Mr Bryant said that the last Labour Government had “made mistakes” regarding immigration. No they did not! What they did was no mistake but a deliberately engineered policy to bring about uncontrolled and unlimited immigration, writes UKIP MEP Gerard Batten
• I have just listened to Shadow Minster, Chris Bryant’s speech on immigration. There are a lot of points I could make, but let me stick with just two.
Mr Bryant mentioned agencies that recruit foreigner workers on behalf of some major companies. I first heard anecdotal evidence of this some time ago. The person inside the company who supplied the information did not want to be identified for fear of jeopardising their job, but this is what I was told.
Tesco opened a distribution centre in Dagenham. The low-paid jobs are advertised in Poland. According to Mr Bryant’s speech Tesco have said that they are not ‘actively’ recruiting in Poland; but this does not exclude them subcontracting recruitment to an agency that does actively recruit in Poland. Dagenahm is a deprived Borough; I would be surprised if sufficient local people could not be found to fill the vacancies.
The second point to make is that Mr Bryant said that the last Labour Government had “made mistakes” regarding immigration. No they did not! What they did was no mistake but a deliberately engineered policy to bring about uncontrolled and unlimited immigration. This was done deliberately as an ideological commitment; this was later revealed in 2009 by Andrew Neather a former advisor to Blair and Jack Straw.
Uncontrolled, unlimited immigration has succeeded in driving down wages and living standards – while driving up housing costs. Meanwhile, we have increasing numbers of people being forced onto ‘zero hour contracts’ on low pay so that that cannot know if they can earn enough money at the end of a month to pay their mortgages, rent, or household bills etc.
The political class is driving the living standards of ordinary working people back to the 19th century. Steady jobs, a living wage, decent pensions, are now becoming things of the past – and the means of destroying these things were put in place by Labour (1997-2010).
The political elite (of all parties) now of course only carry out the orders of unaccountable, international groups like the Bilderbergers that represent big-money interests and care nothing about the rights and living conditions of ordinary people. Unlimited uncontrolled immigration suits them because it provides waves of cheap labour across borders. We are now reaping the consequences.
Mr Bryant asked ‘how can we deal with the problem’? Well for start we can leave the European Union and regain control of our borders and immigration policy.