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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.