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Sunday 27 February 2011

“80 million Turks on the move, and it won’t be two-way traffic.”

So says Dennis Skinner in the following short clip when questioning David Cameron as to why the latter is such an enthusiastic advocate of Turkey’s accession to the EU. Skinner has never been renowned for his diplomacy, and whether you love him or loathe him, he always sticks to his guns. No supporter of the EU, he has refrained from joining the Better Off Out group of MPs (a mere 17 out of 650) presumably because most of its members are Eurosceptic Tories. Unlike the majority of Labour MPs (indeed, the majority of all MPs), Skinner has evidently cottoned on to the fact that mass Muslim migration is not a good thing, although of course he prudently (he wouldn’t want to lose his head now would he!) doesn’t frame it in these terms.

This exchange, and the two videos that follow showing the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary William Hague making a vigorous case for Turkey’s accession to the EU, are highly important, for they display the warped logic at the heart of policy making in this country today, which is endemic to the three main political parties and to the Civil Service. The mandarins in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office evidently either have no conception of the deleterious impact of mass migration (particularly Muslim migration) upon our society, or they view it as being of no consequence to their cosseted world of privilege which for the time being remains happily aloof from the daily experience of ordinary people.

Although Skinner’s questioning dates from some two months’ ago, it is highly pertinent to our current situation both because of Cameron’s recent bogus repudiation of state multiculturalism in Munich, and the developing Camp of the Saints scenario engendered by political upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East. With respect to the former, Cameron’s policies and policy intentions actually consist of a ‘muscular multiculturalism’ rather than ‘muscular liberalism’. You do not lessen the appeal of doctrinaire Islam by pumping vast sums of state money into funding Muslim faith schools in the UK and saying that they are a ‘good thing’. Neither is doctrinaire Islam weakened by deliberately facilitating a large increase in the UK’s Muslim population through making Turkey a member of the EU. Both of these policies serve only to strengthen doctrinaire Islam within the UK, which can in no sense be interpreted by non-Muslims as a ‘good thing’.

The EDL are thus being naïve in giving any credence whatsoever to Cameron’s recent mood music about clamping down upon Islamic ‘extremism’. Cameron’s policies will accelerate the growth of political Islam in the UK, whilst simultaneously stigmatising any dissent from those critical of Cameron’s de facto muscular multiculturalism. For Cameron, we critics of this policy are to be deemed ‘extremists’ and to be portrayed in the same negative light as Islamists, which should awaken any British or English patriot to the fact that the only thing Cameron and his Conservative Party are interested in conserving are elite privileges and the lack of accountability of the transnational banking and business oligarchy.

Cameron, Hague and the FCO are continuing to push exactly the same line with respect to EU enlargement as was pursued under the Blair and Brown administrations. Recognition of this continuity is important insofar as former Foreign Secretary and failed Labour Leadership candidate David Miliband made clear in a speech delivered on 15 November 2007 that not only should Turkey join the EU, but that the EU should look in the longer term to create a:
version of the European Free Trade Association that could gradually bring the countries of the Mahgreb, the Middle East and Eastern Europe in line with the single market, not as an alternative to membership, but potentially as a step towards it.
In an address delivered on 5 November 2009 in Istanbul Miliband stated:

I am pleased to be back in Turkey for my fourth visit as Foreign Secretary. Turkey is a key partner for the UK. And it's a European partner: I am very clear that Turkish accession to the EU is important and will be of huge benefit to both Turkey and the EU.
I'll be discussing this with Turkey's Chief EU negotiator Egemen Bagis later today, and along with a number of other foreign policy priorities, with Prime Minister Erdogan and Foreign Minister Davutoglu tomorrow.
Another failed Labour leadership hopeful, Ed Balls, was also a strong advocate for Turkey’s EU entry. Labour’s last election manifesto contained a disturbing passage pledging to secure Turkey’s membership, stressing that this was vital.

Miliband’s statement is very much in line with the EU’s Euromed Agreement which states:

The Union for the Mediterranean promotes economic integration and democratic reform across 16 neighbours to the EU’s south in North Africa and the Middle East.
This anti-democratic impulse towards simultaneous EU integration and enlargement is promoted not only by those in control of our political and diplomatic establishments, but also by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the Open Borders’ Movement and our intellectually corrupted education system. The TUC vigorously lobbies for Turkey’s EU membership, and the Open University has just been awarded with an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) to fund a project entitled Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism which describes its intent as follows:

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism focuses on the tension between two different institutions: citizenship, the process by which belonging is recognised and enacted, and orientalism, the process by which European political institutions are considered originary and primary. What connects citizenship to orientalism is that citizenship has been historically seen as a Judeo-Christian institution contrasted against Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam, and Hinduism. The project revisits questions of citizenship as political subjectivity in ‘orientalized worlds’ through genealogical investigations without orientalist assumptions. The aim is not only to uncover citizenship practices that remained either invisible or inaudible in other worlds but also to explore the possibilities of a renewed and expanded understanding of European citizenship.
All of the above aim at a single objective: the destruction (or, as I’m sure its proponents would see it, the ‘transcendence’) of indigenous European peoples and identities. Calls are already being made to admit large numbers of economic migrants (described as ‘refugees’) from the countries undergoing upheaval in the Arab world, and this is one way in which our societies can be undermined and Islamised. If any or all of the countries experiencing this wave of political upheaval become authoritarian states of an Islamist stripe, then this will be used as a pretext to let in more economic migrants arriving with the ostensible aim of finding ‘political asylum’. If any or all of the aforementioned countries should introduce some form of formal democratic process, then the advocates of Euromed will push for eventual EU membership for these states and the end result for us will be the same: mass economic migration from the Muslim world to Europe, Islamisation, the death of our liberties and way of life, and a drastic fall in the standard of living. This is why Turkey’s possible accession to the EU is such an important matter, and why it should not be permitted.


  1. Pity he did not speak our earlier!What a creep!

  2. Yes, he has left it until rather late in the day, and indeed late in his career (he's 79, so speaking like this is hardly going to damage Skinner's career ambitions).

  3. Nonetheless, someone has spoken up in parliament at long last.
    Groups such as Occupy should really be targeting this issue rather than attack the bank and finance sector. Islam IS the biggest threat to the entire world and this country could make a huge and important stand against what I consider to be a movement of psychopaths rather than religious extremists.
    It would also be a great thing if the word were spread far more widely about the general public opinion about our politicians. I know of no-one who thinks Parliament can be trusted in any way except to shaft us.
    I happen to think that the last Government should have faced criminal negligence charges but there is nowhere in the system for such charges to be brought. Keep up the good work.
    I remain anonymous because, like the recently convicted 'Georgie Terrorist' I am a mild-mannered, respectful and well educated person.


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