In response to Alp Mehmet: A mass amnesty for illegal immigrants would bring more pouring in,
Alp Mehmet’s writing is balanced and reasonable. His view is informed by real experience of immigration, both professionally and personally. This man is hardly a ‘small-minded, hate-filled xenophobe’, keeping ‘dark-skinned foreigners’ away from our precious island nation. There should be nothing controversial about his statements. In a sane world, what should be controversial is that, seemingly, these figures and projections and multiple accounts of the impact of unchecked immigration on Britain and the British are ignored. Worse than being ignored, they are condemned as the ideas and words of a bigot.
Leftism has reduced the ability of our society, and the people we pay to manage it, to have hard but totally necessary conversations about immigration and borders and public services to the point where now it is absolutely impossible. Impossible to do it without a forensic check on the language used and in the knowledge that even facts can be racist and those citing facts demonised.