Two problems compounded one on top of the other.
Of course it hasn’t been about race, but about the survival of the West as we know it. Islam and the inundation of tens of millions of 3rd world migrants in Europe. Both problems while change the face of Europe forever if the trajectory isn’t changed soon, with many saying the tipping point having already been reached awhile ago.
That’s almost exactly the population of London, our capital city. Think about it. It’s an astonishing figure. Enough to fill Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium more than 100 times over.
This is a direct result of Labour’s cynical, politically-motivated decision to tear up our border controls and ‘scour the world for immigrants’, in the memorable words of the odious Peter Mandelson.
And despite the Tories’ broken promise — which they knew perfectly well they couldn’t possibly honour — to reduce the flow of migrants to the ‘tens of thousands’, still they keep coming.
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: This has never been about race… 8million foreign newcomers is far too many for a small country like Britain to absorb
Eight million. Doesn’t sound much, especially if you say it quickly. Sting’s just sold his Central London pad for £19 million.
Even that’s no big deal. Yesterday we learned that there are now 715,000 paper millionaires in Britain, thanks to the relentless rise in property prices.
No wonder ITV scrapped Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. These days the jackpot would be worth little more than the modern equivalent of a Blankety Blank cheque book and pen, just about enough to buy you a small shed overlooking the South Circular Road.
There are now 715,000 paper millionaires in Britain, thanks to the relentless rise in property prices. No wonder ITV scrapped Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
When it comes to money, a million is increasingly meaningless. A round of drinks. The national debt is measured in trillions, not millions. The news bulletins bandy around billions every day, and we all just shrug.
But when it refers to people, not pounds, we really should sit up and take notice.
It has just been revealed that the number of people who were born abroad and are now living in Britain has hit a staggering 8.3 million.