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Posted By: Darowyn
02-Oct-09 - 04:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK immigration too high?
Subject: RE: BS: UK immigration too high?
I suppose the point of the question is to think through the proposition that, despite the many benefits that immigrants have brought to this country, is there a problem with the sheer numbers?
Clearly the kneejerk reaction of many of those who rail against immigration do so because their feelings towards immigrants lie somewhere along the line between fear and hate. The Geordie troll demonstrates this.
I saw a small example of the benefits recently when I rode through Handsworth in Birmingham. The vitality of the shopping area and the variety bore no comparison to the nearly all white bourgeois town of Malvern where I lived at the time- which like many similar, is not thriving.
I was there, incidentally, recording with a Nepalese producer, a Carribbean rapper, and a Polish backing singer. We were recording a Scottish folk song. I'm from Yorkshire.
I like to meet people from other parts of the world. I'm happy to have them living in this country.
On the other hand I do not relish the prospect of a significant growth in the population here- whatever the cause.