Impolite?

Damian Green the Conservative minister for immigration was speaking with a forked tongue earlier today. On one hand he was saying it had been considered impolite to talk about immigration over the last few years. On the other he was saying that the Conservatives had to pass the ‘Danny Boyle’ test in order to remain popular to broad swathes of the UK electorate (presumably by not talking about immigration).

Mail.

A minister has criticised the ‘failure of mainstream politics’ to discuss immigration as the Government launched a three-pronged crackdown on illegal migrants.
Immigration Minister Damian Green said for years it had been ‘almost impolite’ for politicians to raise concerns about unprecedented numbers flowing into the UK, a silence which he said had allowed extremist parties, such as the BNP, to harvest votes.
He spoke out as it emerged a university had become the first in the UK to be stripped of its right to educate foreign students.
A UK Border Agency audit found numerous failings at London Metropolitan University, including allowing students to take lessons without valid visas and failing to report that some who had been granted visas, then failed to enrol on or attend courses.
Meanwhile, Home Secretary Theresa May launched a drive to stop abuse of the UK’s marriage laws which have allowed migrants to stay here illegally.
Ministers will change the rules so ceremonies can be delayed for investigations. Last year a vicar was jailed for staging 300 fake weddings – including couples who did not speak the same language.

One can’t help but wonder just how far behind the times MP’s and ministers can be, immigration has been a hot topic amongst the general public for at least five years now and as for the BNP, their popularity has been waning since before the last general election owing to splits and infighting amongst its members. besides they were never really the threat that the MSM and politicians particularly on the left purported them to be, they were a handy means to browbeat the electorate over political correctness and talking about immigration, nothing more.

The problem is for the Tories is that they allowed Labour to set the narrative over uncontrolled immigration whereby any mention of it could be closed down by the point and scream method of socialist debate.

  • Talk about immigration? = Point and scream racist.
  • Talk about Islam = Point and scream Islamophobe.
  • Talk about men’s rights = Point and scream sexist.

There are others, but it did close down debate on pretty much any subject the left did not want discussed particularly in the mainstream areas. All it lead to of course was people keeping their mouths shut, their thoughts to themselves and burning resentment amongst most of the indigenous population.

No, Damian Green is way behind the times as usual. People don’t want to talk about immigration anymore, that horse has bolted. What they want are solutions to the problems uncontrolled immigration has brought in its wake.

But at the rate politicians are going, we’ll have to wait another five years (at least) before that happens.

5 comments for “Impolite?

  1. john in cheshire
    August 28, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I wish supposed conservative MPs would stop pandering to socialists. In doing so, it just confirms that they are all of the same mindset. To even mention Danny Boyle is to credit him with a national following that he doesn’t have (in my opinion) and doesn’t deserve.

    • David A. Evans
      August 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      I had to look up who Danny Boyle is. 😛

    • Watchman
      August 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Or they could just engage the socialists at their little games – the point and scream approach means the socialists are rather poor at arguing their point, so just rationally asking them to explain themselves tends to highlight their stupidity.

      Nothing wrong with being concerned with racism, sexism or Islamaphobia (all of which are discrimination, and therefore essentially illiberal, and, unless simply an expressed personal view, unlibertarian), but why do we let the idiots claim they have a monopoly on these viewpoints. Why not simply point out that statism, socialism and capitalism fuel these viewpoints (as they do) whereas if you want to deal with issues like this then you have to stop labelling and dividing people up, and treat us all as individuals. I’ve yet to meet a socialist who can actually justify their labelling and divide and conquer tendencies in public…

  2. Greg Tingey
    August 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    What happens if you are islam-phobic BECAUSE YOU HAVE READ THE “RECITAL” (I have – euw) & it is even worse than the christian “bible”, which takes a lot of doing …..

  3. Watchman
    August 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Greg,

    If you believe that any particular religion is really about following a book (rather than using said book to justify your own prejudices and desires, and impose those on others), you need to study religion more – but if that is why you personally are Islamaphobic, that’s a personal reaction.

    Actually, having an irrational fear of Islam sounds quite harmless to me (if a bit socially awkward), but socialists and their ilk seem to think it is threatening. Perhaps they fail to understand what a phobia is?

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