Economic Cost of Immigration


This is a topical theme in Britain at the moment, with the House of Lords debating whether or not to force some three million unwanted EU citizens on the country, at a cost of some £60-75 billion pounds a year. That’s getting on for $100 billion, folks. I also wrote about it last week in an online article for those nice people UKIP Daily. (You can also read about my work in exposing the notorious paedophile and German agent Sir Edward Heath in today’s Sunday Times – I seem to be getting popular again!)

Given President Trump’s sensible immigration policies, with respect, I suspect that the cost of immigration is a topical topic State-side as well. In both countries a lot of economically-illiterate rubbish is talked about migration.

A common theme, on both sides of the Atlantic, is that migrants pay more in taxes than they take out in welfare payments. Even this is debatable – in both countries, migrants tend to take low-paid jobs and, by definition, do not pay much in tax. That’s assuming they pay tax in the first place. Illegals mostly don’t.

Another theme is that ageing societies need younger workers to pay for pensions, an argument which overlooks one rather basic biological fact. We all grow old, even Sir Cliff Richard.

There are two fundamental flaws in the argument that migrants pay for themselves:

(1)  they also use tax-payer funded services, like the failing NHS in Britain or free schooling, which always seem to be left out of account, and

(2)  labor displacement – in over 90% of cases migrants in both Britain and America displace domestic labor, much of which is then forced onto welfare.

The MSM in Britain are claiming that EU migrants are needed in areas like health-care, fruit-picking, hospitality and IT. This is risible nonsense – Britain has no need of nurses, fruit-pickers, Burger King staff or IT engineers from Europe, or anywhere else, if it comes to that.

We were perfectly well able to man our hospitals, pick fruit and provide hospitality before we took the disastrous decision to join the EEC, as it then was, in 1973. As for IT workers, we invented the computer.

Depressed Wages

Besides driving up welfare costs and in turn taxes, another adverse macro-economic effect of mass immigration is wage-depression. Low wages may be good for individual employers. They are NOT good for the economy.

Low-paid workers often need subsidising, will pay proportionately less tax and spend less.

That’s not counting the enormous social cost of unemployment and depressed wages. This includes extra crimes committed by those thrown out of work.

Enforcement Costs

Then there are the huge costs of dealing with crimes committed by migrants, who tend to be disproportionately represented in crime statistics. If they’re in the UK or US illegally, they’re criminals to start with, of course.

Both the UK and US are obliged to maintain large number of immigration courts, many of which need interpreters. Immigration enforcement is expensive, not least as both the UK and US use civilian airliners to remove deportees, which is absurd.

Language Costs

Interpreters aren’t just required in court of course. Far too many migrants on both sides of the Atlantic fail to learn English, and even when they do, fail to speak English at home, causing schooling difficulties.

Uber drivers are currently mounting an absurd legal challenge in the High Court in London to new rules requiring minicab drivers to speak and read English. Granted there aren’t that many people in London these days who speak English, but our road-signs aren’t in Spanish or Swahili.

Security Costs

The Boston Marathon terrorist attack, currently the subject of a movie, was a perfect illustration of the cost in blood of importing Islamic extremists into the US. In fairness to Moslems however, the majority of whom are law-abiding, they are not the only ethnic or religious group to have imposed a huge security burden on their hosts. The Italians were just as bad before and after World War II – the Mafia were not as American as apple pie, after all.

As with Islamic extremists, the Mafia were of course intelligence-sponsored. The Mafia were originally sponsored by Mussolini’s spooks. The DVD took over after Mussolini was shot (by us – the partisans only took care of the body).

There is no economic case for mass immigration to either the UK or the USA. There are overwhelming economic, social and security arguments against it.

As that nice man Ted Hayes, an African-American activist in LA, once explained to me whilst showing me over Skid Row, it’s African-Americans who suffer most from Hispanic immigration. A surprising number of African-Americans voted for Trump, surprising at least for the MSM, who are fairly easily surprised. Yes, I really have visited Skid Row. As a visiting Englishman I was treated with great courtesy and friendliness.


The Lindbergh Baby

Confirmation for my analysis, as set out in Spyhunter (which by the way gets its first mention in the MSM today, in the Sunday Times article) that the Abwehr kidnapped the Lindbergh baby, came from an unexpected source this week.

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A family member contacted me with a report, which came across as entirely genuine, of a conversation in the 1960s between the Clerk to the House of Commons in Ottawa and the Sergeant-at-Arms, the famed Lt-Col David Currie VC, in which the Clerk confirmed the Abwehr’s involvement in the kidnap to Colonel Currie. It would seem that the Clerk, probably Léon Raymond, was well-informed.

Although the FBI came later, the Bureau was a continuation of an existing agency. Its suppression of the truth about the Lindbergh kidnap, which included staying silent whilst the prosecution misled the learned judge and jury in a capital murder trial, is one of the greatest scandals in its history.


The White House Media Briefing

WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Well done Sean Spicer! It was good to see the Guardian, CNN and the BBC kept out of that briefing. Each has been involved in misleading the public.

Only this week the Guardian, e.g., falsely reported that Thomas Mair, the idiot convicted of the assassination of Jo Cox MP, was a far-right extremist, who acted alone. The evidence for his being a far-right extremist is unconvincing and since the assassination was set up by GO2 in order to try and smear the Leave campaign in last year’s EU referendum, Mair clearly did not act alone.

The Guardian might care to reflect on the fact that by covering up GO2’s involvement they are helping to let the others involved in the assassination get away scot-free. Organising a murder, let alone of an MP, is a serious offense in my country.


