UK’s Cameron Announces New Plans as UK Immigration Rises

Sylvia Hui, AP, May 21, 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain’s borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of migrants.

Net migration to Britain surged to roughly 318,000 in 2014, up from 209,000 the year before, the Office for National Statistics said. The figure, which represents the estimated number of people moving to the country for a year or more minus the number departing, is the highest in a decade.


In his first speech on immigration since he won a second term in the general election, Cameron outlined stricter controls targeting illegal migration, including giving police new powers to seize immigrants’ earnings if they do not have the right to work in Britain.


The data showed that 641,000 immigrants came to Britain last year, up by more than 100,000 since 2013. Of those, just under half were from within the European Union.

Under EU rules, citizens from the 28-nation trade bloc have the right to live and work legally inside Britain.

Cameron focused his speech on illegal migration–although there are no official figures indicating how many people enter or remain in Britain illegally. {snip}

Businesses will be barred from recruiting abroad without advertising in Britain.

Cameron pledged before the 2010 election that he could cut net migration to the “tens of thousands.” He maintained Thursday that he stood by that ambition despite the new figures.

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  • D.B. Cooper

    Did you read about what happened to Savvas Savopoulos and his family? The wealthy would have to start becoming victims in order for some real changes to take place. Cameron is a royal, related to the queen herself. He’s already shown us his true colors many times, so I’m not fooled by his ploy one bit. You Brits, however……. Hmm. What was that song from the Who? Something about “meet the new boss, same as the old boss”? The Who are from England, help me out, you jolly good chaps.
    Oops, I forgot. Isn’t Mohammed now the top name for baby boys in England nowadays?

  • Susannah

    Sure, PM Cameron, I’m sure you’ll get right on it and tackle the problem. He really inspires confidence, doesn’t he? I wonder what he plans to do when half of Africa decides to take up residence in Britain.

  • Caesar Avgvstvs

    Only the BNP or the National Front can save Britain now. Cameron wants to turn Britain into a third world society and UKIP was just controlled opposition.

    • SentryattheGate

      A BNP spokesman, Matthew Tait came to the Amren conference this year. He said donations were pouring in, with the donors pleading “Do something to save us!”. They were using some of the money to have useful skills/activities for young adults, like self-defense and camping/hiking. They are trying to encourage local groups to meet regularly, form community relationships etc. and broaden their membership (young to old, working class to upper crust). But Nick Griffin was “deposed”; sounded like he was giving top spots to his friends, not to the most qualified.

    • Rob

      I always knew that the UKIP was a trashy party.

    • No political party can save this country now. It is far too late for that.

      • SoulInvictus

        Well, the one upside to still having a monarchy could be the potential for a future King to go full Arthur. Unite what’s left of the natives, behead parliament, and start expelling the hordes.
        That’s about the only semi-political (fantasy) solution I can see as an option for my ancestors’ home.

    • Phoenixian Westernia

      Cameron once said that he wants to see an Asian Prime Minister in his lifetime. What a disgusting race traitor!

  • Denis

    What the **** is everybody smoking?. Stupidity and fallacy to this degree lends one to consider far-fetched conspiracy theories as an actual logical possibility. I think I’ll go with the ring of Sauron.

    • SoulInvictus

      Short of aliens, there’s almost literally not a single “conspiracy theory” the tin foil hat crowd hasn’t been proved right on over the past few years.
      Fun fact: “conspiracy theorist” is a phrase that was invented by the CIA to discredit people that see patterns of evil planning in action.

  • Jaggers

    I fully get the cynicism here. But one has to wonder why he would say this immediately after the election, as opposed to before, if in fact this were some kind of empty political promise, rather than an actual policy.

    • nativist

      Maybe because he means “tens of thousands” per month.

      • Jaggers

        Funny. But just to play devil’s advocate, it could well be that he feels more freedom of action now that he has a majority and doesn’t have to deal with the liberals in his coalition.

