IN NO area of public policy does membership of the European Union limit our country’s right to pursue its national interest more than in the matter of immigration. All mainstream political parties now admit that immigration throughout the early years of this century has been too high. Much too high. Few people any longer bother to deny that the huge volume of immigration, especially from the so-called A8 new EU member states, has placed enormous strains on society. Youth unemployment began its long climb to nearly a million when the floodgates were opened to incomers from Poland, Lithuania and the
Comments: Just as left-wing Obama assured Americans "You can keep your current policy" and "it will cost less," so did left-wing Tony Blair assure Britons that only a relative handful of immigrants would arrive in the UK. Amazing how well left-wing leaders can lie.
They are blaming the Lithuanians, Poles, Bulgarians, etc.??? How about the Pakis, Afghanis, Egyptians, Syrians and various Africans countries??? That is where most of their trouble is coming from. Oh, that´s right the Muslims won´t stand for being blamed for trouble anywhere.
#1, it´s EU diktats that are ordering the British to take in EU immigrants. Those immigrants from Muslim countries you mention could well be immigrants born or nationalized in European Union countries. Some are from good parents who emigrated long ago but whose children became radicalized in the UK.
Muslim emigration to the UK has been going on for decades--many are from the Commonwealth--former British Empire countries. The rules have now been changed, though, in that (as I recall) such immigrants must have one British-born parent.
Actually, the Bulgarians and Romanians are causing massive problems at the moment. The article details the crime and use of welfare benefits associated with these two nationalities in particular. Please read the entire article for further info.
At least six people are feared dead and more than 30 people were injured when a police helicopter crashed into the roof of an iconic pub in Glasgow city centre last night. Emergency services had to drag customers out of the premises after the aircraft fell from the sky ´like a stone´. A police officer at the scene said there were a ´few confirmed deaths´ but could not say how many. Sky News is reporting that a source has said that at least six people were killed in the incident. Police Scotland have confirmed that 32 people have been taken to hospital to treatment
When Laszlo Andor, the EU Employment Commissioner, said this week that Britain risked becoming a “nasty country” because of its attitude to immigration, I happened to be in Paris. I was exercising the right of freedom of movement, due to me as an EU citizen, to make a speech there and visit some archives. Paris is strangely empty of French people these days. This is partly because an estimated 300,000 of them are currently in the capital of the newly nasty country, London. The French Lycée in South Kensington is grossly oversubscribed. Educated French people have fled President Hollande’s punitive
So I´m a speaker at this conference, a month or two ago, and I´ve just delivered my spiel about the global warming hysteria being a classic example of the madness of crowds. The audience are gratifyingly impressed: some of them have never heard this stuff before, certainly not expressed in quite so forthright a way. Now there are questions from the floor and one of them comes from a university professor. Actually--I´ve seen this before, all too many times: it´s how the Warmists roll--there´s no question being asked, it´s more of a rambling, grandstanding statement. The professor roots his statement
Britain’s immigration row escalated on Friday after the leaders of four Eastern European countries jointly criticised David Cameron for attempting to limit migrants’ benefit entitlements. A statement by the governments of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary warned the prime minister against a “selective application” of European Union rules on free movement of labour. The quartet added that migrants from central and Eastern Europe, at least a million of whom are believed to be working in Britain, had been greatly beneficial to the British economy overall. [Snip] Mr Cameron responded by saying that it was “inappropriate” for an unelected
A moonwalking Shetland pony that shot to fame after being seen by millions in a TV advert for a mobile network is set to return to our screens. The video of Socks dancing to the tune of Fleetwood Mac´s 1988 hit Everywhere became an internet hit earlier this year, with more than seven million people viewing it on YouTube. It has now been announced that Socks has been called back to star in a second commercial for the mobile phone network Three, again set on the windswept beaches of Shetland. [Snip] Socks will be kitted out in a Fair Isle
A British soldier was set upon by Muslim converts like a butchers "attacking a joint of meat" as they tried to hack off his head, the Old Bailey heard. Footage of the moment two men allegedly ran down drummer Lee Rigby before attacking him with a cleaver and knives was shown to the jury in his murder trial. The CCTV clip showed the car, allegedly driven by Michael Adebolajo swerve across a road and hit the 25-year-old from behind as he crossed the road. Mr Rigby was knocked unconscious by the collision and his motionless body was then attacked by