This Week’s Movie Review: John Wick (2014, dirs Chad Stahelski and David Leitch)

Yes, I know the sequel is out, but I missed it in theaters, as indeed I missed it first time around. It looked a bit too Hollywood for my liking, but having been persuaded to watch it on Blue-Ray, I must confess that I rather liked it!

I suspect most wet-work specialists would, too. I don’t do wet-work of course – I’m far too bad a shot, and anyway the Bar Standards Board have guidance about barristers getting involved in this sort of work.

Keanu Reeves is good value, as always. He’s not a bad actor at all. Willem Dafoe provides strong support as fellow hit-man Marcus. I’ve always liked Willem Dafoe.

John Wick is a movie – there are no hotels catering just for wet-work specialists where you pay in mini gold bars and they don’t hand out frequent flyer miles. It is not however a million miles removed from reality. Half a million, maybe, but not the full million.

It’s also good entertainment. The bad guys should not have killed the puppy.


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Michael Shrimpton

Michael Shrimpton is a barrister, currently suspended of course, called to the Bar in London in 1983. He is a specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence and Counter-terrorism.

He has wide ranging connections both in Western Intelligence agencies and amongst ex-Soviet Bloc agencies. The late Generaloberst Markus Wolf, of the Stasi and DVD, was one of his contacts. Michael has earned respect in the intelligence community for his analysis of previously unacknowledged post-WWII covert operations against the West by the German DVD organization based in Dachau, near Munich, Germany, and its British, French and American client agencies.

These continue to the present day, as politicians and the media are too nervous of standing up to them.

Michael was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies in the Department of National Security, Intelligence and Space Studies at the American Military University, teaching intelligence subjects at Masters level to inter alia serving intelligence officers. He has represented US and Israeli intelligence officers in law and briefed in staffers on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9-11.

In the wake of that murderous attack he addressed panels on terrorism in Washington DC and Los Angeles organized by the respected Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Fellow panelists included a former head of Special Operations Command and a former Commander of the US Atlantic Fleet.

Michael's active assistance to Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies in the Global War on Terror produced some notable successes, including the exposure of the Abu Ghraib 'hood' photograph as a fake.

His work on strategic intelligence took him to the Pentagon and he has also met with senior advisors to the President of the Russian Federation, in Moscow, in November 2005. He participated in the Global Strategic Review conference in Geneva in 2005 and was a speaker at both the Intelligence Conference (Intelcon) in 2005, and the Intelligence Summit in 2006, each at Crystal City.

In 2006 he was flown out to, and flew off from, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), as part of the US Navy's Distinguished Visitor Program. She was then working up her air group off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, before operational deployment to the Persian Gulf. It is comparatively unusual for a foreign civilian to complete a carrier landing and launch cycle.

Michael's ground-breaking, 700 page intelligence text "Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence" was published in England by June Press in April 2014. It features on a number of intelligence syllabuses, as does intelligence analysis prepared by Michael, e.g. on the brutal 2003 assassination of British weapons scientist Dr David Kelly CMG.

In their unlawful raid on Michael’s home in Wendover, Buckinghamshire in April 2012 Thames Valley Police officers seized the manuscript of Spyhunter and all of Michael’s onshore backups. Publication was only possible because the draft had been backed up offshore. The police hung onto the seized copies long after it was decided not to use them as evidence.

In November 2014 Michael was convicted at Southwark Crown Court by a tampered-with jury panel on two bogus bomb-hoax charges. Prior to bringing in the police the British Ministry of Defence, after consulting with the Cabinet Office, destroyed their recordings of Michael’s initial contact and qualified intelligence briefing re a DVD operation to target the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics using a stolen Russian SS-N-19 warhead.

Happily the NSA intercepted both Michael’s call to MOD and their call to him (on a number he had provided) and the intercepts are now in the hands of MI5.

As Michael’s distinguished Veterans Today colleagues Gordon Duff and Ben Fulford have confirmed on this website, his intelligence briefing to MOD was substantially correct and two warheads, both off an SS-19, were recovered by the US. After inspection the Department of Energy estimated their yield at 20KT.

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  1. There is no statute of limitations on indictable offences in England.

    The murder of an MP at the best of a hostile power is espionage, but not treason, absent a state of war.

    Britain and Germany are in a quasi-war, not a formal state of war.

  2. If The Guardian reporters are helping to cover up GO2’s involvement in the assassination of Jo Cox MP, then they are guilty of being accessories to assassination and to treason, which are both crimes in themselves. What is the statute of limitations on being an accessory, if any?

  3. Even if the pedophile Edward Heath is a german agent he is formost a British citizen. What does this tell us about the Brits ?

  4. Last week, Stefan Molyneux published the MOST enlightening video ever regarding immigration impact on developed nations (already over 130k views). The video has graphs and studys that back the alarming statistics on the heavy costs, be it monetarily, culturally, criminally, spiritually, and beyond — that we NEVER learn of via mainstream sources.

    Since we can only have one link here at VT, I’ll add Stefan’s video, where LINKS to the sources are found in the vid description.

    The Truth About Immigration and Crime…

    And, Mr Shrimpton? “The Boston Marathon terrorist attack, currently the subject of a movie, was a perfect illustration of the cost in blood yada yada…

    You slid this rubbish in as non fiction? It’s no wonder you’ve yet to address my previous questions regarding your thoughts on William Thompkin’s disclosures, though, I did catch your “riveting” interview with Kerry Cassidy/Project Camel-toe a few weeks back!

    Carry on, kind Sir…. 😉

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