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The UK can take way more immigrants, it has “huge green spaces”

As the mist begins to lift the view across the Punch Bowl, Somerset is revealed. Andrew Wheatley.

David Lammy thinks that Britain has no immigration problem because of ‘huge green spaces’

The would-be London Mayor insisted the UK did not have too many immigrants.“If you look at our population, it can manage, there are huge green spaces in the country where there aren’t immigrants,” he told BBC Breakfast.

“It’s not too high, it’s not.”

Mr Lammy attacked the Conservatives for committing to a “silly target”, which they failed to hit, of cutting net immigration to under 100,000 a year – and for cutting the English language classes he said helped newcomers integrate into British society…

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Do not the countries of origin of these immigrants also have open space, or is he maintaining that all these new immigrants are from Hong Kong and Singapore.

    • tom_billesley

      The invaders are almost exclusively urban, so why would Britain need rural spaces between cities when more social housing could fill the gaps?
      Nobody comes from Pakistan or Bangladesh to farm.

  • eMan14

    A fool is born every minute. Politicians seem to increase that average.

    • Clausewitz

      You knew he was an idiot as soon as he started to complain that his people need more English language courses in order to integrate. Who the hell does he think he’s fooling?

      • tom_billesley

        A couple of years ago Lammy made a fool of himself when at the time of the papal conclave he complained about a BBC Twitter message “will smoke be black or white?”. He didn’t know the significance of the smoke and thought the BBC had made a “silly innuendo about the race of the next Pontiff”.

  • Martin B

    Why exactly must the British turn their green and pleasant land into a Third World shit hole?

    • Frau Katze

      Because they’re evil Europeans who must atone in perpetuity. Or something like that.

      It makes no sense to me either.

      • Dana Garcia

        Colonizers are extra bad westerners and get no forgiveness.

    • dance…dancetotheradio
    • Justin St.Denis

      It hasn’t been “pleasant” for over a century now.

    • tom_billesley

      To provide accomodation for citizens of Third World shit holes. They must be made to feel at home.

  • Dana Garcia

    Where does this monor think his food comes from?

    • Stronger than Dirt


    • Clausewitz

      Lol, Bazinga. Probably thinks the same way that your average Torontonian thinks little pixies and fairies get the food to their supermarkets.

    • tom_billesley


  • Brett_McS

    So his London Mayor campaign is proposing high rise developments in Hyde Park?

    • Rosenmops

      Gypsy shanty towns.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Looking forward to the responses of the whiny environmentalists.

    Nobody f*cks with their green spaces, dammit.

    • tom_billesley

      They’ll allow green space offset, seeding an equal acreage in Syria.

  • bob e

    this tosser really cares .. eh ??

  • Justin St.Denis

    Hey, look! Greenspace that we have not yet turned into an urban nightmare! There’s hope! (sarc off)