Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A priority for Mrs May

And so today Theresa May will become Prime Minister.

I welcome her appointment.

And like many others I am speculating about what her policies might be.

Obviously Brexit.

And as a practicing Anglican I trust that Christian principles will guide her decisions (and perhaps she can reassert Prime Ministerial control over the appointment of bishops so the senior clergy do not continue as a self-appointed elite).

But one of the key areas Mrs May must address is the issue of immigration.

The referendum (as Sundar Katwala pointed out in one of his tweets months ago when he thought Remain would win) was a referendum on immigration.

And the people voted no to immigration.

That vote must be respected.

Above all, the continued existence of ghettos must be brought to an end.  Gently one hopes.  But robustly if necessary.

Post-war immigration has meant, for ordinary English people, the appearance of ghettos in every city, suburb and town in the country.  Not just one wave of ghettos, but a continuing process of ghetto-generation so that nowhere is safe from this blight.  Ghettos have even appeared in the rural countryside in the last ten years.

These ghettos have not been addressed honestly as a public evil.  Instead we have been told that they are vibrantly diverse communities to be celebrated as part of the (now discredited) policy of multiculturalism.  Anyone who spoke out against the creation of ghettos has, heretofore, been called a "racist".

This must stop.

Ghettos have appeared as a result of government policy over the last sixty years.

They must be dealt with as a result of government policy.

No more ghettos.

Therefore a priority for Mrs May must be the development of policies to stop the creation of new ghettos and disperse the existing ghettos.  In particular this must mean the ending of family visas enabling the importation of south Asian brides.  As for those Eastern Europeans already here, the young men can stay (they will be absorbed into the population easily) but it must be made clear that they will not be allowed family visas - if they are missing their families they can travel in the opposite direction.

Immigration policy is going to be a key test for Mrs May and her government.

If it does not stop, and the ghettos start to be removed, her name will become anathema to the majority of British people and large sections of her own party.

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