Saturday, April 19, 2008

British views of immigration

Some 60 percent of BBC poll respondents said that there were too many immigrants (including those from Eastern Europe) in the UK. The BBC conducted the poll to mark the 40th anniversary of the "rivers of blood" speech by Enoch Powell warning of the dangers of uncontrolled immigration, a speech that resulted in his permanent ostracism. Enoch Powell had noted that people rarely address urgent issues before it is too late. The UK government has moved to introduce new controls on immigration in 2008; let's hope Enoch Powell was wrong. (Thanks to the Brussels Journal.)

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