I have spent a little bit of time today looking at immigration figures. As you do.
We had “unfettered” immigration during Labour’s time in office – we are told. That word “unfettered” being a classic Daily Mail/Daily Express word.
Round spherical objects. A lot of first world countries have far higher immigration than us, and we are well low in terms of the percentage population coming from immigration.
First of all, we should mention emigration. People leave this country. You wouldn’t have thought it from the rubbishy bigotry we read most days.
Also, a high percentage of immigrants are actually……wait for it……..make sure you are sitting down………British. Yes, British people coming back!
And then there’s large numbers from Canada, the USA, the Commonwealth.
And so, we come to the Poles and the Indians, which some people are getting het up about but won’t say.
I actually believe that this nation is far, far richer as a result of its strong connections with India and Poland, than it would be without.Tweet