Liquidators escorted by police are evicting staff from a public TV station in the Spanish city of Valencia, after an order to shut it down. They moved in after staff at the loss-making station defied the closure order by the regional government and continued broadcasting. Valencia´s government took the decision to close RTVV after losing a court battle to cut staff by more than half. Valencia´s government is run by the conservative Popular Party, which is in power nationally in Spain under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. In Greece, the conservative-led coalition government shut down the national broadcaster ERT on grounds
Eyewitnesses said trouble flared up when staff told him was only allowed to buy one of each product. He was escorted from the store by security guards and was finally restrained by five members of staff--with one employee suffering a cut face. One witness said: ´He was being told by staff at Asda that he wasn´t allowed to buy two TVs. ´Security then escorted him and he was arguing and filming them on his mobile phone when it was knocked out of his hand. ´He ended up being carted off handcuffed in a police car but it was the security
A man has been stabbed in Virginia, a shoplifter has been shot by cops in Chicago and brawls have broken out across the nation as shoppers clash in a scramble for the best Black Friday bargains. [Snip] In one of the most violent incidents yet, a police officer responded to the scene of a shoplifting at a Kohl´s store in Romeoville, Illinois just after 10pm on Thursday to see the alleged thief dragging another officer along with his car. The responding officer shot the driver to stop him. Police Chief Mark Turvey said at a news conference that the injured
One of the country’s leading judges yesterday compared the behaviour of the European Court of Human Rights to the methods of Communist East Germany. The human rights judges in Strasbourg say they are democratic but in reality they dictate the law, just like the communist bosses did, said Supreme Court Judge Lord Sumption. In a sweeping attack on the way the court has been run, he said it was contributing to a ‘mundane and insidious’ decline of parliamentary powers and accused it of an Orwellian attempt to corrupt democracy. [Snip] In a speech delivered in Malaysia and published in London
His wife may be behind the nation´s biggest healthy-eating campaign, but even the president is allowed one day off a year. President Barack Obama is celebrating Thanksgiving with a quiet family dinner at the White House - where he will be feasting on a choice of nine pies. The first family will have a choice of huckleberry pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, sweet potato pie, peach pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, banana cream pie or coconut cream pie, The Hill reported. The selection offers three more pies than last year. Savory dishes on the menu include turkey, honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing, oyster
Little Hunter Alford needs chemotherapy to treat the rare and deadly cancer he was born with but has lost his health insurance under an administrative blunder seemingly caused by Obamacare. While the president´s signature policy promised that no one with a pre-existing condition would not be covered, the Affordable Care Act has seemingly caused the seven-year-old Gainesville, Texas, boy to face an agonizing wait for treatment as his parents battle to get him back on his insurance plan. ´Why would you cancel a kid?´ asked his mother Krista Alford. ´I really want to send Obama and all of them pictures
Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are starting to sour on the new pope. In response to Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation, in which the pontiff denounced “trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” these two paragons of the far right – both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their own political views – have suddenly turned their backs on the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus. Sarah Palin complained that Pope Francis sounded “kind
The human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, a leading geneticist has suggested. The startling claim has been made by Eugene McCarthy, of the University of Georgia, who is also one of the worlds leading authorities on hybridisation in animals. He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates. Dr McCarthy says these divergent characteristics are most likely the result of a hybrid origin at some point far back in human evolutionary history. What´s more, he suggests,
The hits to President Obama´s popularity, prompted by the botched HealthCare.gov rollout, are simply a natural fluctuation every commander-in-chief faces, Obama told interviewer Barbara Walters in an interview aired Friday. "If you remember, I´ve gone up and down pretty consistently throughout," Obama said in the ABC interview on Friday. "But the good thing about when you´re down is that usually you´ve got nowhere to go but up." "I got re-elected in part because people did think I was trustworthy and they knew I was working on their behalf," Obama said in the network´s exclusive. A CNN Poll of Polls complied
