A couple of days ago, I saw TV footage of the outspoken Labour MP Jess Phillips on the campaign trail, seeking re-election in her suburban Birmingham constituency.
She was asked which issues voters mentioned most often on the doorstep. Ms Phillips did not miss a beat.
‘Immigration comes up…’ she said thoughtfully. And then, as if remembering herself, she started talking about bin collections instead.
It was, I thought, an enormously revealing moment. For there is no issue so potentially dangerous as immigration. Many people have intense feelings about it, and many feel unable to raise them publicly.
Even in private, self-consciously tolerant people discuss immigration very tentatively, if at all.
Muslims protest against freedom of speech in Toronto – 2012
Canada’s population grew to 35,151,728 last year largely driven by growth in the west, according to the 2016 census data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada.
The country’s rate of growth was five per cent since 2011— when the population stood at 33.5 million. This rate was once again the highest of G7 countries, but was down from the 5.9 per cent growth recorded in the last census.
About two-thirds of this increase was due to net immigration into the country, while the rest was from new births.
Everyone now knows — even German Chancellor Angela Merkel — that she committed a political mistake in opening the doors of her country to more than a million migrants from the the Middle East, Africa and Asia. It was, politically, a triple mistake…
White populations in towns and cities are dwindling at record levels and in extreme cases have halved in a decade, it was revealed today.
In Newham, east London, just 16 per cent of the population are white, compared to 33 per cent ten years ago.
Academic Ted Cantle, a Government adviser of community cohesion, says by the 2021 census the polarisation will be even greater.
The report says many towns and cities, such as Birmingham, Leicester, Slough, Luton, Bradford and London, have seen areas develop where the white British population is ‘increasingly dwindling’ as minorities increase.
Professor Cantle cites Blackburn as one of the most segregated towns in Britain whose Whalley Range area is now 95 per cent Asian and the local butcher admits he has never served a white person.
It’s called The Great Replacement and it’s happening here.