Saturday, 29 November 2008

Immigration has no benefits when you live in a socialist nightmare

Fail online

Claims that mass immigration has benefited the economy have been 'wildly overstated' by the Government, experts said yesterday.

Record levels of migration have brought virtually no economic benefit to Britain, the House of Lords was told.

Ministers have repeatedly insisted that newcomers contribute £6billion a year to the country's balance sheet.


Is this not obvious?

Immigration can be good for a country. If there are skills shortages in key areas and getting people trained up will take far to long, then of course getting people in is a good idea. Now if you are taking 3rd world doctors, teachers etc, then it might be morally dubious, but then that's what we have at the moment.

The real issue, is we live in a country, that is happy to steal workers money, to create and maintain an underclass who don't want to work. The phrase "they do the jobs we don't want to", should ring massive alarm bells. As long as this country has millions unemployed, there really isn't a good reason for large amounts of immigration.

Like watering a plant, you have to be careful when adding aspirant Britons. Just the right amount and we could flourish, but over do it and we all suffer.

Of course, if we had a truly libertarian Britain, then

1) People would not come here just to take the piss, because there would be no freebies on offer.
2) We would have lots more jobs, so we might actually need immigration, rather than pretending to need some. Even then though, you have to be sensitive to the capabilities of communities to cope.

If the whole world was libertarian, then I would say unrestricted movement of people is possible. Sadly, this is unlikely to happen any time soon, thus I agree with the minarchist postion, of making Britain as Libertarian as possible, while having a sensible points based system applicable to the whole world.

That's opposed to the bizarre situation we have now, with an unrestricted open door policy to the whole of the EU. A Socialist system that encourages people to take the piss. While treating the rest of the world very differently.

4 comments:

MH Media Online said...

Very good point, and when you realise how many people come over just to sponge off the state then it adds insult to injury. What surprises me is that it's taken so long for these alleged experts to reach this conclusion: maybe if they asked Joe Public first it would have saved (their) time and (our) money!

Anonymous said...

The ONLY Libertarian position on migration is for Freedom of Movement, this is as core to Libertarianism as Freedom of Speech. Opposing Freedom of movement for all is to oppose Libertarianism.

Matt Davies said...

As an ultimate global goal, when piece by piece, each nation becomes Libertarian I agree, that would be the ideal.

We are a very long way from that and sadly, it is my belief that the globe will never be in that state.

Therefore, the only pragmatic approach that could work, is to have have Libertarian Nations, that then open up free movement agreements, when sensible to do so.

LPUK have this policy spot on as far as I am concerned.

Unrepentant British Nationalist said...

I am not sure how sympathetic you are to the BNP's objectives. However, you may wish to read the following article I have written:

http://unrepentantbritishnationalist.blogspot.com/2009/01/immigration-immigration-immigration.html

I quote from Simon Heffer's article from The Telegraph entitled 'Labour is malignant, not incompetent', which is on the money, IMHO.