Britons fear race violence

17 April 2008, BBC News:

Almost two-thirds of people in Britain fear race relations are so poor tensions are likely to spill over into violence, a BBC poll has suggested.

Of the 1,000 people asked, 60% said the UK had too many immigrants and half wanted foreigners encouraged to leave ...

Equality and Human Rights Commission head Trevor Phillips said the findings were "alarming".

... three out of four people thought there was now a great deal or a fair amount of tension between races and nationalities.

And almost two in three feared tension was certain or likely to lead to violence, although it is not clear whether people are imagining full-blown street riots or minor scuffles.

Mr Phillips told BBC News: "What worries me is if that friction starts to catch fire - if people do genuinely believe it's going to catch fire then we're in trouble.

"This finding may reflect not what is happening today but the story that's been told of the last 40 years - that if you get people of different kinds together then eventually there's going to be trouble."

The survey was commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of Enoch Powell's infamous "rivers of blood" speech, in which he described the indigenous population's "sense of alarm and resentment" over immigration ...

Asked if they thought immigration meant their local area didn't feel like Britain any more, a quarter of the sample agreed - double the amount who felt this three years ago.

Six out of 10 said immigration had made parts of Britain feel like a foreign country ...

He said: "That is why 2008 sees the biggest shake-up to immigration and border security in 45 years, with a points system like the one in Australia and new rules to make people earn their stay in the UK, including speaking English and abiding by our rules.

"That is what is going to make our immigration system fit for the future."
You stupid Brits, stop worrying, the Aussie point system is gonna solve everything. It's paradise down here, yup, no immigrant troubles at all ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What they forgot to add was under EUSSR rules the points system is already outdated just more BS.
this is an december 1999 i came to live in this Northern town because it was friendly and the folk were 100% Britons unlike the south east of England.
2008 The town now resembles Africa with a few hundred stray gypsies from Rumania.
Nobody will convince me that this is what we need in an area of now high unemployment with yet more pouring in.
Phillips and the BBC with their forever pushing of multiculture now fear what they helped to create.
Phillips spouts anti racism then we find his own employment agency is for non whites only it's name RARE....Irony.
Attacks on young white men is growing also rapes of young girls!
So far a lid by censorship is held down tight but it's now starting to rattle i'd say this is what has caused the comments, the population complain over and over each time ignored.
There is growing anger, we just seem to pay the bills getting nothing in return the Fabians are getting their way too much.
Burying innocent young lads or fathers beaten to death by thugs is not what England was meant to become.
Swap shop. either Labour or Tories is not Democracy!
Racial violence has never stopped in the London areas what's feared is should Brits decide to join in!
100 knife attacks in London since the start of 2008 13 teens killed if thats' not violence then what is?