Friday, May 15, 2009

Immigrant Flood

Oddly enough, I'm not at all surprised that the government just made stuff up when considering policy.

MINISTERS have admitted they messed up by letting hordes of eastern Europeans into Britain.

They said the country’s public services are struggling to cope with the influx of immigrants.

But why? Surely, you might ask, they would have made plans, worked out how much these public services could cope and then made allowances in the number of immigrants permitted in? Well, if someone with half a brain had been in any position of responsibility this would have happened. Instead we had Labour in power so they simply threw the borders open and hoped for the best.

Immigration Minister Phil Woolas last night admitted: “We got it wrong.” Ministers believed just 5,000 eastern Europeans would come here every year when the EU opened its borders to the “A8 nations” in 2004.

But 120,000 have flooded in every 12 months.

Labour's response seems to amount to saying, "oops".

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