Sunday, December 31, 2006

The joys of a Europe with open borders

First up: a charming story from Sweden and one the conventional media seems to have conveniently ignored (I wonder why). Last week, an American woman who sought medical treatment at a clinic in the town of Karlshamn couldn’t get any. Why? Apparently, the doctor was a Palestinian immigrant who objected to American foreign policy in the Middle East. For more, go HERE
Yet, Istanbul Tory finds himself scarcely surprised by this kind of news anymore...
In the wake of last week’s dramatic arrest of four Rwandans accused of playing leading roles in the genocide, one wonders how it was possible for any Rwandan genocide suspects to have slipped into Britain and quietly build new lives.
Again, Istanbul Tory finds himself scarcely surprised by this kind of news anymore...
A large part of the migratory inflow into Britain now comes from the new East European members of the EU. If these people wish to work, they must register, and figures show that the number who have registered since eight new countries joined in May 2004 has hit the half-million mark.The Home Office, never let it be forgotten, predicted that this figure would be a maximum 26,000 over two years. Romania and Bulgaria are no longer on the horizon but on our very doorstep. As of January 1st, 30 million people from these countries will be free to enter Britain. In November 2006, the government admitted in the House of Commons that immigration is of little benefit to the British public. Their own figures show a minimal contribution to GDP per head. Immigration to the UK has trebled under the present government. And it's not just the UK. Spain, which experienced net emigration until the late 1980s, now has 3.7 million immigrants of its own - or 8.7% of the population. In Ireland, foreign-born residents now comprise just under 10% of the population.
So, in the course of 2007, expect to hear more of Palestinian doctors with grudges to bear, genocide suspects in your midst and Romanian child prostitutes working the streets of British cities ....The price we pay for open borders. And there are still those who fail to understand the appeal of the BNP.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Government (it seems) has forgotten that it rules with the CONSENT of the people. I think there is only one thing for it, make gun ownership mandatory, and see what happens!

Anonymous said...

What is more worrying is that the PEOPLE have forgotten that the government rules with the consent of the people.

Ellee said...

I think you will find its no holds barred with Romania and Bulgaria, we are going to be in for a big shock.

A friend of mine was given a book on walking/hiking in Turkey as a Xmas present, he is meeting up with someone in Cambridge who has done some of them.

Have a very happy New Year.

istanbultory said...

Thanks Ellee. As far as Romania and Bulgaria are concerned, I expect Blighty to be deluged.

Anonymous said...

I hope we are not, but fear that we will be. There is no justification fr allowing all this emmigration; economic or political. The only reason it happens is because the government is incompetent and won't fund border controls and the police.

Instead we waste money on the Olympics and building unneeded hospitals.

Good post IT.

Voyager said...

If these people wish to work, they must register

MUST is the wrong verb........MAY.........and they must pay a fee to register so most do not.

Voyager said...

I hope we are not, but fear that we will be. There is no justification fr allowing all this emmigration; economic or political

Be cynical. Once the public spending cuts take hold and jobs start disappearing; and the debt-ridden graduates find work hard to find; this might become a very volatile country.

The advantage of this is that politicians are finished as are the police, for a nation whose institutions are completely discredited is ripe for revolution............and it won't be from The Left

istanbultory said...

Together, Romania and Bulgaria will increase the EU's population by 30 million, to 490 million, but will add only one per cent to its economic output. Predictions of how many will come to the UK vary between 56,000 and 180,000. Almost certainly an underestimate.
Voyager,
It's not only disgruntled graduates and soon-to-be-unemployed public sector workers that will be hitting the streets.
A study commissioned by The Daily Telegraph today shows that house prices are moving well beyond the reach of many families as the rapid growth in property values outpaces increases in incomes.Personal debt in the UK has now passed £1,300 billion. Grim news with very grim consequences for PM Gordo. He will also have his plate full with the looming political crisis over the limits of Scottish devolution as the SNP gains strength. Labour will be booted out of office in 2009.....

Anonymous said...

I have dual us-uk citizenship with an accent more american than english.

I am sick, sick unto death of those in officialdom saying to me, "in THIS country we do it this way" or, even better, treating me as non UK unless I put my passport in their face.

Imagine if those little strokes were pulled on a nigerian or indian etc.

Anonymous said...

There are already Muslim chemists refusing to dispense the morning after pill...

Anonymous said...

The outbreak of regionalized violence is an inevitability. All that is needed is the right socio-economic conditions and a spark. It happened in Northern Ireland and the Balkans, and it was not pretty!

Voyager said...

Istanbultory - most politics seems to work in a defined circle...........the Opposition does not even prepare for contingencies like huge repossession wave, unemployment and civil disorder and widespread alienation.


They treat politics rather like changing seats on a bus, if they get to sit in the front seats on the top-deck the driver will know where he is going; the driver being The Civil Service.

There is absolutely no thought given to fundamentals like navigation software or maps let alone whether the driver has a licence or is falling asleep