|Message ||Of course we need immigration Why? Because if we didn't, with an ageing workforce and nobody being trained up sufficiently due to government cutbacks, and the obsession with living off house price inflation rather than getting people to make stuff, be it things or intellectual property, there are not enough people in the indigenous population to keep our systems going. Research into the “London effect”, which sees the capital’s schools outperforming the rest of the country in their GCSEs, puts the achievement down to the diverse ethnic make-up of its schools. Analysis published by the University of Bristol points out that only 34 per cent of Year 11 pupils (studying for GCSEs) are white British, the lowest performing ethnic group, compared to 84 per cent for the rest of the country. We know that immigrants, recent and long standing contribute more to the economy than they take out, we know that ethnic minority students make the most of their education, we know that the health service would collapse without immigrants, we also know that the most unpleasant and ignorant people in the land are white, wealthy, public school educated and in government!
The British Empire occupied countries, stole and enslaved peoples all over the world in order to enrich itself with extreme brutality and no regard for human life. Many of the problems faced by these countries are a direct consequence of that. We can never repay the damage we have caused but the least we can do is to try. The image of poor Britain being taken advantage of by greedy immigrants is laughable given our past. Britain has invaded 171 of the world's 193 countries using gunships to steal goods, impose unfair trade constraints, make regime changes and even sell narcotics. The British believe it was a good thing in the name of free trade and civilization. But they do not like foreigners who come to Britain not with gunboats but legally, with passports, bringing their education, skills and desire to work hard. Amazing.
And we're doing it all over again. All those highly qualified EU immigrants boosting our economy and big business - all at the expense of their countries of Birth. All that money the Indian. Pakistanis, Poles, Romanians, Bulgarians and so forth are spending training their best people, only for them to leave for the UK. This is the 21st Century equivalent of the British Empire robber barons. The UCL study shows that 62% of migrants from western Europe who come to Britain have a university degree compared with 24% of the British labour force. The UK now attracts the highest number of university-educated migrants of any country in the European Union. And the people who come here to work would not be here if there were no jobs to do. So I ask you the same question I ask all the other UKIP supporters: how is it that so many people can come here from Eastern Europe and find a job when it seems to be beyond the capabilities of so many British people? The work is there if they want it.