Thursday, 29 March 2012
New CITY in ENGLAND! Why?
Sometimes two stories appear in the press which need to be considered together.
Take this one written by Sir Andrew Green:-
"At the beginning of March Migration Watch published a short paper summarising some of the key facts about the impact of immigration on our population, jobs, housing and education.....
Amid the welter of detail on immigration, it is vital to keep three points firmly in mind:
The first is that immigration on the present scale is an entirely new phenomenon in Britain’s history. Talk of Britain being 'a nation of immigrants' is simply a fallacy promoted by the immigration lobby. In fact, we are one of the most stable societies in the world. We have had no invasion for nearly a thousand years, nor have we had a civil war for more than three hundred years.
Indeed, there have been only two numerically significant migrations to England since the Norman invasion in 1066. The first was the Huguenot migration in the 16th and 17th centuries and the second was the Jewish migration of the 19th and 20th centuries. Neither amounted to more than a tiny percentage of the population at the time and both were spread over a period of fifty years or more.
For many years, there was a net outflow to North America and to the Empire. Indeed, there was virtually no net immigration to the UK until the mid 1990s. It is only in the last dozen years or so that net immigration has shot up five fold from about 50,000 a year to 250,000 in 2010. If this is allowed to continue, it will drive the population of the UK to 70 million in just 16 years time. That means roughly an extra 5 million due to immigration – equivalent to building a city the size of Birmingham every three years just for new immigrants.
Second, there can be no doubt that all this is the result of deliberate Labour policy. It is impossible to admit 3.5 million people in twelve years just by mistake. This was confirmed in an article in the Evening Standard in October 2009 by a former speech writer for Blair, Straw and Blunkett. He revealed that mass immigration 'didn’t just happen; the deliberate policy of Ministers from late 2000 until February 2008 was to open up the UK to mass immigration'. He added that there was 'a driving political purpose; that mass immigration was the way that the government was going to make the UK multicultural'.
(Third), the scale of this immigration will bite everywhere – on maternity services, primary schools, housing and the health service. We are only just beginning to see those effects. And there is, of course, very little money to tackle them."
Then consider this from the Sunday Telegraph (25th March):-
"“Countryside planning revolution: 'new city' proposed for Midlands
A “new city” has been proposed for the English countryside as radical planning powers are to be unveiled by ministers.
Up to 100,000 homes would be built on green belt in the Midlands near the controversial High Speed 2 rail route as part of a dramatic expansion of housing.
The plan, disclosed by Andrew McNaughton, the chief engineer of HS2, would exploit the new and highly controversial National Planning Policy Framework, which aims to simplify Britain’s planning laws, increase economic growth and provide homes for Britain’s booming population.
If it goes ahead, the development would effectively obliterate the open countryside east of Birmingham to create Britain’s longest continuous conurbation, stretching 40 miles from Coventry to the far side of Wolverhampton.
The planning framework will be published on Tuesday by ministers who want a new age of “pro-growth” planning. It was described by one Whitehall source last night as “the most radical business deregulation there has ever been”.
Meanwhile, new official figures analysed by The Sunday Telegraph show that two million homes are expected to be built by 2020 to meet demand fuelled by a massive population rise.
Most of the growth is predicted to take place outside major cities and will see England’s population rise by 4.4 million — the equivalent of more than half the population of London.
London itself would have a “second Docklands” development in the west of the city, said Prof McNaughton.
Details of the proposed new city close to the HS2 rail link were revealed in a speech in Derby by Prof McNaughton, who is the chief engineer of the company set up by the Government to force through the high-speed link from London to Birmingham.
A Whitehall source confirmed that the proposed new city close to HS2 was a “strong contender” for substantial development as it would be “extremely central and well-connected”. The development could be 20 times the size of the abortive “eco-towns” considered by Gordon Brown, the former Labour prime minister, and axed by the Coalition.
Prof McNaughton, who holds posts at Imperial College, London, and Nottingham University, also raised the prospect of a major expansion to Birmingham Airport, which could be rebranded “London Birmingham” because the travel time to the capital using the high-speed link would be shorter than the time taken to travel from London to Stansted.
The population forecasts, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show the UK population rising from 62.3 million in 2010 to 67.2 million in 2020.
The bulk of the increase, 4.4 million, will come in England. Of these, one million will be in London; 600,000 in the nine next biggest cities; and 2.8 million in smaller cities, towns and the countryside.
Based on an official Government estimate that the average household size will be 2.2 people by 2020, it means that two million homes will be needed throughout England, of which 1.3 million will be required to be built outside the main cities.
To meet demand, 59,000 new homes would be needed in Essex; 55,000 in Kent; 49,000 in Hertfordshire; 37,000 in Lincolnshire and 26,000 in Cambridgeshire.
The forecasts support the Government’s case for a shake-up of Britain’s planning system, which has faced heavy opposition from the National Trust, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and environmental groups.
The population forecasts suggest that the annual supply of new homes needs to double to meet demand. A breakdown of the forecasts from the ONS shows that rural towns in the east of England and Midlands will see the most rapid population growth. Boston, Corby and Northampton are all set to grow in size by between 17 per cent and 19 per cent by 2020.”"
So there we have it! The British Government is planning massive concreting over of English Countryside to satisfy demand caused by mass immigration.
But what is the profit in this for the Conservative leadership? We have had a clue over the weekend but here is the dirt on that! (If the link isn't active copy and paste this >>> http://robintilbrook.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/planning-laws-re-written-to-benefit.html)
But, given the current back-tracking caused by the "Cash for Access" scandal, it is also worth bearing in mind the famous quotation from another Cameron, who once said:- "An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought"!
Where does that leave our "Right Honourable" 'Dave' Donald Cameron PM?