April - May 2005
Letters to the Editor
The Immigration Debate
The recent debate on immigration prompted by the Rt. Hon Michael Howard
QC MP is not intended as an election gimmick, but as a warning to those
who believe that we can sustain the present level of immigration for the
As a non- white immigrant, I would like to inform my fellow Britons that
those who just wish to curb the Black and Asian immigration will in the
end score an own goal. All that glitters is not gold. It is the Asian and
Black immigrants who work above average and get jobs which pay below average.
They give Britain a competitive edge in the world. Today, the British economy
is booming because the Asians and Blacks are punching above their weight
for the success of us all. If it weren’t for these communities, the
British health, transport and catering industries would come to an abrupt
halt. There are many who come to Britain for cherry picking, whereas these
communities underpin British stability.
I can say with confidence that Asians and Blacks are more loyal to the
Crown and country than Germans, French and the like. It is also with these
communities that we have historic links and when the chips were down, only
these communities stood shoulder to shoulder and helped defend the empire
and the free world with their blood and sacrifices more than any other
community I can think of.
It is also these communities who make Britain an interesting place to live.
Imagine our food without "curry " and music without "Reggae".
These successes are not confined to Britain but are now exported across
the world from here. Indian food and spices, which are manufactured in
Britain, are making their way across Europe and America on a daily basis.
The ethnic music is also creating wealth and employment for Britain apart
from enriching our cultural lives.
We should all be grateful to those unsung hero who take less out and put
more in. I can mention many whites that give nothing back to Britain except
a bad name in the world. Without these loyal citizens, our numbers will
shrink and in turn our influence within the European Community with fewer
MEPs. With the aging population there will be fewer people generating wealth
to pay for their upkeep, so lets not bite our nose to spite our face.
Dr Rami Ranger FRSA
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