He has no pleasure in being proven right all along.
Vlad Tepes (paraphrased): ”One would think that in a multi-cultural society, the host culture would have some relevance as well.”
Oh, the irony… For years I was accused of being racist – just for warning about immigration. Now I’m being made a Lord: The expert who told the truth about migrants can, at last, have his say
Worrying trend: Shortly after Labour took over in 1997, net migration quadrupled and remained very high thereafter. Above, police used tear gas to contain a disturbance caused by immigrants in Calais this week
- Andrew Green co-founded MigrationWatch with Professor Coleman in 2001
- At the time, there was widespread fear of being accused of racism
- An article in the Daily Mirror implied Mr Green was linked to the Ku Klux Klan
- But now the public are demanding action and they will not be ignored
- Immigration will add 12 million to our population in the next 20 years
It is remarkable that I, a campaigner against mass immigration, should this week have been granted a life peerage. A decade ago that would have been unthinkable, but the fact that it is now happening is a measure of how much attitudes have changed.
It has certainly taken a while. When I co-founded MigrationWatch with Professor David Coleman in 2001, nobody wanted to touch the subject. There was a widespread fear of being accused of racism that the Left were only too willing to exploit, and still are.
You might call it the ‘Rotherham syndrome’: if the matter touches on race, don’t touch it.
Now things are rather different. Immigration is right up there as an issue. The public are demanding action and they will not be fobbed off. I have long felt that this was a hugely important issue for our country and one that really needed to be addressed. The people who suffered the effects of mass immigration were not the chattering classes who mainly benefit from it but working class people who had no voice, especially as the trades unions were struck dumb.
So, when I retired as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, I set about establishing a small think-tank, mainly of volunteers, to make the facts better known and the impacts on ordinary people better understood.
We make it our business to examine official figures as impartially as we can, and then publish our findings.