A spectacular mistake on immigration: Straw finally admits Labour ‘messed up’ by letting in one million East Europeans | Mail Online

This is a MUST READ, immigration article from the Mail Online. Check it out!

via A spectacular mistake on immigration: Straw finally admits Labour ‘messed up’ by letting in one million East Europeans | Mail Online.

At a time when we are surveying the omni-shambles of David Cameron’s Government, it is too easy to forgot that the previous Labour Government made some spectacular policy errors too.

Any thoughts?

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  1. Pingback: Opinion: A spectacular mistake on immigration: Straw finally admits Labour ‘messed up’ by letting in one million East Europeans ex Mail- John Gelmini « Dr Alf's Blog

  2. Dr Alf raises an interesting point but I am afraid Jack Straw is at best being too coy and at worst is imitating Pinnochio.
    To begin with I can clearly remember being told by David Blunkett when he was Home Secretary that he saw “No logical upper limit for immigration” into this country.
    He said that on Question Time in front of a lively studio audience chaired by the now tattood David Dimbleby
    At the time no-one contradicted him including Tony Blair the Prime Minister and Jack Straw who subsequently became a long serving Labour Home Secretary.
    Then there was the question of E-Borders,a system that was acquired from Raytheon Corporation and jointly worked on by consultants from that company and BT Global Services at great cost.
    The Raytheon System had to be bought because comparable technology was not available from this country to “count people in and out of the country” as Dr John Reid(another former Labour Home Secretary ),assured us it would.
    The system was only partially rolled out and to this day no-one in the Government really knows how many people are actually living here or coming here although food sales,school admissions and the number of notes and coins in circulation suggests a figure of around 70 million plus 500,000 new people coming here each year of whom 250,000 are illegal immigrants.
    When the Poles were about to come here it was to plug a shortfall of construction workers to build much needed houses and a shhortfall of English dentists caused by the then Labour Government,s imposition of a new dental contract which the dental profession didn’t like to such an extent that many of them left the NHS and went into private practice.
    We were told by Jack Straw,Charles Clark and by a succession of Labour Ministers that just 13,000 Poles would come to the UK.
    Those Ministers knew that the figures that they were putting out were woeful underestimates because they had access to the figures on the numbers of Poles applying for National Insurance numbers to be able to work in the UK,they had access to data on the number of Polish passport holders applying to enter the UK and they had data on Poles who were going to perform agricultural work for Agricultural Gangmasters in East Anglia over and above those Poles who were going to be dentists,construction workers and plumbers.
    The rest is history but it will be repeated again when the Romanians and Bulgarians come to the UK following the New Year,despite all the assurances given by people like the sanctimonious Anna (“I don’t like your tone Mr Farage”)Soubry on Question Time less than 2 weeks ago.

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