  • Jason Lewis

    Glad you gave up most of your firearms now?

  • james AZ

    Good bye Britain

  • Rob

    The UK is a former shell of what it used to be. It started going down after WW-2 and we all know who is behind that. Simply we went to war to save them.

  • Rob

    I have said this before and I will say this again. I have a British colleague that is very happy that London is a multi culti city. However he is married to a Dutch woman and he has 5 pure white kids and he lives in an all white neighborhood. To save money he sent his kids to a very good public school and he used the bus system. He then says that busing was a good system because his kids went to good schools, when there was a discussion about bussing kids to integrate public schools. He even brags about how nice the whole of America is getting to be multi culti. His kids attend majority white colleges.

    • IstvanIN

      There must be MILLIONS of these foolish people because I find a mess of them and I am not particularly social, more grumpy old man.

  • IstvanIN

    During the handover of Hong Kong to China the Union jack was lowered and presented to Prince Charles. Later he and the Governor General ceremonially sailed out of Victoria Harbor. I wonder if the handover of the United Kingdom will be as civilized?

  • rightrightright

    Just under half from within the EU. And how many of these were Blacks and Browns with EU passports? I don’t suppose we will be told.

  • KenelmDigby

    The British people had the chance to vote UKIP a couple of weeks ago.
    They spurned it.
    That election was probably their last serious chance to do anything about it.

    • LackawannaErie

      Please, stop posting these defeatist comments all the time. It’s ridiculous to say that this last election was the “last chance.” UKIP itself said before the election that it was just a warm up and that their strategy is focused on building party infrastructure for 2020.

      • Being a fellow pessimist, I tend to agree with KenelmDigby. I suppose it is never over until the ‘fat lady’ sings, but when it comes to political salvation, I think it was the ultimate last throw of the dice for “middle England” to make a preference known without getting their hands dirty.

        The British people are already on the road to demographic replacement via what is already here (and already in our under 10 age range). In that regard, it does not matter whether we get any further immigration or not – it is only now a matter of speed.

        Considering how long it would take (in our opponents system) to overthrow the current election system that would allow UKIP to have got their proportion of seats, and even if UKIP managed to double their percentage from 4 Million to 8 Million voters, or gaining twice the number of seats in 2020, it still would not be enough to control parliament or enact anything via politics that would ‘save our bacon’.

        In the meantime, we will have further 500,000+ people coming to this country every year up to that point. Have no doubt that this will be the case, no matter what gets promised and no matter what pressure is placed on the government.

        UKIP took 20 years or more to even get the recognition it has now. Nationalist parties are shattered to irrelevance. The public are a mixture of mildly disgruntled and ‘not concerned’, other than about ‘welfare’ and ‘NHS access’ etc.

        UKIP are still worthy of supporting to help shift that “Overton Window” everybody keeps banging on about, but politics is not going to be our saviour and to rely upon it would lead to our defeat.

        I wish I had the solution. Only massive civil unrest and disobedience will pull this potential wreckage from the shore. There is simply no appetite for such things in this country, and no signs of it emerging.

        • SoulInvictus

          ^ and that, in a nutshell, is how you break a national identity and form a one world government.

          I hope some aliens at least promised these evil bastards warp drive technology as a reward for getting us all under one totalitarian thumb.

        • LackawannaErie

          If you don’t have anything constructive to say, stop undermining the moral of everyone else. No other movement or group allows it’s members to preach doom and despair to the flock. If we were in an army at war, you would be court-martialed for talking like that.

          This kind of weak attitude repels potentials support. The rest of us really need to put our foot down and demand that people who think we can’t win shut up and go away.

          Who ever would have thought that Israel would become a state again? Did anyone in 1800 think that could ever happen? Did the early Zionists care what the odds were?

