“We must control how many people come into the country… We have to be much better at finding illegal immigrants and getting them out.Nice, unusually reassuring words from a Prime Minister, Dave. Even though I, as a British Nationalist, would go much further. Thing is. you won't be making good on them, will you? By the time the next election comes round, you'll have reduced the immigration figures a tad and you'll claim a victory of sorts because of that. But all the while the black/white quotient will be evolving to the detriment of the original inhabitants of this island. And the immigrant and half-breed will be encouraged and promoted whilst the indigenous are demeaned and discouraged.
Levels of immigration can return to where they were in the 1980s and 90s, a time when immigration was not a front rank political issue. I believe that will mean net migration to this country will be in the order of tens of thousands each year, not the hundreds of thousands every year that we have seen over the last decade… not thousands of people box-ticking their way into the UK. In short, A SYSTEM THAT ACTUALLY CONTROLS MIGRATION FOR THE GOOD OF THIS COUNTRY…
FORCED MARRIAGE IS LITTLE MORE THAN SLAVERY… To force someone into marriage is completely wrong. And I strongly believe this is a problem we should not shy away from addressing. But I know that there is a worry that criminalisation could make it less likely that those at risk will come forward.
So, as a first step, I am announcing today that we will criminalise the breach of Forced Marriage Prevention Orders. IT'S RIDICULOUS THAT AN ORDER MADE TO STOP A FORCED MARRIAGE ISN'T ENFORCED WITH THE FULL RIGOUR OF THE CRIMINAL LAW. And I am also asking the Home Secretary to consult on making forcing someone to marry an offence in its own right, working closely with those who provide support to women forced into marriage to make sure that such a step would not prevent or hinder them from reporting what has happened to them…
We will make migrants wait longer, to show they really are in a genuine relationship before they can get settlement… And we'll also impose stricter and clearer tests on the genuineness of a relationship, including the ability to speak the same language and to know each other's circumstances.
WE WILL ALSO END THE RIDICULOUS SITUATION WHERE A REGISTRAR WHO KNOWS A MARRIAGE IS A SHAM STILL HAS TO PERFORM THE CEREMONY… For too long, they have been overlooked in this debate. And it's time to do right by them… How do we know when we are getting immigration right? It's when we are getting the right people we need for our economy and when all those who come here do so for genuine reasons and join with the rest of society in making our country stronger, richer and more secure. That's the kind of immigration I want. And that's the kind of immigration this Government will deliver.”
Nice words, Dave. Shame you don't mean them.