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Migrants ‘bring dysfunctional cultures to rich countries’ claims Government adviser

MIGRANTS from poorer nations “bring their dysfunctional cultures to developed countries”, a Government adviser has claimed.

Sir Paul Collier, who advises the Department for International Development, warned that increased immigration eroded social cohesion and called for stricter migration controls to be adopted by Britain.

The professor of economics at Oxford University urged newly-arrived migrants in the UK to retain links with their countries of origin so that returning home was easier.

“I’m not advocating forced repatriation but there is a clearly a need…for some people to help build [their home] society,” he said.

Sir Paul, who also advises the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, insisted that migrants did not have the right to live anywhere in the world.

  • Dana Garcia

    In what way does diverse illegal immigration benefit the UK or any other first world nation?

    Our elected officials are supposed to look out for US, not be social workers to the world.

    • Exactly, our immigration policy is all about serving the elite, not about protecting the nation’s interests.

      • Dana Garcia

        Unfortunately, most elites are too clueless to understand that massive diversity — particularly the allah flavor — threatens them too.

        • Maggat

          Yes, the ‘elites’ will look no different than me and mine will look, laying on the ground with our heads on our chests.

  • Martin B

    Dysfunctional countries are dysfunctional because their cultures are dysfunctional.

    Thank you Sir Paul for saying what had to be said, even if it’s been obvious to many of us for a long time now.

    • Amen.

    • Icebow

      Yes, though I imagine that retaining links with where they came from would tend to be associated with further immigration.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        It’s almost that the gist of what he is saying is that you can come here for a while but don’t think that you are staying.
        You are here to learn how to be human.
        And then you return to your country to teach them to be human.
        A subtle twist of phrase on the white man’s burden.

  • Petey

    “Sir Paul … insisted that migrants did not have the right to live anywhere in the world.”

    What a radical statement! (Of course, the sad and unfortunate thing is far too many people actually would see that as an “extreme” idea.)

  • Kathy Nelson

    Why is it always “migrants”. We are talking about illegal aliens, criminal trespassers, invaders here. This is about enemies who bring hate, ignorance, disease into healthy communities. These illegals have trashed their own countries and now they want to parasite off of others.
    Send them back. Every single on. The path to legal immigration should be the only path and it should be a very strictly controlled one.

    • Blacksmith


  • lolwut?

    You can’t have a first world nation with a third world population.

    It’s that simple.

  • barryjr

    If your homeland is so screwed up that you have to leave, don’t bring your failed culture here and eff up my homeland.

  • GottaQHFilly

    Have they arrested him yet?

  • Jim Horne

    When will you ever hear any Canadian politician talk like this?

    During the first Republican Presidential Debate, August 6, 2015 presidential hopeful, Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal said “The one principle we have to embrace is on immigration. Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.

    • Blacksmith

      One of the reasons I like Jindal.

  • Gary

    When a clean and productive person moves in the messy house, it become clean over time.
    When lazy slobs and parasites move into a clean house the house becomes filthy just like the slob .

    Obama thinks that taking in 10’000 Muslims a month from islamic hell-holes with sanctioned child-bride pedophilia , and murdering gays in public , is somehow going to make them adapt US values and suddenly oppose sharia law and all the hatred in the Quran.
    They will import their 8th century death-cult and barbarism .