Wednesday, 16 April 2008


Despite the ‘sensationalist’ headlines, a report this week says that eastern European immigrants to the UK have not caused an increase in crime. Rates among immigrant populations are the same as the rest of the population.
Of course they are – at present. But an indication is given by an acceptance that some forms of organized robbery and tensions between communities ARE higher. These are the first indicators that the level WILL rise.
I say this because it is the way of history. Yes, most immigrants from anywhere to any country are law-abiding, but always a criminal element comes with them, and organizes a criminal fraternity. Think Mafia.
This is as inevitable as night follows day.

© Anthony North, April 2008

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Sandee (Comedy +) said...

We have the same issues here. Ours aren't legal immigrants but illegal aliens. Our jails and prisons have many of these same folks too. I agree that most that come here legally are law abiding. Our issue is we don't know who these folks really are. They buy fake Social Security numbers and drivers licenses. It's ugly. Have a great day Anthony. :)

anthonynorth said...

Hi Sandee,
Yes, this has always been the story of migration. I accept that - we have little choice. It's the hypocrisy of govt I dislike, who try to smooth over the reality.

forgetfulone said...

I think you're pretty much right. While some of the illegal immigrants engage in crime, most work jobs, hard jobs, that Americans don't want anyway.

anthonynorth said...

Hi Forgetfulone,
Yes, most are certainly hard working, and it's the same in the UK. Some jobs people won't do any more.