Friday, 7 July 2017

52 people were murdered in London 12 years ago today

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Ten years ago today 52 people in London were murdered by British subjects who want to restore the caliphate and thought this would advance their cause. These deaths did not lead to a public discussion about changing immigration policy.

The massacres led me discover, to my absolute amazement, the huge numbers of Third World and developed world immigrants who had entered the UK since Labour came to power in 1997. This led me, over the next many years, to rethink my ideas about politics and history. It turned out that the nice people had been wrong all along and the unpleasant ones right.


There are huge restrictions on non-EU migration into the UK. A British friend of mine, married to a Russian and living in Russia, found it almost impossible to bring her children, born abroad, home. Another British friend had a similar experience. Restricting non-EU immigration was Theresa May's priority in her six years 2010-2016 as Home Secretary. She was genuinely passionate about it. But, in the 12 months to June 2016,  289,000 non-Europeans settled in the UK. A smidgen more than the 
284,000 EU citizens who did so. 

That's the equivalent of twenty smallish towns in one year.

There is also undoubtedly a huge amount of illegal immigration.

Incidentally, I wonder why the date 7/7 was chosen by the murderers. It was certainly chosen on purpose. Seven, of course, is a mystical number and has a lot of significance in many cultures. It has many connotations in Islam. Hell according to the Koran has seven gates which are open at all times.

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