I TELL you what, that gang at Times newspapers have their finger on the pulse. They know what the people want, and they aren’t afraid to tell them.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I am out and about in my regular, slightly to the Right, conservative-held suburb, all I hear is: ‘What we need is more immigration and more transgender dudes. Ideally transgender immigrants.’ It’s all I ever hear.
And if you go to our friends up North, why, I just know they are positively demanding that we have more immigration – the legal kind, the illegal kind, whatever. And they can’t get enough of the transgenderism. Love it they do, love it. That’s what the polling says. Or at least if I pay a polling company enough, I can get them to say that’s what the polling says.
This is what struck me what I read a corker of a headline in the Sunday Times. Robert Colvile tells us, or at least the headline writer tells us: ‘Beneath all the shouting and vitriol is a simple truth: The whole country supports trans rights.’
Sure they do. That’s why about a week later the Government was launching an inquiry into the misuse of puberty-blockers against kids.
Now in fairness to Colvile, it was a nuanced piece relying heavily on polling. But this is a classic case of media gaslighting, which I also wrote about last Monday.
I doubt the whole country supports ‘trans rights’ if that means infringing on women’s rights and pushing transgenderism on kids. But the Sunday Times would have you questioning your sanity if you thought: ‘Actually, I don’t want a teenage boy in my daughter’s changing room. I’m not ready to get on that particular train yet.’
Now let’s look at this gem of a piece by James Kirkup in the Times on Monday. Kirkup does us a service in laying out how the tough talk on illegal immigration masks the fact that immigration has risen significantly in the last few years.
‘Last year Britain issued 240,000 work-related visas and 430,000 for foreign students,’ he says. ‘Both figures are well above the numbers common in the early half of the last decade, when immigration drove David Cameron to hold the referendum.
‘And while EU freedom of movement has ended, Britain’s post-Brexit rules are, happily, set to give settled status to about five million EU nationals, two million more than originally expected.
‘Add in more than 100,000 visas for people from Hong Kong and tens of thousands who will, it is hoped, arrive from Ukraine and the overall immigration picture is of a cheeringly open system that’s working pretty well.’
It’s working so well! Why, we are just overflowing with housing stock – we can’t give away the houses quick enough. Such great news!
Anyway, Kirkup goes on to explain that the voters so far seem pretty much relaxed about all this increased immigration – again, if the polling is to believed, which I don’t think it should be.
The big change is that we are now in control of our borders. That’s what counts. It is true that being in control of one’s borders is pretty fundamental, but I reckon most voters wanted that control so they could lower immigration numbers, not increase them.
In fact, we are going to need more ‘mobile labour’ as the birth rate is tanking and the boomers are retiring early, according to Kirkup. No analysis as to why the birth rate is tanking, or if anything should be done about it. It’s happening, so let’s get in the mobile labour, pronto.
But hold on to your hats, dear readers. Kirkup would have us believe that ‘before too long, political rows about migrants (will be) about who can deliver more, not fewer.’
Personally, I can’t see that row happening any time soon. I do expect the tough talk on immigration to continue at the same time that immigration numbers rise, which was not the deal that was on the table at the last few elections, but there it is.
All in all, this is more media gaslighting. We are all on board with the transgenderism and the high immigration numbers, according to the folks at the Times and the lads at Establishment think-tanks. They would have us believe that if you are not on board with this, then you are in the minority.
The actual truth – out there on Planet Normal – is that the ‘gimme more trannies and more immigrants view’ is the minority view for now.