Bill Oddie Says Large British Families Need to Be ‘Contained’

Nicola Fifield, Telegraph, October 19, 2014

British families should be “contained” to stop them having too many children, Bill Oddie has said.

The Springwatch presenter claimed the answer to over-population was not curbing immigration, but restricting the size of families.

Oddie made his comments on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live during a debate entitled: “Is the UK too hostile to immigration?”

The 73-year-old former member of The Goodies said: “There should just as likely be a restriction on the number of children that British people have because over-population is what you are talking about here, the big problem.

“So you say these perfectly well-qualified people can’t come in, but the woman down the road has just had her 10th baby. Well I’m sorry, but they are the people that really should be contained. It would make a difference.” Oddie has three daughters from two marriages and lives in Hampstead, north London, with his wife, Laura Beaumont.

Earlier in the programme he claimed he was “ashamed” to be British. He said: “Historically, we seem to have built up this ridiculous idea that, ‘Oh, we are British, this is our island and we don’t want anybody else in it.’

“I personally loathe that kind of chauvinism and I’m happy to say I’m not proud to be British. In fact, I’m very often ashamed to be British. We are a terrible race, all the hooliganism and God knows what.”

Challenged by the presenter, Sian Williams, to leave Britain if he didn’t like it, he replied: “You don’t leave it, you’re talking like Ukip or something. For God’s sake, shut up!

“What I’m saying is that without a doubt during my lifetime I’ve seen the whole culture absolutely burgeon because of immigrants.

“I love the fact that I walk down the road in north London, and down here’s an Indian shop, and there’s another Indian stationers there, and this one is run by someone from Iran, and there’s a West Indian guy who runs that bit, and we’ve got the Romanian builders next door who don’t play the radio as loud as English builders.” Dozens of viewers used Twitter to criticise Oddie, accusing him of “demonising” the British working class. One tweeted: “Bill Oddie seems to have got trapped in his millionaire liberal bubble. Clearly doesn’t need to compete for social housing or a job.”

Another wrote: “Bill Oddie, have you just implied working-class people are over-breeding and should be contained, demonisation.”

Alp Mehmet, the vice-chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “I’m surprised that someone as wise and decent as Bill Oddie is coming up with that sort of nonsense,” he said.

“He’s right, population levels are increasing, but that is largely driven by immigration, not large British families. The fact is we can control and are controlling immigration and we should continue to be aiming in that direction, rather than going down the Chinese route of limiting the number of children people can have.”

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  • Alexandra1973

    Yeah, that makes real good sense. Roll out the red carpet for third-worlders, whine about overpopulation…then demand that the natives don’t reproduce.

    There’s a term for a guy like this: pillow-biting nancy. (No offense to our own Nancy or any other actual women named Nancy, of course!)

    • TruthBeTold

      I know. This guy doesn’t seem to be able to connect the dots.

      He wants to curtail population growth but he wants to bring in people who breed like rabbits.

      • He can connect the dots just fine, did you read his comments?

        “I love the fact that I walk down the road in north London, and down here’s an Indian shop, and there’s another Indian stationers there, and this one is run by someone from Iran, and there’s a West Indian guy who runs that bit, and we’ve got the Romanian builders next door who don’t play the radio as loud as English builders.”

        He’s perfectly aware of what he’s saying. He’s a pathetic and weak piece of filth who loves “Indians, Iranians, and West Indians” as well as, presumably, Gypsy scum, which is probably what he means when he says Romanians. (It’s probably safe to assume he’s a fan of their underage whores more than their builders).

        He’s not confused, he’s a vile traitor, and as such should be hanged till dead.

        • TruthBeTold

          I was referring to his idea about native Brits having smaller families and importing over-populating immigrants.

          But you’re absolutely right.

          He’s not just vile but he’s also selfish.

          He seems to relish in exotic cultures but he doesn’t want to move. He wants the world to come to him.

          He’s a selfish and lazy man.

