Although the Liberal Democrat policy of an immigrant amnesty is not present in the statement, the generally lax provisions that it contains and obligatory counterfactual assertions about the economic benefits and cultural ‘enrichment’ arising from immigration mean that it is highly palatable to members and supporters of the junior coalition party. However, I would wager that this sense of satisfaction is not shared by many Tory backbenchers, let alone their constituency parties and supporters.
As was pointed out repeatedly during the election campaign, a cap upon immigration is meaningless whilst there is freedom of labour mobility within the EU. Without withdrawing from the EU we cannot control our borders. Moreover, remaining in the EU will not only allow indigenous Europeans to settle in our country, but all of those illegal immigrants who pour through the EU’s porous borders, most notably from the Islamic world. So, despite the programme asserting that there will be ‘an annual limit on the number of non-EU economic migrants admitted into the UK to live and work’ this is a fraudulent statement as the EU is effectively open to such migrants. They will continue to come to the UK, and in increasing numbers. As the Pub Philosopher has noted:
Throughout the election campaign, David Cameron was always careful to make sure he referred to a cap on the number of economic migrants, not the number of immigrants.This means that a cap will be placed upon those outside of the EU who seek to legally apply to be economic migrants, but it will not by definition apply to those who arrive illegally. Moreover, a glaring omission from the statement pertains to a source of much of our most problematic immigration: chain migration from Pakistan, Bangladesh and other states with a culture innately hostile to the British and their way of life. This will mean that the process of Islamisation that has already struck deep roots in many of our towns and cities and has had such a detrimental impact upon our national life will accelerate and its proponents will become ever-more emboldened and vociferous. The Guardian, unsurprisingly, is delighted that these fountainheads of demographic woe will not be choked off:
In truth, this is not a cap on immigration at all, it is just a cap on the annual number of work permits.
The limit is carefully worded to refer to non-EU economic migrants to reassure minority ethnic groups that it will not cover the much larger numbers coming to Britain for family reunion purposes.I support the right to such family reunion too: in the ancestral land of ethnic origin with no right of readmission to the UK.
Many who come to the UK without documents deliberately lie about their age and claim to be ‘children’, although to any objective onlooker they are not. Such ‘children’ will not be detained, so expect many more war-traumatised Afghan thugs and jihadi sleepers to enter the country. As for a Border Police Force, given the basic open doors immigration policy advocated by the coalition, it will be toothless. Furthermore, taking into account Cameron’s genuine conversion to political correctness, it will likely be shackled by anti-racism directives to ensure that it does not employ the ethnic profiling that it would require to be effective.
In sum, the coalition’s immigration policy applies no effective controls to mass immigration, and neither is it intended to do so. For the sake of our future as a nation and, more concretely, for the sake of our collective and individual physical security, mass immigration, particularly from culturally incompatible states, needs to be stopped and reversed.
If you are a member or supporter of the Conservative Party, I would ask you to stop and take stock of what you are actually supporting. Just what is conservative about your party? What exactly does it seek to ‘conserve’, other than the New Labour project? It long ago adopted a course that was against the national interest by promoting deindustrialisation and the globalist takeover of our economy, but now it has also embraced with the zeal of the convert the cultural revolution of the New Left; actively promoting the dispossession of indigenous Britons through removing their birth-right to their land and their freedom to determine their own culture and demographic destiny.
I call upon Conservatives to disown their party and to instead lend their support to a credible, moderate nationalist party that favours no class over any other but seeks instead to put our common interest first, and to revive a sense of hope and self-respect in ourselves and our culture that has for so long been denigrated by our political elite. As a nationalist party, it believes in one nation, like Disraeli, and looks to your confidence and support to help build a better future. That party is the British National Party. Learn the truth about the BNP by reading its manifesto, rather than relying upon the distortions propagated by its opponents.
The full text of the coalition's statement on immigration is reproduced below.
The Government believes that immigration has enriched our culture and strengthened our economy, but that it must be controlled so that people have confidence in the system. We also recognise that to ensure cohesion and protect our public services, we need to introduce a cap on immigration and reduce the number of non-EU immigrants.
• We will introduce an annual limit on the number of non-EU economic migrants admitted into the UK to live and work. We will consider jointly the mechanism for implementing the limit.
• We will end the detention of children for immigration purposes.
• We will create a dedicated Border Police Force, as part of a refocused Serious Organised Crime Agency, to enhance national security, improve immigration controls and crack down on the trafficking of people, weapons and drugs. We will work with police forces to strengthen arrangements to deal with serious crime and other cross-boundary policing challenges, and extend collaboration between forces to deliver better value for money.
• We support E-borders and will reintroduce exit checks.
• We will apply transitional controls as a matter of course in the future for all new EU Member States.
• We will introduce new measures to minimise abuse of the immigration system, for example via student routes, and will tackle human trafficking as a priority.
• We will explore new ways to improve the current asylum system to speed up the processing of applications.