Britainís Problem Ė The Facts
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
Look at these facts:
1. Between 1950 and 2000 the UKís population grew from 50.3 million to 59.1 million.
2. Between 1950 and 2000 the foreign born population grew from 4.3% to 8.8%.
3. Between 2000 and 2017 the UKís population grew from 59.1 million to 65.6 million.
4. Between 2000 and 2017 the foreign born population grew from 8.8% to 15%.
5. Around 85% of the UKís population growth since 2000 has been migrants.
6. Londonís population has increased by more than 25% in the last 20 years.
7. The UKís housing shortage has grown steadily since 2000.
8. The UKís roads have become increasingly congested since 2000.
9. The service provided by the NHS has deteriorated sharply since 2000.
10. The UKís debts have grown dramatically since 2000.
Those are the facts. Look at them carefully and it isnít difficult to see whatís wrong with Britain today.
Sadly, drawing attention to the facts is likely to attract vilification.
In this case, the facts clearly show that there has been too much immigration. We are living on an overcrowded island. Britain is (and again this is a fact) the most overcrowded part of Europe. It is one of the most overcrowded areas in the world.
But anyone who says this will be accused of racism.
What the hell has racism got to do with it?
There is no inevitable, inherent link between immigration and race or skin colour.
Britainís main problem (and the one which politicians step around, as delicately as if it were a landmine) is that too many people have come into the country.
When you have a great many people crammed into a fairly small area there is always stress, pain and discomfort.
And in Britainís case the problem is exacerbated by the fact that many of those who have come into the country are refusing to accept the host nationís culture, language and traditional mores.
Again, this is nothing to do with race or skin colour.
Itís largely about respect. (And there are elements of racism to that lack of respect Ė with Britons being the victims.)
And this too causes massive amounts of stress. It also causes financial damage. And it produces resentment.
And, in the end, the resentment will turn into a hatred of foreigners.
And that will, rightly or wrongly, be perceived as racism.
Thanks to the EU, which has forced immigration upon us, and the apologists who have stigmatised those who dare object, Britain has a bleak future.
It is probably too late to halt the crisis which is coming.
But we can soften the crisis by halting immigration now and by making it clear to all those immigrants who are here that if they choose live in our country then they must abide by our laws, accept our culture and speak our language.
Whatís so wrong about that?
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2018