Friday, February 21, 2014

David Papineau (Professor of Philosophy of Science at King’s College, London) asks the question

In an article on Kenan Malik's Wordpress site David Papineau (Professor of Philosophy of Science at King’s College, London) asks the question Who is English enough to play for England?  http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/who-is-english-enough-to-play-for-england/

In the article Enoch Powell is referred to.

Talking generally on the integration of immigrants Mr Papineau also makes the observation:  "Of course, the deal works best when the welcome is sincere. You won’t get buy-in from the newcomers if they think they are still being treated as second class citizens."

The welcome can only be sincere when the newcomers arrive with the consent of the majority.

And here you have the crux of the immigration problem in the United Kingdom - immigration has not been with the consent of the majority.

Therefore immigration must be reversed (unlikely); immigration must be given ex-post-facto permission by the majority perhaps through a series of referendums (again unlikely); or democracy in the United Kingdom must fail - which is the direction we are currently heading in, and not just over the issue of immigration.

Syria, the Central African Republic, Ukraine - in recent weeks and months we have seen the consequences when people are forced together who do not like each other.

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