So, last year saw the addition of about one Coventry’s worth of new citizens to the population of the UK; some 318,000 people. Our nation is grappling to accommodate and provide work and public services for one substantial new city per annum. The level of migration on to the UK’s shores is now without precedent. No problem though: the Prime Minister is going to renegotiate something with the Brussels bureaucrats. That’s alright then.
Let’s be honest, this immigration issue would appear to be getting a little out of hand. The difficulty is that when a nation cedes its sovereignty to a few thousand unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats working out of a gin palace in a foreign country, the aforesaid nation (the UK in this case) kind of, er, loses control of its borders – amongst the loss of many other facets of national governance and law-making, of course. Apart from those of us who are members of, and vote for UKIP (circa 4 million at the last count), few folk seem to understand how desperately serious this matter is becoming. We’re talking about the wholesale loss of control of our society here which, of course, is the subversive mission of the European Union as its mafia moves us through ‘ever closer union’ towards becoming a United States of Europe. Oh well, let’s see if Dave can negotiate something with those bureaucrats. All the best with that one Dave.
Meantime, the UK is a signatory to the Lisbon Treaty which, by and large, is non-negotiable. However, I guess Dave might be unaware of that minor detail. On the other hand, Dave’s also on record as saying that in any referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU, he and the Tory Party are already in the ‘Let’s Stay In’ camp. So is the Labour Party. So is the Scottish National Party. So are the Liberal Democrats. So is the Green Party etc etc.
So, keep an eye on that immigration number guys; it’s going one way, and one way only, with all of the cultural, economic and social implications that go with the UK growing by the size of Coventry every year, year in, year out …
Well not quite true actually. The year before last the trend rate of UK population growth was about one city of York every year; say 200,000 citizens. Last year we experienced a new Coventry being added to our islands – a bigger city than York. At this rate, of course, the maths suggests that this year we’re growing at the rate of one new Bristol per year – an even bigger city than Coventry; so that’s a cool 430,000 new neighbours per annum arriving somewhere in your community as we blog.
I just hope that all of my non-UKIP friends (and enemies alike, I suppose) who are of an alternative political persuasion – Tories, Socialists, Scottish Nationalists, Liberals, Greens and so on – have a cunning plan for coping with a ballistic-come-exponential rate of UK population growth. I hope you know where all this is going to end … because I’m as sure as hell that I don’t.
PS Please read drtimmorgan’s comment below to understand the true horror of the migration story.