Thursday, October 06, 2016

Know Your Enemy

"The underlying message of Amber Rudd's 'controlling migration fund' is that migrants are to blame for the problems our country faces. This falsehood must be challenged head on. The truth is that the 'pressures' she spoke of are not caused by migration, but by the Government's cuts and failure to invest in vital public services such as the NHS."

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, making the exact point that Labour should be making, if only they could stop sniping at each other for a minute.

Comparisons with the Nazis are usually invoked too hastily and too tenuously (as acknowledged by the existence of Godwin's Law), but in the case of Rudd's proposals to force businesses to declare how many of their employees were not born in the UK, the comparison is entirely apt - as LBC Radio host James O'Brien forcefully pointed out by noting the similarities between the thrust of Rudd's speech implying that foreigners are selfish leeches on our economy and the argument contained within the second chapter of Mein Kampf.

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