Crisis, it seems, looms around every corner of our society. Yet the main contributing factor to all our woes is never even hinted at by politicians or mainstream media. It is the crisis that cannot be mentioned because in its rawest form it smacks of racism and prejudice. But this crisis is not a crisis of colour, race, religion or culture. It is simply that there is a population crisis in this country and politicians and the media shy away from the subject for fear of being accused of racism or xenophobia.
You can fill a pint glass to the brim but to drink the ale it contains will result in a certain amount of spillage. This spillage is a mess to be cleaned up. The glass was overfilled, as the country is now overfull, resulting in a mess that we term ‘crisis’. A heavy-handed analogy, I grant you, yet as public houses are in crisis, too, appropriate to the subject.
Our country is small in area mass compared to most of the countries in the E.U. and like the pint glass its borders cannot be stretched and the laws of physics cannot be bent as Dr.Who achieves with the Tardis. The population of Great Britain in 2016 was just over 65 million. Australia lags well behind with only 24 million. At 65-million the infrastructure of the country is teetering toward collapse yet it seems we can accept 200,000 more people a year into the country. Pouring a quart into a pint pot comes to mind.
The math tells me that no amount of money thrown at the N.H.S., or the roads, on housing or care for the elderly, will ever be enough to right the ailing ship. There is simply too many people living in our country. Not too many foreigners, just too many people. At what number will it be admitted that the country is full to over-capacity? 70-milion, perhaps. 80-million? 85-million? 100-million? Because the number will only rise, even if we cut immigration to 100,000 a year. Or as low as 100 a year.
This is not about refusing to help those in need of help. It is about helping people before they set out on their 1,000 mile walk to a hoped-for better future. Albanians should have the right to happiness, welfare and all the trappings of civilisation in Albania; they should not have to leave family and home in an attempt to achieve a peaceful existence. Where is ‘Joy to the World’ once Christmas is over?
Our politicians, the politicians of the world, are useless. They only react to situations, they do nothing to prevent poverty, famine or war. What is the point of the United Nations if the member countries do not unite in preventing crisis around the world?
I have no problem with a qualified doctor or engineer from any part of the world applying for a post in this country. What is wrong is the coach-loads of foreign people turning up at our border posts without a job to go to, without a home to go to, and expecting our overstretched welfare state to sort out their lives for them. Our country is bursting at the seams and yet the E.U. demand we take any number of the hopelessly dispossessed. If the E.U. existed to improve the lives of the citizens within its borders it would take as its starting point the improvement of medical and welfare facilities in each of the countries that comprise the Union and not encourage people to roam Europe in search of something better than can be found in their home countries. The so-called housing crisis is a man-made crisis, it is not a natural disaster and those of us who oppose the E.U. should not be made to feel guilty for not wanting our country fattened to bursting point by an influx of people who would be better served through being helped in their own countries.
To my mind 65-million people is beyond what our country can healthily support. We should look to cut the number by 10-million over the next decade. But never should we turn our back on foreign nationals in need of help. We should though provide our aid and assistance in their countries. We should not be assisting the E.U. with its clandestine policy of denationalising each and every country within its union so as to make a federal continent of Europe more easily achieved. Enough is enough!