THE sedate Sussex town of Bexhill-on-Sea is hardly a place of revolutionary fervour. However, last Saturday two to three hundred residents participated in a rally against the town being chosen for a camp for illegal immigrants. Northeye, a disused prison, is set to house 1,200 young male adults who crossed the English Channel by boat. This is what people get for voting Conservative: pretence of action while actually doing the opposite.
If the camp opens as scheduled in September, my daughters will not feel as free and safe as they do now. A majority of the marchers were women, who fear that the devil will make work for idle hands. Groups of young men of unknown origin and lingo will be hanging around on the promenade, in the town centre and in residential roads. We won’t know if these undocumented males have fled justice in their own countries or served time in prison for sexual or violent offences. If they are fleeing war, as apologists say, why did they leave the women and children behind?
There are concerns about the dramatic change to the town’s traditional culture. Like my family, many people here moved from the southern suburbs of London. In the recent past the boroughs of Bromley, Croydon and Sutton were nice places to bring up children. Some areas are still pleasant, but the writing is on the wall due to demographic replacement. Houses and gardens are steadily cleared for ugly blocks of flats, mostly accommodating foreigners.
A large Facebook group, ‘No to Northeye’, is keeping Bexhill residents aware of developments. Town councillor Nigel Jacklin spoke last week at a demonstration outside the De La Warr Pavilion, where the BBC was holding its Question Time debate show. Local Conservative MP Huw Merriman was meant to be on the panel but he pulled out, thereby avoiding a hostile reception inside and outside the venue.
Almost everyone in the town opposes the camp. Passing motorists sound their horns and cheer protesters on. Socialist Worker Party activists have made a few visits, but their branding of the community as racist has not won them any friends, and their ‘Bexhill welcomes refugees’ stickers are soon removed. Of course, most residents know that the Channel-hoppers are not genuine refugees or asylum-seekers (unless the EU, their previous port of call, is considered dangerous).
The marchers vary in their level of awakening to the globalist motives behind the influx. Some know that what’s happening is wrong but can’t understand why. A minority, awake to the UN Agenda 21 (signed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro) do understand. Mass resettlement of people from poorer to richer countries is part of that plan.
Anyone believing that only Britain is prone to the influx because of the narrowness of the English Channel should look at Ireland, where the same flow of migrants is occurring (they are flown into Dublin, rather than taking a perilous dinghy crossing from Cherbourg to Cork).
The Normans, the last successful invaders of Britain, landed at nearby Pevensey Bay in 1066. A thousand years later, the boats do not bring fighting men, but they do bring fighting-age men. This seems to be an orchestrated invasion, but for what purpose?
If the authorities are intent on reducing resource consumption and on coercing citizens into cutting their carbon footprint, how does allowing a rising number of newcomers make sense? They all need food, fuel, water, services and homes. We are pushed towards Net Zero for energy use but not for migration, which obviously increases energy demand.
Arrivals from Africa and Asia to the West have risen exponentially since the turn of the millennium, and the rise is still steepening. The incongruence of environmentalists’ call for depopulation, while Western governments are welcoming a rising tide of immigration, may be explained by a paradoxical strategy. The more people are crammed into an already densely packed Europe, the easier it becomes to persuade society that population must be curbed. Meanwhile we are constantly told of labour shortages and according to the Oxford University Migration Observatory, foreign-born workers are more likely to work night shifts and in non-permanent jobs than the UK-born. They are a convenient source of cheap labour, and the demand by business for them is acceded to by government. Some of the folk of Bexhill are wary of being portrayed as racist for getting involved in the campaign, or think that protest is futile because the camp is a done deal. This is exactly how the establishment wants ordinary people to be: cowed and demoralised. But there are enough of us to make a noise, and judging by the response to the first march, there will be many more at the next rally on Saturday June 10.
If the Covid-19 regime taught us anything, it was that we must fight for the future of ourselves, our children and grandchildren.