Conservative MP David Davies says new figures showing international migration is the main cause of UK population growth is a sign the government is not doing enough to stop people coming in. These are his views and not talkRADIO’s
One of the ironies of population growth through migration is that we’re going to have to build something like the size of a city every year.
It means more roads, more houses, more shops and people and all the rest of it.
And yet every time anyone sticks in a planning permission for any of these things, it’s going to get knocked back by all sorts of community groups, including the very people who will be writing and emailing demanding that we do more to welcome migrants into the United Kingdom.
This is one of the great ironies.
There’s a liberal activist in Monmouthshire complaining about the fact that they were going to build 100 houses in a village there, saying it’s an absolute outrage and that they don’t want these houses anywhere near the village.
But that same person is sending me emails along the line of ‘we welcome refugees, we welcome more migrants, we must stay in the European Union, freedom of movement’ and all that thing.
What is wrong with these people?
They cannot understand that if you have open borders, you allow anyone who wants to come in here from the European Union and you welcome everyone else from the rest of the world.
It’s going to mean that you have to build more houses and more roads and more offices and more shops and all the rest of it.
And yet these are the very same people that are going to be the first to ride the placards of protest.
We don’t really do enough to stop people coming in. There’s this idea that we’re maintaining strong security at the borders. I don’t think we are at all.
I think people are coming in under all sorts of guises and then just staying here, and it’s virtually impossible to get people out once they’re in.
And as soon as you do they’ll say that they’re facing terrible oppression and all the rest of it - and their word has to be believed.