January 6, 2010

HOW'D APPEASING NAZIS WORK OUT LAST TIME?

Down with these Malthusian MPs: A proposal to cap the UK population at 70million shows how mainstream miserabilist population control has become. (Tim Black, 1/06/10, Spiked)

‘70 MILLION IS TOO MANY.’ That is the title of a campaign launched today by the UK cross-party parliamentary Balanced Migration Group, a rag-bag of has-beens and never-will-bes intent on keeping the national population below 70million come what may. Even by the lowly standards of contemporary party political thinking, it’s a thoroughly miserable, intellectually impoverished campaign.

That such a human-hating campaign has been launched by the Balanced Migration Group shouldn’t perhaps be a surprise given the withered nature of some of its 20-strong members, including the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, self-styled Labour maverick Frank Field, and Tory MP Nicolas Soames. Together this group of people to be avoided at a party have come up with a ‘big’ idea: to get all political parties to pledge to limit net immigration to the levels of the early 1990s – around 40,000 a year – as opposed to 2008’s figure of 168,000. In doing so, they trumpet, the current British population of 61million won’t exceed the (rather arbitrary) limit of 70million.

If the idea is depressing, the reasons for its existence are more so. ‘Nearly a million votes by our fellow citizens for an extremist party [the British National Party] amount to a danger sign which must not be ignored’, the group declares.


How about rounding up the BNP and shipping them out of the country?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 6, 2010 11:31 AM
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