PM Cameron is going to stop this in Britain:
The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
He said Labour's relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its "core working class vote".
As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.
Critics said the revelations showed a "conspiracy" within Government to impose mass immigration for "cynical" political reasons.
Mr Neather was a speech writer who worked in Downing Street for Tony Blair and in the Home Office for Jack Straw and David Blunkett, in the early 2000s.
Writing in the Evening Standard, he revealed the "major shift" in immigration policy came after the publication of a policy paper from the Performance and Innovation Unit, a Downing Street think tank based in the Cabinet Office, in 2001.
He wrote a major speech for Barbara Roche, the then immigration minister, in 2000, which was largely based on drafts of the report.
He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said.
He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural.
"I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date."
The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at least February last year", when the new points based system was introduced, was to open up the UK to mass migration, he said.
Some 2.3 million migrants have been added to the population since then, according to Whitehall estimates quietly slipped out last month.
A RECORD 417,000 immigrants were given the right to live in Britain permanently last year, figures showed yesterday.
Of those, 203,000 were handed a British passport and full citizenship in 2009 – around one person every three minutes.I hope it's not too late for Britain. To be effective, hey'll probably need to deport many immigrants, too.
The number rocketed from 129,375 – a 58 per cent rise – in just a year.
On the rise … migrant numbers soared under Labour
Another 214,000 were given the right to settle in the UK – the first step to full citizenship.
This figure soared by 40 per cent over the 12 months.
The Home Office figures showed 29 per cent of those given a passport last year were from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh. Another 27 per cent came from Africa and 17 per cent from Asia, including China and the Philippines.
Last year’s total was the highest since the figures were first published in 1962.
...Damian Green … ‘migration system was out of control for so long under Labour’
Immigration minister Damian Green said the dramatic increases exposed the timebomb left by former Labour PM Gordon Brown and his party’s failed policies.
Mr Green said: “What is significant is that grants of settlement, the right to remain in this country, and grants of British citizenship have gone up hugely to record levels.
“So it shows the long-term effect of the fact that the immigration system was out of control for so long under the previous government.
“I believe immigration has been far too high in recent years, which is why we will reduce net migration back down to the levels of the 1990s – to tens of thousands rather than hundreds of thousands.”
...David Cameron has vowed to cut this figure to “tens of thousands” by imposing a cap on immigrants from outside the EU.
And Mr Green promised new limits on work permits and a crackdown on marriage and foreign students. Campaign group Migrationwatch said the citizenship and rights of settlement increases were worrying.
Immigration is good - when managed properly: immigrants should be expected to assimilate. Or they shouldn't be allowed to stasy.
Geert Wilders has all the right ideas:
London: Geert Wilders calls to stop Muslim immigrationSEE SIOA, TOO.
In his speech to the British parliament Geert Wilders called to protect freedom of speech with a First Amendment like law, to end cultural relativism, to stop Muslim mass immigration, to deport criminal immigrants, ban the construction of new mosques and to get more Churchill-like leaders.
Wilders' entire press conference is available at Tundra Tabloids. His speech in parliament is below.
Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders told RT that Islam wants to rule and dominate not only all aspects of one’s life, but all aspects of society.
Islam should not be compared to other religions, like Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism, Wilders added.
The highly controversial politician also said he wants to halt the immigration of Muslims, despite the fact he agrees that the majority of Muslims are peace-loving and law-abiding.
“The majority of Muslims in our Western societies are law-abiding people like you and me,” Wilders said. “Still, I want to stop the immigration of people from the Islamic countries because they still bring a lot of culture that is not ours. Look at all the countries for instance in the Middle East where Islam is dominant – you see no rule of law, no functioning parliament, no civil society.”