UK: Miliband ally attacks Labour migration ‘lies’ over 2.2m they let in Britain
What more can one say about the UK and their immigration problem? The Labour Party allowed 2.2 million immigrants into their country during the 13 years they were in power. Papers show that they did this to change the voting dynamic. Typical liberals – they’ll do whatever to make themselves happy, without thinking of the consequence of their actions. Liberals remind me of a two-year old throwing a tantrum – all they need is to be put in the naughty corner until they start behaving like decent members of society. The UK will pay for this poor policy for years to come – actually, I don’t think they’ll ever recover as the majority of those 2.2 million are happily living in the UK, either sponging off the welfare system and/or trying really hard not to integrate and become part of the English way of life. The real travesty is that no matter what these poor governments do to a country whilst in power, they’re untouchable once they’re booted out and the poor, screwed citizen has to just live with what’s been foisted on them. There really has to be a better way…
Hat tip: Anon
A close ally of Ed Miliband has attacked Labour for ‘lying’ about immigration.
Lord Glasman – a leading academic and personal friend of the Labour leader – said that the previous Labour government had used mass immigration to control wages.
In an article for Progress magazine, the Labour peer wrote: ‘Labour lied to people about the extent of immigration … and there’s been a massive rupture of trust.’
Labour let in 2.2million migrants during its 13 years in power – more than twice the population of Birmingham.
Maurice Glasman was promoted to the House of Lords by Mr Miliband earlier this year. He has been dubbed the Labour leader’s ‘de facto chief of staff’ by party insiders and has written speeches for him.
Lord Glasman, 49, had already told BBC Radio 4 recently: ‘What you have with immigration is the idea that people should travel all over the world in search of higher-paying jobs, often to undercut existing workforces, and somehow in the Labour Party we got into a position that that was a good thing.
‘Now obviously it undermines solidarity, it undermines relationships, and in the scale that it’s been going on in England, it can undermine the possibility of politics entirely.’
The academic, who directs the faith and citizenship programme at London Metropolitan University, criticised Labour for being ‘hostile to the English working class’.
He said: ‘In many ways [Labour] viewed working-class voters as an obstacle to progress.
‘Their commitment to various civil rights, anti-racism, meant that often working-class voters… were seen as racist, resistant to change, homophobic and generally reactionary.
‘So in many ways you had a terrible situation where a Labour government was hostile to the English working class.’
Lord Glasman has also argued for Labour to take a more patriotic stance, opposing the sale of the ports of Dover to the French as ‘lunacy’.
He said: ‘I would like to see Ed on the white cliffs saying, “This is forever England”.’
Tory MP Michael Ellis said: ‘What we want to know is: will Ed Miliband admit that the Labour government he was a part of lied to the country?
‘It’s time for Ed Miliband to apologise for Labour’s record on immigration.’
Mr Miliband has denied that Labour let in too many immigrants during its time in government.
A source close to the Labour leader tried to play down the significance of the peer’s remarks. He said: ‘Maurice Glasman is a mate of Ed’s but he is not his guru on this or any other issue.’