According to Jane Moore in The Sun today, the country is sinking fast…. and, like every other big-mouth, overpaid newspaper columnist, she blames the government:
“”Great” Britain is officially on the critical list, ravaged by 11 years of New Labour policies that favoured the super-rich and the super-idle, while robbing blind those who worked hard to try to make a decent life for their family”.
She also blames (non-white) immigration:
“Immigration now courts for 70 per cent of our population growth.
“Fine if the majority were coming here to happily integrate into the community and pay into the system, but they’re not. Consequently, the public services that were once the envy of the world are struggling to cope with the increased demand that’s not matched by investment.”
All this and what she claims in her column, is responsible for the fact that official figures have shown record numbers of Britons have left the country since records began. It harks back to the well-worn (!) argument that “In Britain today, nothing ever works”.
While it’s true that many people have left the country, there are plenty of others who have come here because they can get the opportunities they didn’t have before. They are often prepared to do the work that the locals often shun, like, run our public services, manage our businesses and maintain our vital infrastructure, and, except in a few cases, don’t get any thanks for doing so. Many immigrants often pay more in taxes to Britain than they receive back. It’s often they who are trying to keep this country going, in spite of the likes of continued anti-foreigner hysteria in the media.
As for Britain being overcrowded, the real reason is that improvements in diet and technology have seen people live longer (or larger?) than in previous generations, not just necessarily by increased immigration. At present, the non-white population in Britain is still reasonably low.
If Britain is sinking, it’s because of the rotten attitudes that many columnists like Moore and others hold, and the fact that the government spends too much time listening to those views.