IF last week’s record immigration figure of 504,000 for the year to June was a shock, brace yourself for another.
The actual number is twice as high. More than a million foreigners – 1,064,000 – settled in the UK over the same period, 435,000 more than in the previous 12 months.
And that excludes tens of thousands arriving illegally in small boats.
So what happened?
Well, the Office for National Statistics uses an accounting trick to smudge the startling figure of one million – a city the size of Glasgow – by subtracting the 560,000 citizens who packed up and left the UK.
The “net” result reveals a catastrophic and accelerating brain drain.
But emigration and immigration are polar opposites.
Emigration is costing Britain some of our brightest and best, mostly young, well qualified adults including doctors and nurses. . . precisely the skills that we need to replace with migrants.
Many will never return.
But it is the explosion of immigration – legal and illegal – that threatens to crush this Tory government and blast the national political consensus to pieces.
Rishi Sunak risks angering millions of Red Wall voters who handed Boris Johnson his landslide record 80 seat three years ago in exchange for a promise to crack down on immigration.
This promise evaporated upon contact with reality. Instead, voters watched as visas were handed out in the millions while boatloads of young Albanian men were ‘rescued’ by our border force and escorted to seaside hotels where homeless Brits were kicked out to make way.
The ministers have no idea what to do with them, how to stop them, or send the Blighters back.
Now MPs facing electoral destruction are threatening a breakaway group of North Tories.
Keir has no answers
Others are being courted by Nigel Farage’s anti-immigration Reform Party, now at 20 percent in the polls.
A Northern Tory MP warns: “Small boats are an existential problem for many of us and it’s about making sure the government takes care of that.”
The PM says immigration is now his top priority and Downing Street last night signaled action within days.
Rishi Sunak needs to prove he means business and do it as soon as possible.
Labor opportunists are waking up to the crisis they created in 2008 by opening the floodgates to cheap foreign labor at the expense of British workers.
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown set out – in the words of boastful Aide No. 10 Andrew Neather – to “rub the right’s nose in diversity”.
Ex-BBC boss Greg Dyke also described the group as “terribly white” at the time. At least this problem is solved.
But in the process, Blair and Brown also rubbed the noses of traditional working-class Labor voters, leading to the Boris landslide of 2019.
Union leader Sir Keir Starmer calls Sunak “weak” for failing to stop an armada of inflatable boats crammed with Albanian illegals.
But he has no answers of his own and no support from Labor leftists who want open borders for all, which has already changed the face of the nation. The fact is, we no longer need migrants.
We cannot accommodate all new arrivals. Public services – particularly schools and the NHS – are groaning under the pressure of numbers.
One in seven or ten million of the British population was born abroad.
In London it is one in three. Almost 60 percent of births are to overseas mothers.
The British-Bangladeshi Dr. Rakib Ehsan, an expert on social cohesion, says: “It is economically uneducated to argue that we need more migrants.
“Britain needs a boost. But flooding the labor market with cheap and often unregulated overseas labor is not the way to manage it.
Explosive, woke era
“We need to develop skills and expertise in our existing population, rather than constantly filling the gaps with imported workers.”
In this explosive, awakened era of knee-bending culture wars, it’s impossible to unravel a cat’s cradle of color, race, or religion without evoking cries of “racism.”
Rishi could double his ratings if he took on the pro-immigration lobby, but don’t hold your breath.
As for Keir Starmer’s Labour, Whatsisnames Lib Dems or Nicola Sturgeon’s tartan body, you can despair.
It’s time to call out for the evangelizing populist previously known as Ukip’s Nigel Farage.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6780305/trevor-kavanagh-farage-emigration-brain-drain-stop/ We don’t need more migrants – we need to stop Britain’s brightest and best from going abroad