Immigrants? We sent out search parties to get them to come… and made it hard for Britons to get work, says Mandelson
- Former minister admits Labour deliberately engineered mass immigration
- Between 1997 and 2010 net migration to Britain totalled 2.2million
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Labour sent out ‘search parties’ for immigrants to get them to come to the UK, Lord Mandelson has admitted. In a stunning confirmation that the Blair and Brown governments deliberately engineered mass immigration, the former Cabinet Minister and spin doctor said New Labour sought out foreign workers. He also conceded that the influx of arrivals meant the party’s traditional supporters are now unable to find work. By contrast, Labour leader Ed Miliband has said his party got it wrong on immigration but has refused to admit it was too high under Labour. Between 1997 and 2010, net migration to Britain totalled more than 2.2million, more than twice the population of Birmingham. The annual net figure quadrupled under Labour from 48,000 people in 1997 to 198,000 by 2009. Lord Mandelson’s remarks come three years after Labour officials denied claims by former adviser Andrew Neather that they deliberately encouraged immigration in order to change the make-up of Britain. Mr Neather said the policy was designed to ‘rub the Right’s nose in diversity’. He said there was ‘a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural’. Senior Labour figures have been reluctant to concede they deliberately engineered the influx of migrants who have transformed communities over the past decade. But, at a rally for the Blairite think-tank Progress, Lord Mandelson said: ‘In 2004 when as a Labour government, we were not only welcoming people to come into this country to work, we were sending out search parties for people and encouraging them, in some cases, to take up work in this country.’ He said: ‘The problem has grown during the period of economic stagnation over the last five, six years.’ More… ‘Ed Miliband is average’ says Labour’s £12m donor – as he announces he will not give to party again A fifth of murder and rape suspects born abroad, shock survey finds Shock as 84 schools have NO white British pupils at all… double the number of five years ago When Labour encouraged new arrivals ‘we were almost … a full employment economy’ but, he admitted: ‘The situation is different obviously now. ‘We have to just realise… entry to the labour market of many people of non-British origin is hard for people who are finding it very difficult to find jobs, who find it hard to keep jobs. ‘For these people immigration tends to loom large in their lives and in their worlds, now that is an inescapable fact, and we have to understand it, address it, engage with people in discussion about it.’ Former prime minister Tony Blair Former prime minister Gordon Brown seen leaving the Leveson inquiry in London Mr Mandelson’s admission that New Labour sought out foreign workers is a stunning confirmation that governments led by Tony Blair, left, and Gordon Brown, right, deliberately engineered mass immigration His words are far franker than Mr Miliband’s. Asked earlier this month whether ‘too many people were allowed to come’, he replied: ‘I wouldn’t put it that way, no.’ MANDELSON NOW… AND THEN ‘I think we have to realise that the entry of migrants to the labour market is hard for people who are finding it very difficult to get jobs, or to keep jobs’ Lord Mandelson yesterday ‘Migrants are filling gaps in our labour market that Britons are not available to fill or unwilling to fill. There has not been an adverse effect on employment of British nationals’ Mandelson in March 2009 Tory chairman Grant Shapps said: ‘Peter Mandelson’s candid admission that Labour were purposefully letting immigration spiral out of control when in government is yet another damning indictment on their record on immigration.’ Sir Andrew Green of Migration Watch said: ‘This is an astonishing admission from the highest level that Labour’s mass immigration policy was entirely deliberate. ‘It will be a very long time before their own working class supporters forgive them for the enormous changes that have been imposed on their communities.’ Gordon Brown yesterday accused the Tories of emulating Enoch Powell by using immigration to head off the growing electoral threat from UKIP. Mr Powell’s 1968 ‘rivers of blood’ speech ignited huge controversy in the debate on immigration. Former prime minister Mr Brown – who once called for ‘British jobs for British workers’ – told a pro-union rally in Glasgow: ‘A party that was anti-Powellite on immigration is now becoming very close to being Powellite on that issue.’
Laburista choc: “E’ vero, abbiamo progettato il rovesciamento etnico della Gb”
In una conferma che ì governi Blair e Brown hanno deliberatamente progettato il rovesciamento dell’identità etnica britannica attraverso l’immigrazione di massa, l’ex ministro e spin doctor Lord Mandelson ha ammesso che il New labour ha fatto in modo che più lavoratori stranieri del necessario entrassero nel Regno Unito….
Ha anche ammesso che il flusso dei nuovi arrivati significa che i sostenitori tradizionali del partito non sono ora in grado di trovare lavoro. Capito elettori del Pd?
Le osservazioni di Lord Mandelson arrivano a tre anni dalla smentita laburista alle accuse di un ex consigliere, Andrew Neather, che li accusava di avere deliberatamente incoraggiato l’immigrazione al fine di modificare la composizione etnica della Gran Bretagna.
Mr Neather disse che la politica era progettata per ‘eliminare politicamente la destra attraverso una massiccia infusione di diversità etnica’.
Ha detto che c’era ‘un obiettivo politico guida: che l’immigrazione di massa era il modo in cui il governo aveva intenzione di fare del Regno Unito un paese multiculturale’.
Lord Mandelson ha dichiarato: ‘Nel 2004, come governo laburista, non solo eravamo accoglienti con gli immigrati, ma abbiamo mandato organizazzioni alla ricerca di immigrati nei loro paesi, per incoraggiarli a venire’.
‘Ci rendiamo conto solo ora che … l’ingresso nel mercato del lavoro di molte persone di origine non britannica rende difficile ai britannici trovare posti di lavoro.’
Sir Andrew Green di Migration Watch ha detto: ‘Questa è un’ammissione sorprendente dal livello più alto che la politica di immigrazione di massa del Labour era del tutto intenzionale.’
‘Ci vorrà molto tempo prima che i loro stessi sostenitori della classe operaia li perdonino per gli enormi cambiamenti che sono stati imposti alle loro comunità.’