"Britain is now an open country, in immigration terms the equivalent of the drunk girl semi-conscious on the sofa as the party ends, being eyed up by a couple of dodgy lads."
At some stage - probably when they find there are no summer jobs left for their student sons and daughters, the liberal elite may just wake up to what's happening.
"The number of people joining the British workforce from the newest - mainly east European - EU member states leapt 145% last year, it was revealed today.
The dramatic scale of economic migration into Britain was uncovered today when the government published figures for the number of national insurance (NI) numbers being issued to foreign nationals.
According to the figures, over 50% more foreign national NI numbers were granted in 2005 than in the previous year, with a majority of the increase coming from the EU's 10 new countries.
Some 662,000 registrations were issued in 2005, 223,000 more than in the previous 12 months.
Most of the increase was due to applications from nationals of the latest batch of new EU members: the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia."
Ah, so it's only immigration from Europe that's increasing, is it ?
"Registrations of people from those 10 countries - who acceded on May 1, 2004 - shot up by 160,000 (145%), while those of other foreign nationals rose 63,000 (19%)."
Not that mass immigration from Europe is good news. As I've pointed out, the culture that makes the Poles hard-working good sorts is the culture of Catholic Poland. God only knows what their descendants will be like after 20 or 30 years here, but the precedents of the Windrush and Mirpuri migrations, also of decent hardworking types, isn't encouraging.
"The figures show the government massively underestimated the scale of eastern European migration. A Home Office study in 2003 predicted only 13,000 people would arrive from the new EU countries."
Ah yes. And the Guardian supported the government figures with their own dodgy surveys.
"The figures from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) also indicate that the new arrivals are young working adults. Only 3% of the foreign nationals are claiming benefits, a drop from 6% last year. If the new workers decide to settle in Britain and have families that figure would be expected to rise."
Ah yes. So they'd need to be young to settle and have families. And have their women with them.
"Some 82% of those registered were under 35 and only 7,000 were over 55. Males accounted for 54% of the 662,000."
These people aren't going home. The replacement of the English (and, as a spin-off, of the Welsh) continues apace.
UPDATE - see also "Britain's biggest wave of migrants in history"
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