Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kenan Malik on the subject of diversity and immigration

Article by Kenan Malik on the subject of diversity and immigration:


In 2,785 words he does not once mention the democratic right of the majority to decide who they share their country with.

And yet this is the key to the whole issue of immigration.  Get democratic consent for immigration Mr Malik and you can have as much as you want.  The counter argument is that without democratic consent none of the immigration that has occurred in the post-war period is legitimate, including Mr Malik your own arrival and continued residency in this country (I hope you will forgive me for being so personal, but you have been highly provocative in your article and I wanted to be equally provocative).

Quoting examples of Victorian and Edwardian immigration is irrelevant as the United Kingdom was only a partial democracy, and the ordinary people were unable to control who came into the country.

The disgrace has been the post-Second World War period when every test of public opinion has said NO to immigration and it yet it continues to happen, and the bogus argument advanced that this is just some elemental force that no-one can control (German military "immigration" into the United Kingdom in the period 1939 to 1945 was very successfully controlled - indeed, absolutely stopped).

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