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate´s top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP´s already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell´s own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party´s so-called Establishment had to start fighting back against its most conservative wing. McConnell, an ardent Obamacare opponent, and other Republican pragmatists in Congress, supported the conservatives´ mission to defund Obamacare during budget negotiations, which led to the 16-day shutdown. But the pragmatists also accepted that their odds of success were virtually nil. Democrats ruled the Senate and White House, those
The Washington Examiner recently reported on an academic study on the 2008 presidential election entitled "The Palin Effect" that examined the effect of then Gov. Palin on the John McCain campaign. Its conclusions run counter to conventional wisdom. The cliché, advanced by the media and the now infamous HBO TV show "Game Change," was that Palin helped to cost McCain the election because of her "controversial" personality. In fact, typical of most vice presidential running mates, Palin had a marginal but largely positive effect on McCain´s standing with the voters. She certainly did not drive away independents and moderates, who along
Four more years. 10 trillion more dollars in debt. And by the end of it, we’ll have a nuclear war in the Middle East and mandates forcing you to buy everything from electric cars to Michelle Obama’s trademark Soy and Asphalt pie. The motives behind the Washington Post op-ed argument are… revealing. I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37?percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton
He´s a proud family man already, but President Barack Obama will turn to his children when it comes to life after the White House. Sasha Obama could be the deciding factor in whether the first family stay in Washington once he leaves office in three years. In a taped interview with ABC News, the President said his now 12-year-old daughter ´will have a big vote in where we are´ because she will be a sophomore in high school. When Obama leaves office in January 2017 after two terms, eldest daughter Malia could be off in college. Both girls attend the exclusive Sidwell Friends School
AUBURN, Ala. — In a season of miracles for Auburn, all it has taken is one mistake to give the Tigers life. No. 1 Alabama made just enough of them Saturday to change the course of history. With no time left on the clock, Auburn cornerback Chris Davis caught a 57-yard field goal attempt by Alabama in the back of the end zone, ran it out down the left sideline and went 109 yards untouched to beat the Crimson Tide, 34-28.
Progressive talk radio needs a savior. Just a few dozen stations now carry liberal talkers, as key affiliates in cities with active left-wing politics are falling like dominoes, going dark or switching formats. Detroit’s progressive outlet shut down in January, along with Seattle’s liberal talk station, which changed to sports. And after last year’s election, Portland’s progressive talk station ended its political programming. With the political battlegrounds of 2014 and 2016 on the horizon, reducing the whopping imbalance between conservative radio, with its huge fan base, and the left has become more important than ever, according to those in
Sen. John McCain is starting to sound like a Tea Party “wacko bird.” In a new fundraising letter for the Republican National Committee released Friday, McCain lashed out at “Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Washington liberals,” who he claimed are destroying the United States. Liberals, he warned, “have taken us down a dark and dangerous path defined by record levels of debt, ever-expanding government, and a lead-from-behind defense strategy. There´s not much time left to turn things around.” McCain’s name carries a lot of weight in fundraising because he was the 2008 GOP nominee and is a leading voice of
The time has come to end presidential term limits, because continuing the restrictions on how long one can serve in the country´s highest office is bad for the United States, a university professor argued this week. In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman, a history and education professor at New York University, says deciding whether a president deserves a third, fourth or more terms should be left to the American people, not the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which placed a two-term limit on the position. As background, here´s an excerpt from the amendment, ratified in
President Obama took part in Small Business Saturday by heading over to Politics and Prose, a locally-owned bookstore in Washington, D.C. Wearing a brown leather coat and tan sweater, the president mingled with customers and wished them happy holidays. He brought daughters Malia and Sasha, who occasionally left his side to shop as he chatted with others. At the register, when asked what books he purchased, Obama said, “it is a long list ... books for every age group, from 5 to 52.” In all, Obama purchased 21 titles, including, “All That Is” by James Salter; “Collision Low Crossers: