners.
    If Britain does eventually need foreign workers, to support their economy, give out temporary work visas for skilled labor for short periods of time, and then send them back to their own country, if they wish to reapply.

  • ThomasER916

    How about a 50 year ban and mass deportation?

  • ThomasER916

    It’s a start, but it’s not a solution.

  • Whirlwinder

    Islam does not immigrate to England to fill positions in the job market. They come over to sop up the welfare and create chaos for the natives. Halt immigration until sensible people can be put into government positions and return all the jihadi’s to their homelands, that is if you want western civilization as you know it to continue.