The song of the skylark shall be stilled, and the land once farmed will lie untilled; the pipistrelles no longer flit through the dusk, for Cameron has decreed it thus. A new city is to rise upon what was once countryside, between Coventry and Birmingham. Some 100,000 new homes will be built as part of a plan to resolve an avoidable crisis, brought about by this government and its predecessors: a crisis of overpopulation and consequent housing shortage.
This proposal however, relates to but a fraction of the building deemed necessary to address the needs of a population explosion engendered by what is effectively an open borders policy. If, it is claimed, these ‘needs’ are to be met, then two million homes will have to be built between now and 2020. Two million homes in a mere 8 years: 250,000 homes per year. Is this not insanity, when we have recourse to the straightforward and logical alternative of zero net migration?
The population of England in this short period is projected to rise by 4.4 million. Whence comes this unprecedented increase? According to The Daily Telegraph:
Most of the population growth will come through an excess of births over deaths — including a rise in longevity — rather than through direct immigration. Many of the fastest-growing areas are those that have seen an influx of migrants in recent years, and are now seeing higher birth rates.
This is disingenuous, for the rate of immigration remains at near record levels, and is changing the character of our country far more than superficially suggested by the raw net figures, for there are also hundreds of thousands of indigenous people who leave our country every year. Moreover, as the Telegraph notes, the birth rates are highest amongst immigrant groups. Amongst the English, the birth rate is at sub-replacement levels. Why then should we cover our precious countryside in concrete and tarmac for the sake of a governmental obsession with the global free movement of labour, and a denial of our indigenous birthright to determine our own fate, and who may and who may not reside in our own land? This crisis is not of our making, but has been brought about by the globalists of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democratic parties, and the advocates of globalism in both big business and the trade union movement.
We do not have a housing crisis - we have a population crisis; rather than requiring more homes, we require fewer people. Will the Conservative Party acknowledge let alone address this problem? No. Why not write to your MP and let them know that we have a population crisis and not a housing crisis. Does the destruction of our countryside for no real reason add to the quality of our lives, or detract from it? The answer seems clear enough to me. What is it to be: skylarks or Somalis?
Is there any space between Coventry and Birmingham?? They are pouring in down here too. This is the reason there is a "drought"; because of all the unsustainable immigrant households, the ones on the dole who get their water rates paid for by tax-payers. When I lived in Newham, I had to travel 70 miles to my doctor, here on the south coast. Because the nearest surgery - opposite my house was a madhouse of Somalis, Pakistanis,Iranians, Iraq is and Afghans, and I was told in no uncertain terms, I was not wanted there.ReplyDelete
I had to check on Google Map, but yes, there is still countryside there: fields and woods.Delete
Your observation re the "drought" is spot on. We never used to have problems like this, whereas it now seems to be more or less a constant fact of life in your area of the country. Of course, another impact of covering agricultural land in concrete and tarmac is that when it does rain there is faster runoff and a greater likelihood of flooding. Less water is retained in the soil and reaches local aquifers, with it being channelled into drains and rivers and thence out to sea rather more rapidly than would occur otherwise.
Your experience of Newham really does not sound pleasant. When did you manage to escape?
TBH, there isn't much space between Cov & Brum, just the A45. I moved to Kenilworth (a few miles from Cov)in 2000, where I live for 18 months and then moved south of Warwick. The wife works near Cov.Delete
It's an awful end of the world and has changed much (been enriched) over the last 12 years. This new town will just ensure that it is concrete city from Cov straight through to Brum. You wouldn't to live there.
The A45. It doesn't have much of a romantic ring about it does it? Astonishingly however, someone has seen fit to accord it its own wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A45_roadDelete
The page is probably about as interesting as the road itself.
What is it to be: skylarks or Somalis? No brainer, Somalis. They vote. Well for the time being. Then they enter the slave camps with the rest of us.ReplyDelete
Yes, the Labour Party loves Somali voters. From its perspective, one of the most convenient things about them (this observation applying also to Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and other followers of the "religion of peace") is that the men of the household take it upon themselves to determine who is to be voted for, and kindly cast votes on behalf of female members of the household thanks to the postal voting system. Postal voting: another wonderful innovation brought to us courtesy of the Labour Party. Thank you Labour for strengthening our democracy in this fashion.Delete
An excellent post.ReplyDelete
"We do not have a housing crisis - we have a population crisis"
Well put. This is true not just of housing, but of almost every aspect of our public services. Don't expect any politician from any of the mainstream parties to acknowledge this. The immigration policies of the last couple of decades (or lack thereof) are setting up an enormous shift in the nation's culture and character. Of course, most politicians will continue to push the 'enrichment' narrative : that these population changes are entirely positive, with no downsides. This is both dishonest and dangerous.
Immigration is the one issue that concerns me above all others. Demographics are our future. I fear for our future.
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Thank you Reed, and welcome.Delete
You are right: the immigration factor has a massive negative impact upon so many other facets of our lives, whether it be employment, transport, education, health, environment or social cohesion. If this constitutes "enrichment", then it would seem preferable for us to embrace "impoverishment".