  • This is mainly why the freak show clown acts that call themselves “environmentalists” don’t talk about population pressure, either within countries or worldwide, anymore. It’s because of who is responsible for the fecundity.

    • LHathaway

      I can’t help wonder if having them immigrate to the West just opens up space for the one’s left behind to reproduce even more back in their home countries. That’s not why I oppose their immigration, I just wonder if that’s true. I suspect it is.

  • MekongDelta69

    Bill Oddie is mentally disturbed.

    Simple as that…

    (But then again – so are all leftists.)

  • Awakened Saxon

    “So you say these perfectly well-qualified people can’t come in, but the woman down the road has just had her 10th baby. Well I’m sorry, but they are the people that really should be contained. It would make a difference.”

    What a ridiculous example. The British birth rate is below the replacement level. It is nowhere near 10.

    • LHathaway

      If Britain imports enough foreign men, I’m sure the White birth rate there could be raised to 1.8.

    • InAFreeCountry

      Sounds more like a parody of the Irish.

  • Awakened Saxon

    The UK’s Public Order Act of 1986:

    A person who uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or displays any written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, is guilty of an offence if—

    (a) he intends thereby to stir up racial hatred, or

    (b) having regard to all the circumstances racial hatred is likely to be stirred up thereby.

    • A Freespeechzone

      I’d replace the word ‘hatred’ with ‘truth and facts’.

      Liberals hate the truth…..

      • Awakened Saxon

        Yes, but my point is that he is in violation of the letter of the law. He called the British a “terrible race”.

    • David Ashton

      The enforcement of this “legislation” requires special state assent, and prosecuting anti-white, anti-English, anti-British, or anti-Christian offenders is “not in the public interest”.

  • Who Me?

    The only British people having ten kids are either immigrants or the first or second generation of third-world immigrants. White British are not even having children at replacement levels–and that’s just the way this anti-white moron wants it.

    • Awakened Saxon

      White British is redundant.

      • Who Me?

        Not anymore it isn’t. Have you looked at a snapshot of a street scene anywhere in England recently? More black and brown faces than white.

        • Awakened Saxon

          Living in Britain does not make someone British. We must never allow the internationalists to take such basic forms of identity from our people.

        • Alexandra1973

          I know someone who lives in Birmingham. He’s said that you hardly hear any English spoken there anymore.

          • Cheri Rodriguez


          • B.A_2014

            South Belfast looks like a third world stew. I used to live and work there. When a rape occurs, usually in the south, the media reports the suspect as a foreign national. Belfast isn’t the biggest city on earth so word travels fast. We know exactly what they mean when they say foreign national.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            There go my vacation plans.

          • John Smith

            Sorta like we do here when they describe everything about the perp except skin color.

          • LHathaway


          • John Smith

            Sounds just like the Birmingham over here.

        • John Smith

          I wouldn’t call them “British” no matter what they and the Left call themselves.

        • Cobbett

          Doesn’t mean they’re British. And it’s not everywhere either.

    • John Smith

      A recent story I saw had a Chavette with a litter of something like eight half-negroid children, so that’s the only time you find white women with large broods.

      • Haha, Chavette, is that a thing? I always thought “Chav” was unisex, like the american version, “wigger”.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Meanwhile, the browns and blacks multiply like rabbits…..and likely at the cost of the taxpayer.

    It’s time that Whites sacrifice and have more White children……

  • TruthBeTold

    Whites are below replacement levels so they should stop having large families but the UK should take in breeding factors to curtail a population explosion.

    And this makes sense?

    • John Smith

      He’s talking out his ass, like white Britons are the ones breeding like rabbits. The last white British chav female I saw with a large family all had half-breed negroid children by her babbydaddies.

  • HardDaysKnight

    Utterly daft, irrelevant, vacuous traitor. Bill Oddie your words will not be forgotten.

    • TruthBeTold

      To paraphrase a line from Monty Python, ‘he must be a looney’.

      • Ludwig

        According to his Wikipedia page, Bill Oddie has literally spent time in a psychiatric hospital on multiple occasions.

