"We have got to change the behaviour and the culture of the incoming community, the Roma community, because there's going to be an explosion otherwise. We all know that...This is the same bloke, who on BBC2's Newsnight programme of 12 November 2003 said that a 172,000-a-year net inflow of immigrants to Britain (about 300,000 foreigners in, 130,000 Britons out) was 'permanently sustainable.'
If everything exploded, if things went really wrong, the community would obviously be devastated. We saw this in Bradford, Burnley and Oldham all those years ago when I first became Home Secretary. We saw that the community itself were the losers...
We've got to be tough and robust in saying to people you are not in a downtrodden village or woodland, because many of them don't even live in areas where there are toilets or refuse collection facilities. You are not there any more, you are here and you've got to adhere to our standards, and to our way of behaving'...
They have been saying there is less than 50,000 Roma in England. The Salford study shows that at a very conservative estimate, there's over 200,000. That they constitute a very large minority."
Asked whether there was any limit on the number of skilled immigrants who should allowed in, Blunkett said:
"No, I see no obvious limit."When asked whether there was a maximum population that could be housed in Britain, he replied:
"I don't think there is."He added:
"It is a crowded island. We've always been a crowded, vigorous island. I see no obvious limit."
"England is nearly twice as crowded as Germany, four times as crowded as France, 12 times as crowded as the US. I can't think what they are doing."Selling us down the river, Andrew. That's what Blunkett and co. were doing. Betraying the British. Now they're trying to pretend they're on our side. Well, trust me, traitors are never on on anybody's side but their own and those who pay their treacherous wages.
Before entering parliament, Blunkett was the leader of a notoriously 'loony left' council. He flew the red flag on top of Sheffield Town Hall, twinned the city with one in Russia and earned it the soubriquets: ‘The People's Republic of Sheffield’ and the ‘Union of Socialist Sheffield Republics.’ (USSR)
In November 2003, he called for membership of the BNP to disqualify anyone becoming a police officer. Speaking on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said:
"It's an area where I can only exercise influence rather than direct power. I do not believe it's tenable for a member of the British National Party to be a police officer in this country."Sure enough, 8 months later, in July 2004, ACPO warned all officers and staff in England and Wales that anyone found to be a member of the BNP would be sacked.
After Blunkett published his diaries and spoke disparagingly of Martin Narey's handling of the 2002 Lincoln Prison riot, The Times quoted Narey (one of many ghastly, PC appointees that proliferated throughout the Blair/Brown era) thus:
"He shrieked at me that he didn't care about lives, told me to call in the Army and 'MACHINE-GUN' THE PRISONERS and, still shrieking, again ordered me to take the prison back immediately. I refused. David hung up… I don't think David was decisive that evening; I think he was reckless."'Shrieking?' 'Reckless?' 'Machine gun' those you don't care for? Sounds like the kind of chap who might vote to go slaughter a million Iraqis and impose the riotous, non-toilet-trained third world hordes upon us to me. You know, 'Bradford, Burnley and Oldham' (and future Sheffield) types? Those who 'don't even live in areas where there are toilets?'
Check out what Andrew Neather, a former Blunkett aide, says about the secret policy of mass immigration that Blunkett was at the heart of here.
Check out what Leo McKinstry thinks about the sudden conversion of Blunkett and Straw to latter day 'racists' here.