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Great Britain is a caring and compassionate country by John Booker

Great Britain is a caring and compassionate country. In the course of our island’s history we have welcomed countless amounts of people to these shores. Between 1997 to the present day, over 9 million immigrants came to our land. The situation in Syria and other war zones around the world is both shocking and distressful. There are many causes to these problems, the west’s experiments with foreign wars in the Middle East, like Baron Frankenstein, we have created a monster we cannot control, its name is ISIS. The age old religious conflicts between, Sunni, (trodden path of the prophet Muhammad) and Shia, (followers, Muhammad’s successors in the caliphate, an Islamic government), is a terrible paradox. We now have a perfect storm of war, conflict and human suffering on a massive scale, in some of these war zones we are on the road to perdition, total destruction and unending misery. People in the greatest need must be helped, I believe we should use our emergency powers, which can be called upon in the national interest, to stop the free movement of people from the EU, who are looking for a better life and allow people who are in fear of their lives to be granted temporary asylum in this country. This will allow more refugees a safe haven without putting any extra strain on our infrastructure and resources. The final aim of western governments should be to bring stability back to the countries of origin with the help of all concerned, thus allowing people to return to their countries and homes, to rebuild their civilisations and their lives. I would also hope that more countries in the Middle East and Africa would do all they can to help these desperate people who are in so much need. The flow of people across our planet is the greatest issue of our time. Sustainability, ethics and fairness are necessities not just for asylum seekers but those giving asylum. We must act in haste, but not be forced to repent at our leisure.

Cllr John Booker UKIP.

Immigration

“Britain is a compassionate, caring nation. In the course of our island’s history we have welcomed millions of people to these shores and we are proud of that record. UKIP does not have a problem with migration. What we do have a problem with is the uncontrolled, politically-driven immigration that has been promoted and sustained by Labour and the Conservatives.”

Nearly seven million immigrants came to the UK when the Blair and Brown Labour governments deliberately and recklessly threw open our borders between 1997 and 2010. Over two million more have arrived since David Cameron came to power and spectacularly broke his promise to reduce net migration to the “tens of thousands…No ifs. No buts.”

This unprecedented influx has had significant consequences on our economy, our public services, our culture and our environment. Evidence from the EU and the UK Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee reveals how immigration has driven down wages and led to job losses for British workers.

The sheer weight of numbers, combined with rising birth rates (particularly to immigrant mothers) and an ageing population, is pushing public services to breaking point. To meet demand, we must build one home every seven minutes; we wait longer to see our GP or be treated in hospitals; our children are learning in schools with over-sized classes, or having lessons disrupted by building work as schools are forced to keep expanding. The British public has every right to be concerned.Surveys consistently show immigration as one of the top three issues for voters.

Yet, instead of listening, the old parties have responded with insults and contempt: even our prime ministers have labelled good, decent people ‘closet racists’ and ‘bigots.’ Immigration is not about race; it is about space. Immigrants are not the problem; it is the current immigration system that is broken. Our current immigration rules ignore the wishes of the British people. They discriminate in favour of EU citizens and against the rest of the world.  The system is failing so badly that we cannot even properly identify how many people enter and leave our country.

TO REFORM OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM UKIP WILL:

• Take back control of our borders

• Put a five-year moratorium on immigration for unskilled workers, which will enable the unemployed already living here to find work and those already working to see wage growth

• Introduce an Australian-style points based system to manage the number and skills of people coming into the country, treating all citizens of the world on a fair and equal basis as a welcoming, outward-looking country

• Tackle the problem of sham marriages. These policies are essential if we are to give our country the breathing space it desperately needs from mass uncontrolled immigration, create harmonious, integrated communities, and catch up on building the essential infrastructure needed to sustain our growing nation