        • Christine Schaeffer

          He’s gotta be a real Oddie.

  • Race Heretic

    Wow. This is disgusting. Clearly he hates his own people and wants them removed from the earth. Ugh.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    Are his children white British?

  • Doomispixulated

    The television show “The Goodies” was not very PC back in the day. It is where I first heard the term “nig nog”, when I was about 13 or so.

  • De Doc

    Wow. This guy can’t wish for cultural and racial suicide soon enough.

    • David Ashton

      And tells harmless TV interviewers to keep silent.

  • B.A_2014

    He’ll be dead soon. We can be thankful for that. This sort of middle class snobbish attitude is cross cultural and makes me sick to my stomach.

  • David Ashton

    Not wise or decent. Marxists, Muslims, Muggers and – Masochists.

  • shawnmer

    Is there a damn one of these mindless enthusiasts for “diversity” who have an argument any intellectually deeper than, “Ooh, look at all the restaurants! Listen to all the different music! So many different COLORS! Everyone’s not so WHITE and boring!”

    Seriously, strip it down, that’s really this guy’s sole reason. It’s “Look at all the colors!” A child can make that argument!

  • InAFreeCountry

    This old chap must be going senile. Alp Mehmet (Turkish?), makes more sense.

  • Sloppo

    I think it’s interesting that these so-called “anti-racists” seem to believe they’re fighting racism by doing everything they can to encourage the replacement of the least racist race by races which are far more racist. Bill Oddie is obviously nothing but an anti-white racist and there is nothing dumber than a white anti-white.

  • John Smith

    Yes, being British means that your geographic identity is the same as your ethnic one, so I’m sorry this tosser is so ashamed of that.

  • I especially like option number two, but then again, option one may be more of a slow torture rather than a quick release … hmmm… maybe option one would be better, as long as we make sure its a fantastically diverse place like… oh … Somalia, perhaps?

  • MathMan

    I’m a Brit and so am very familiar with this guy. Bill Oddie was a UK TV presenter of wildlife programs until he had a nervous breakdown a couple of years ago and was taken off air.
    After reading this article I can only assume his medication needs revising!

  • Light from the East

    From Wikipedia:

    Bill Oddie is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter.

    If he really cares about the environment, the first ones he should criticize it’s the people from the 3rd world, especially Africans, who have insanely high birth rate. The optimal human population on Earth on current conditions is 1 to 3 billion. And white population around the world is “controlled”, you should not stigmatize them. Those who really possess the threat to Earth are people in the 3rd world (you can search for data of human population in 2050 or 2100).

    If this old man thinks he is terrible because of his country of origin, let him repent in hell. Do not drag other loyal British people down. Misguiding other healthy mindsets only lead you to greater sin.

  • Haereticus

    Worthless self-haters like Oddie and his ilk, worried about overpopulation, should do us all a favor, do the right thing and kill himself.

    • bv

      As a former BBC employee he’s the elite of parasites on Benefits.

  • ElComadreja

    What a POS. I’m sorry I ever watched his damn show years ago.

  • NorthernWind

    If you want to curtail population growth, look to sub-Saharan Africa where in many countries the birthrate is between 7-10 children per woman. Don’t complain about Britons who have a birthrate below replacement level. What a dumb***!

  • Michael North

    Oddie is a noted flake.

  • Alden

    When there are no jobs for the English the only thing is to have babies for the child and housing benefit and disability for the men.

  • Tony Murphy

    Why is a Turk vice-chairman of Immigration Watch? No wonder he says that ‘we’ are controlling immigration. No, my Turkish friend, nobody in Britain is controlling immigration.

  • bv

    Another rich self hating white, when are we going to curb their overpopulation?

  • bv

    He sure looks proud of the Bantu spawn his daughter produced.

  • The Dude

    Yeah, like that’s the problem with white people–large families! I wish.

    Mr. Oddie should take a quick look at the birthrates statistics and see who’s really contributing to overpopulation (hint: it ain’t the Britons) before he makes such a cringeworthy display of ignorance.