was Noel Edmonds right to say britain is now full?
noel edmonds made that comment on twitter in 2016 sometime, referring to the problem of mass immigration a lot of people are concerned about.
was he right? and when will the government do something about the problem of uncontrolled mass immigration?
- Mr. PLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
The problem is that the government can't support the pensions of those living here now, so needs more immigrant new workers paying into it just to satisfy the current demand.
Do you see the problem this creates? In 20 years time they will need even more immigration to pay for those as well.
They have realised the maths doesn't work, so are trying to enforce private pension schemes - which only work if you are employed.
More people doesn't automatically mean more jobs. Usually it just represses wages. So you have higher unemployment, and at the same time lower wages and lower pay into pensions.
I've seen it happen over the last 20 years. Immigration at high levels is not good for anybody living in the country. In other countries it has led to the formation of ghettos and civil war. I hope not here, but tensions are rising.
- IanLv 69 months ago
Current economic systems require growth, and growth requires a steadily rising population. If people choose to have only one or two children, in the current economic system immigration must fill the gap.
Free trade means goods, services and money move freely across borders. People are going to follow the money.
IMO the idea of limitless economic growth on a finite planet is inherently unsustainable, and limitless population growth is just one side of this. Global free trade makes some people very rich but can be very detrimental to many ordinary people's lives, destroying local businesses and forcing a race to the bottom on wages, standards etc.. If you have global free trade , but tough migration control, effectively you create conditions where rich countries have an interest in keeping poor countries poor, the people in them a captive pool of cheap labour.
I have been a migrant for the last 15 years. Migrants are not the problem. The economic systems that encourage them are.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Yes, 💯 %.
There are too many people in Britain stretching our resources.
- LônLv 79 months ago
Yes..... we don't want any more spongers...we have too many as it is.
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- BiffLv 79 months ago
If there were really uncontrolled immigration, all those migrants in France would have just paid to take cross-Channel ferries and Eurostar instead of attempting to stow away on lorries or taking the risk of drowning by crossing in small boats. And the Border Agency wouldn't be checking foreigners arriving by air.
Britain wasn't full enough for there to be enough people to fill Edmonds' 'Crinkly Bottom' theme parks, all of which failed.
- Mr ScepticLv 59 months ago
The last relevant thing Noel Edmonds said was "Blobby, blobby, blobby".
There is no "problem of uncontrolled mass immigration" - it's a figment of your imagination and a weapon of the far-right extremists.
- Anonymous9 months ago
What uncontrolled mass immigration? The U.K. has full control over it’s borders. If they choose not to implement it, then the government must think that the economy benefits from immigration.
After all some people have to work to keep benefit scroungers with first world problem “mental health issues” alive.
You should be ashamed of yourself.