          Anyone who thinks it’s impossible or even unlikely for nationalists to win is grossly ignorant. New political ideologies, or ones that have been around a long time but without much impact, rapidly advance and triumph ALL THE TIME. It’s totally normal and common for whole societies to change their minds about something or start following new leaders who were previously pariahs. You could never even list them all. The Bolsheviks, who were one of the smaller opposition parties somehow ended up in charge after the 1917 revolution. The American Revolutionaries, who were not the majority of colonists, at least at first, beat the world’s greatest power. Look at the gay marriage campaign. People laughed at the idea 20 years ago. But they didn’t give up or ever talk like you are talking now.

          People spewing this defeatist nonsense are not being rational, they are having an emotional reaction to the current situation. The rest of us should not pretend that they have a serious point. They are bugging out, that’s it.

          These people need to get a grip and pull themselves together. If they can’t do that, they should remain silent.

          • LHathaway

            Shut up.

          • LackawannaErie

            Don’t you have some rapes to cheer for?

          • The thing is, I suppose, having to come to terms with what has happened and what the viable options are for recovery. UKIP and micro-nationalist parties are not it.

            They can be a part of it, so in that regard they should be supported where valid and viable to effect a change (such as the UKIP pushing of the “Overton window”, or a capable and truly nationalist party waiting in the wings all ready and prepared to take advantage).

            Other than that, it is perhaps the road to defeatism to keep suggesting – as some people out there do – that all we need is politics and to keep pushing on with mediocre activism and the same old ‘same old’ that has been going on for over 50 years to no effect whatsoever.

            Nationalism in Britain has been fruitless for all this time and is a failure. Pushing from the edges (once of the Conservative Party, now UKIP) is extremely slow and has not really delivered much at all – if anything.

            UKIP had the chance to get us out of the EU, which would have allowed us, in theory, to pull up the drawer bridge of immigration. The government, no matter who it was, would no longer be able to say they could not do anything about it.

            I have been through the “political” mill. I think I understand how society works. That is why I tend to be pessimistic about a turnaround. One of the reasons is that we are often ‘reactionary’ and seen as ‘hostile’ – and not perceived to be “doing good”.

            Whilst fellow nationalists (including myself at times) are railing against what is taking place, I know people (on the liberal-left) who have been out to donate food to a stranger who was begging for food after being on a “zero-hour contract” and not getting work for too long.

            Who is seen as the “better person” – the one reacting to what is taking place in a negative and largely futile way, or the ones taking a different approach and doing something worthwhile?

            I do get down and defeatist, I have to admit it (and I should watch out for it more) – yet at the same time, I am all for positivity when I think it is being put into the right avenues.

            Allowing people to clap on and congratulate or otherwise ‘make pretend’ that certain directions are fruitful is not necessarily a good thing, even if people sound curmudgeonly for pointing out the negatives.

            I do take and concede your point about remembering to give some hope. I think you’re right and I think it is important.

      • SoulInvictus

        Holding one seat is pretty bad for even a “warm up”.
        Didn’t like that Farage stepped down from leadership either. I rarely (if ever?) see a person in power address these issues with the cander and humor he does.
        Maybe their warm up consists of letting them see how pathetic the “conservatives” are and then knocking out both parties next time.
        I’m not familiar with the UK’s current election demographics, but if all those “new British” folks can vote now, then the OP is likely right and you’re hosed.

        • LackawannaErie

          They had over 100 second place finishes. It took the FN in France since the 1970’s to get where they are now. It took the Social Democratic Party in Germany something like 50 years after WWII to win one general election. But they didn’t quit or give up or think it was hopeless.

          White nationalism is the only political movement or tendency with this relentless pessismism. It’s totally alien to our enemies, that’s for sure.

          • SoulInvictus

            You sound like you’re much more up on this topic than I am, but you didn’t answer the main question. Is it going to matter when stacked up against the leftist and immigrant vote? Maybe there’s less of both than I think, maybe it is numerically possible.

            But the accusations of pessimism sound a lot like when I have a very similar conversation with political junkies here in the US and they have a blind spot for the abject failure of third parties in American politics. Some things aren’t numerically feasible.

