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Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
29-Apr-10 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK immigration too high?
Subject: RE: BS: UK immigration too high?
Sorry Good Soldier Schweik (I read the book once).
I have not said that immigration is the cause of recession.
I only suggested that there might be an optimum level and that we may well have passed that.
I also pointed out some of the problems associated with a rapid large influx, e.g. housing, schooling, health care resources, employment, etc.
I also pointed out that the burden falls unequally on the already poor and disavantaged, while the already rich benefit even more.

Like the Rochdale pensioner, I was called a bigot for daring to express such views, which are completely mainstream and middle of the road.
http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/tim-finch/is-progressive-case-for-migration-truly-progressive