Thursday, September 10, 2015

The two recent "open door" surges of migrants (eastern Europeans and Syrians / Afghans / North Africans) are mutually exclusive.

One rather suspects that Sunder Katwala (Director of British Future sic) is one of those people who has a great deal of theoretical knowledge on a very narrow subject and yet has no common sense or practical experience and would probably have a fit of the screaming heebie-jeebies if he had any sustained exposure to the immigrants he writes about:  http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/elections/2015/09/how-should-labours-next-leader-talk-about-immigration

It is perhaps an indication of how out of touch the Labour party has become that Mr Katwala talks of immigration in such a benign way.

He seems to be entirely oblivious of the fact that the two recent "open door" surges of migrants (eastern Europeans and Syrians / Afghans / North Africans) are mutually exclusive.

Perhaps someone should inform Sunder Katwala that eastern Europeans do not like BME people - indeed are actively hostile to BME people in a way that most people would find troubling:  http://news.yahoo.com/fear-ignorance-fuel-eastern-europes-unease-over-refugees-070541434.html

And yet these are the two main immigrant surges that are going to be cramming themselves into the poorest communities and competing for scarce resources alongside the poor (using that word in all its meanings) white indigenous working class.

Of course, inspired by a Corbyn victory the rainbow-coloured multi-cultural vibrantly-diverse migrants, refugees, displaced people, asylum seekers and their economic equivalents might forge themselves into a new kind of humanity and the "socialist man" so long anticipated by the far left might finally come into existence.

But then again, it might not.

And we will find that social cohesion is further degraded, particularly among the very poorest sections of society and inter-communal violence (already happening and yet unreported) gets worse.

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