  • carriewhite64

    Way to go. Wait until the fire is out of control and consuming everything in its path before throwing a cup of water at it.

  • LackawannaErie

    This is a step backwards. In the past, the immigration debate in the UK has always been about total levels of immigration. By only talking about legal immigration, Cameron is taking a page from the American conservative handbook of trickery.

    Cameron promised to cut immigration to below 100,000 a year, now it is over 300,000, much higher than it was under Blair and Brown.

    Thatcher pulled a similar stunt, campaigning in 1979 against immigration and then continuing the open borders policies of her Labor predecessors.

  • Hilis Hatki

    I guess a Oxford education is not what it use to be.

  • JohnnyMangoes

    Virtually every problem on the planet is caused by low-IQ people. Regardless of race. Draw the line at 100 and call it a day. Then everyone else is on their own.

    • Caesar Avgvstvs

      Except that Europeans/Asians are the only two groups that consistently have IQ over 100. Thereby race/genetics still has importance even if you’re valuing people solely on their intellectual capacity.

      The lowest average IQ I believe is in Equatorial Guinea- 59.

      • JohnnyMangoes

        Yea. There are ton of low-IQ whites and Asians though. But on average they’re higher. Low IQ = less control of violent / animal impulse.

  • John Enoch Powell was alarmed at the prospect of 50,000 arrivals per year back in the mid 1960’s. We have been getting something like 500,000 a year (population churn, not ‘net’) for at least 15 years.

    The Tories will pledge this, that and the other – but the last 50 years shows us that NOTHING substantial will happen. Don’t even pretend that it might.

    They will tinker around the edges and play a mopping up game of things which are happening AFTER they come, but that will be such a slow and ineffective process that it will not even make dent in the future course of this country.

    The wheels came off the train a long time ago. It is only a matter of time till the full impact is evident.

    • KenelmDigby

      The general rule is that Britain’s non White population doubles in numbers roughly every 15 years or so. This pattern holds fast from at least the year 1965, that is for the past half century.
      I do not expect this rule to change.

  • jaye ellis

    Hey English/Brits….

    “Hey English….

    Have you apologized to the Germans yet?
    Have you told them how really sorry you are?
    Have you told them that you really, really wish England had lost both World War I and World War II.

    Don’t you wish the Germans had invaded England FROM Normandy Beach? After all Anglo Saxons and Normans were other German tribes that invaded England and really make the English English.

    Don’t you wish Germans tanks still patrolled London England and local patriots complained about English girls fraternizing with the enemy.
    Don’t you wish all White English soccer teams took out their frustrations by challenging occupying German troops to the English national game of football/soccer and England actually would defeat the Germans in soccer, something they haven’t done since 1966!

    Hey English – have you apologized to the Germans yet?
    Have you told them how really, really sorry you are?

    Don’t you wish German jack boots stomped all around Yorkshire England so you could even lick their boots in appreciation that there were NONE, zero rapes of poor English girls by Pakistani Muslim men?

    And hate crimes laws/thought crime laws – not a chance, occupying Germans will even let the English swear at the GD Krauts, but most English wouldn’t be swearing at the Germans, instead they would be inviting the German lads home to meet their English daughters.

    Don’t we all wish….

    • SoulInvictus

      You almost answered your own question in the next to last sentence.

    • Caesar Avgvstvs

      Powerful post. The World Wars were both devastating to Europeans. They went from being on top of the world to being devoured by it. The wrong people/ideologies (Communists/liberals) won and that was more devastating than the loss of tens of millions of European citizens in the long run.

      Ask the same of Americans, who almost declared German their primary language, but were only marginally defeated by Anglos pushing forth English.

      A few key events in history really screwed up everything for the present day and probably forever after.

  • Eagle1212

    Wait until Britain’s unemployment rate goes sky high and that it’ll end up being Africa North just like here where we’ll end up being Mexico Norte because of mass amounts of illegals flowing here destroying our quality of life.