Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Shape of things to come…..

I am currently idling away a few weeks on Turkey's Aegean coast line and was not planning to blog excessively. But "events" have intervened....
This morning, “PM” Gordon Brown said: "It is clear that we are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al-Qaeda….”
The terrorist plot to bring car bombs to the streets of Glasgow and London appears to have brought together doctors from Jordan and Iraq. It is interesting to note that most of the suspects arrested so far are not British nationals and appear to have entered the UK only within the last 3 or 4 years. The main source of immigration into Blighty is not from asylum but from the Government's policy of increasing the numbers of people allowed to settle here from non-EU countries. The country is currently taking in more than 150,000 people a year.
We will all have to live with the consequences of this singularly misguided policy....
In France, by contrast, President Sarko has just set tough new quotas for the number of illegal immigrants authorities should arrest and expel each month. Brice Hortefeux, who heads the newly created Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Co-Development, has said a monthly quota also would be set for ferreting out those employed in France illegally. The French government is also planning to offer incentives to more immigrants to return home voluntarily. Under the scheme, Paris will provide each family with a nest egg of €6,000 ($8,000) for when they go back to their country of origin.
I think the French might be on to something....

8 comments:

Ellee said...

I don't think there needs to be quotas, we should be tough and act on the numbers that require this kind of strong, no-nonsense action.

Have a great holiday, it's raining here today - again!

verity said...

I agree with Ellee. No quotas. Everyone illegal, out.

I have long advocated giving "immigrants", aka as advance soldiers behind enemy lines, money to bugger off somehwere. It would need the intelligence on the part of the British government though, to take a DNA swab and a retinal photograph and then start checking everyone who comes to Britain. Otherwise, these sleazy people would take the money and keep on coming back for more.

Very hot here, and relentlessly sunny.

mutleythedog said...

You are always on holiday Mr Tory - you live on holiday...

Newmania said...

It reminds me of the best cure for a hangover . Not drinking the night before.. I think what we can do about the present situation os limited to huffing andd puffing. I would concerntrate efforts on future immigration

IT you live a blissful life which of course irritates me hugely. Stop it please

verity said...

We can do plenty about it, with the will. I hate the way the British just shrug and say, "Oh, well."

We could get them to leave in swarms and pay their own fares by announcing we were reinstating the death penalty for people without permission to stay, or who had overstayed their visa.

istanbultory said...

Verity,
I like the death penalty suggestion. No wonder you and I are both in exile.

verity said...

Gosh, I just can't believe how vibrant this thread is! For all we know, Stamboul Tory will post anew thread by next Monday! I feel quite giddy!

istanbultory said...

A new thread has been posted, Verity! I got distacted on Lesbos. And blogging simply slipped my mind.