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This is very good indeed

Chakrabortty.

His argument is that 100k dusky blokes striding ashore from small boats is no thing. So, let’s ban superyachts instead.

Both boat related, right?

Astonising that even The Guardian would print that.

11 thoughts on “This is very good indeed”

  1. Truly astonishing that she appears to have read The Man who was Thursday.

    Not the morality or political messaging I would associate with any Guardianista.

  2. This is genuinely great stuff

    Superyachts may be a fringe hobby pursued by those with hundreds of millions to burn. But “small boats” are also a tiny fraction of a far bigger immigration picture in the UK, where an ageing population needs care workers and NHS medics. But put the two boats together in the same picture and you get a larger perspective on the arguments of the nativist right. Sunak, Jenrick and their like accuse migrants of wanting British citizenship without earning it. Yet those Afghans and Iraqis arriving here want only to build a life, to get jobs, raise families.

    If we only get the ISIS and Taliban medical staff then we’ll be ok?

    Oddly I have never seen a shortfall of applicants for medical schools? Perhaps there’s an issue there?

    Oddly he is right that the ‘small boats’ are only a fraction of the picture. Road, rail and air all offer similar opportunities and have gangs regularly using their routes to bring in a city the size of Birmingham annually overall – that’s two london in the next fifteen years assuming exponential growth. As Steve says, If you are white you should watch the latest Scorsese number – it is your future – at least as viewed by Aditya Chakrabortty.

    Certainly we will need to start looking at seizing the property of people like this and Murphy as temporary accommodation for the influx.
    It seems to me to be about the only thing that will make a dent in their delusion.

  3. Yet those Afghans and Iraqis arriving here want only to build a life, to get jobs, raise families.
    Of course they do. That’s why out GDP per capita has been rising so fast since we opened the immigration floodgates. Oh.

    where an ageing population needs care workers and NHS medics
    There are millions on the dole/sickness benefits, why do we need to import cheap labour? Keeps wage costs down for the employers, and of course taxpayers have subsidise them with universal credit.

    Finally, they and their media allies portrayed some of the poorest and most desperate people in the world as dusk-skinned folk devils bringing their foreign religions and culture here in order to take the UK for all it’s got, and trash society along the way.
    At last he gets it. Rotherham anyone?

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    “ Yet those Afghans and Iraqis arriving here want only to build a life, to get jobs, raise families.”

    And we’ve tried to help them build that world in their countries, revealed preference is that their culture says otherwise because they’ve brought their culture here rather than adopting ours.

  5. Unworthy and unappreciative Brits of the deplorable kind are exaggerating about the problems they claim are due to some classes of immigrants. There are plenty of resources for all, let the whole world come if it likes.

  6. Oh dear.

    I seem to have misgendered him. It is quite an androgynous photo.

    where an ageing population needs care workers and NHS medics

    I’m sure all those specially chosen (unless, to quote the Donald, they aren’t sending us their best) Rwandans we’re about to get in return for any boaties who actually board a flight will be in perfect physical condition and won’t need to be shunted to the head of the queue for extensive medical treatment before being shunted to the head of another queue for free housing in the London postcode of their choice. As according to Chaka they’re all bona fide qualified care workers and nhs medics it represents a big win for lucky elderly Brits. Thank you Mr Sunak.

  7. Capt James T. Kirk, Starship Deport The Klingons

    Yet those Klingons arriving here want only to build a life, to get jobs, raise families…

    …stab your sons, rape your daughters, sell drugs, burn down your churches, randomly behead you with bat’leths…

  8. “This strategy will almost certainly not save Tory MPs from electoral annihilation – but in some places, such as the south Wales town of Llanelli, it is sowing hate, driving former Labour voters towards the far right and poisoning the civic soil. Sunak is constructing this moral panic because he hasn’t much else to offer, apart from a few billions in tax cuts. Nothing to bring down NHS waiting lists, or to rebuild schools made of crumbly concrete.”

    It’s funny how people can get things so wrong. This was local people, and the first politician to go public in all of this was Nigel Farage. Rishi and the Cons have only latched on to this because it’s bleeding votes to Reform and they’re desperately hoping that people believe their “THIS TIME. FOR REAL. WE WILL GET AT LEAST 2 FEET ON THE GROUND IN KIGALI” promises.

  9. John said:
    “Truly astonishing that she appears to have read The Man who was Thursday.”

    Indeed. But unfortunately we seem to be living in the world of The Flying Inn.

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