• Immigration

    Everyone knows this is the most serious issue currently facing our country. It has to have drastic action to prevent the breakdown of every part of our national life. This small set of Islands cannot accommodate the whole world. Those arriving are often economic migrants seeking a better life and we understand that but we have to be realistic and take measures to limit those arriving on our shores.

    We must restrict immigration to people that will improve our nation state, not be a drain on its resources. A points based system is absolutely essential, with full health cover for five years for those seeking to join us, as a minimum requirement. We should insist on sponsored bonds, from their home nation, for those arriving to study. If they fail to return at the end of the study period we should refuse, pro rata, further applications from their fellow nationals.

    Illegal immigration has to be made a top priority. More must be done to trace and remove those that have cheated their way here by unscrupulous means. When traced they should face immediate removal with the right to appeal that decision only from their home nation, at their cost. We are witnessing ridiculous decisions by Immigration Tribunals, on those challenging deportation, these tribunals need serious reform. E.g. Where the ownership of a cat was enough to grant an illegal entrant to this country the right to remain.

    We have large areas of our inner cities that have become alien to the culture of the indigenous peoples of these Islands. That is the responsibility of governments that have led us for the past 60 years. Integration is something that will not happen if this mass immigration continues. Communities will become increasingly polarised and conflict more likely if the influx of millions of new arrivals is not curtailed. Last year 500,000 new immigrants arrived most unskilled and poor thousands of our well trained, professional people are fleeing this nation for Australia and other destinations. This is a policy that will destroy our way of life as we know it today.   The UK is a magnet because of the international use of our language and unless we act this problem will become uncontainable.

    Immigrants that have arrived legally and are honestly working in our communities are damaged by the current situation so it must be changed. They often suffer unjust prejudice due the present situation. The majority population must see some action to address this issue as a matter of urgency when Parliament returns. Trevor Phillips, the black former leader of the Commission for Racial Equality, has now admitted there have been serious errors and miscalculations in the control of immigration for over 50 years. Whatever the complexion of the Government, after this election, I hope they take note of that brave volte face.