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7 out of 10 Brits say there are too many immigrants.

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anotheoldgit | 12:51 Fri 05th Aug 2011 | News
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http://www.dailymail....seven-10-Britons.html

How many ABers think that there are far too many immigrants in the UK?

If you are one who doesn't think that there are, then do you also think that our NHS, Schools, and transport facilities, are perfectly adequate to cope with the ever increasing number of immigrants?

If you are one who thinks that enough is enough, what are the direct disadvantages of accepting these numbers into our country?

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Do you believe "There Are Too Many Immigrants"?

  • Yes. - 95 votes
  • 71%
  • No. - 39 votes
  • 29%

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I often wonder who AOG classes as immigrants. Is it 'anyone' not born in the UK?
The last three occassions I was in hospital most of the staff were immigrants but then so were most of the patients.

ummmmm //It's not the immigrants....it's the system that needs changing. //
In what way would you change it ?
Well...my cousins husband came here from Trinidad. His mother was already here. It took him years to finally get a work permit.

The system might have changed since then. They've been married for about 6 years now. Surely though, it would be best to let them work while a decision is being made.
sandy //There are nowhere near enough immigrants. Apart from adding diversity to our grey nation they, and the taxes they pay, will be needed to help keep us all in our decrepitude.//

Sandy Assuming you are right who is going to look after the immigrants when they join the grey brigade and who is going to look after the immigrants who look after the immigrants who looked after the immigrants ....................?
It is that arguement which has caused the explosion growth throughout the world .
I think yes, we are only a very small island.
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Seven Key Facts courtesy of Migration Watch UK.

Net immigration quadrupled to 237,000 a year between 1997 and 2007. In 2009 it was 196,000. 3 million immigrants have arrived since 1997.

A migrant still arrives almost
every minute.

We must build a new home every six minutes for new migrants.

England is already, with Holland, the most crowded country in Europe
(except Malta)

Immigration will add 7 million to the population of England in the next 24 years - that is
7 times the population
of Birmingham.

To keep the population
of the UK, now 61.2 million, below 70 million, net immigration must be reduced by 50,000 a year. With balanced migration it would peak at about 65 million.

Revised September 2010
Fixed the results: Looks like we reflect the general population here. A terrifying prospect!

Have a good weekend everyone.
Of course there are too many immigrants. How many more can our small island sustain? Where I live, hardly anyone passing me when I am out speaks English and this is not an exaggeration. And to my great distress there have been a gang of Poles here recently taking swans and ducks off the river (probably to eat) and one swan was so distraught at losing her mate, she was just wasting away. The police are trying to find them. They think it is Ok to come to this country and do such things, but it is illegal to kill these birds and they have no right to come here and think they can do as they please like this.
I was speaking to 3 immigrants this evening and they also said we have too many .
but unfortunately they have remained in close communities in urban ateas where there are already higher levels of problems with schools,social services, worklessness etc meaning services in certain areas are placed under additional strain. There are still places in the uk where a person from an immigrant background seems a real rarity... not a question of numbers but of distribution I suspect
I've mentioned this before...
Last time I was in the UK I was pleasantly surprised at the courteous and helpful service I received in most shops - so much better than it was 11 years ago when I left. I mentioned this to someone at the company I was visiting and they said "Yes, but how many of those helpful, courteous people were British?", and I realised then, that the vast majority were immigrants.

As far as I'm concerned the UK is a far nicer place with immigrants, and it would be improved even more, if a number of the whining, xenophobic, lazy, surly, ill-mannered Brits were kicked out.
I wish i could say the same, most of the businesses in our area are now owned, managed by immigrants, many can't be understood, if you can get them to say anything at all, other than hand you your change, and nine times out of ten, they will be on the phone, usually a mobile when serving you, neither a pleasant or helpful situation.
" do you also think that our NHS, Schools, and transport facilities, are perfectly adequate to cope with the ever increasing number of immigrants?"

If there weren't immigrants, where would all the people of foreign extraction currently WORKING in the NHS, schools and transport facilities find themselves? What do you classify as immigrants? I worked in the past with someone from Norway. How do you define non-immigrants? Second and third generation families of (for example) Ugandan Asians aren't immigrants, they're British citizens.
(I'm not being confrontational, I just dislike surveys without proper definitions.)
Our poll seems to fit the Daily Mail figures. I believe there is an e-petition on the governments web site about immigration if you can ever get onto it. As we are all in it together I wonder how the government will take this up?
I asked this question to ten people in my street and they all said Nie
Bradcashman38.

What you seem to forget in your (very badly written) answer is that, yes, immigrants have come to this country for thousands of years. However, those immigrants didn't get free housing, child benefit (to send back to their homeland), more money in benefits than most of the indiginous working population and all brand new mod cons (because second hand goods would be demeaning to their human rights).

Those immigrants had to work to earn a living and that vast majority of them did. The same can't be said for today's economic migrants.
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/// Fixed the results: Looks like we reflect the general population here. A terrifying prospect! ///

Why is reflecting the general population a terrifying prospect?

It's called 'popular public opinion', or the majority voice.

In this case it seems that the majority have overruled the minority for a change.
>>Trim - "I'd be dead now if it wasn't for immigrants ... "

? ? ?
Along with Amy's reply which I agree with, I would like to add that she's correct in saying that the immigrants who came way back when had to work for their living so they contributed towards prosperity of this country. There was no NHS, no benefits, nothing they could obtain for free, they had to work to keep themselves and their families. For a lot of the migrants/immigrants now this is not the case, so not only can we not sustain the numbers due to limited space here, we cannot sustain their prescence when they need benefits and health care because they haven't and some are still not, paying into the system. We cannot ignore that over population will drain all the services and housing needs let alone make our island eventually so overcrowded that the prospect of that doesn't bear thinking about.
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/// As far as I'm concerned the UK is a far nicer place with immigrants, and it would be improved even more, if a number of the whining, xenophobic, lazy, surly, ill-mannered Brits were kicked out.///

Since it seems obvious that you do not live in the UK, you cannot speak with any experience of living here full time.

That being so then you also have no experience of the problems of mass immigration into this country.

The stabbings, the shootings, the gang warfare, the human trafficking, Drugs, and the increased criminality to name a few of the problems, and that is before we start on the problems to the infrastructure.

And your reference to Brits being kicked out of our own country speaks volumes of the way non-Brits would wish to take over our country fully, given half the chance.

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