Immigration is a natural and healthy part of an open economy and society but, for it to be of net benefit, some conditions have to be met. The number and quality of immigrants have to be controlled so that undue strain is not placed on our public services or social fabric. As hosts, it is reasonable that we expect immigrants to be of good character, have desirable skills, obey our laws, show respect for our culture, and overall make a positive effort to integrate. Recent influxes of decent Poles and other Eastern Europeans have shown how this can succeed, in places where migrant numbers are not too high. However, starting with the last Labour government in 1997 and abetted by the EU's insistence on free movement, these conditions have all become massively breached and profound harm is now being inflicted on the UK by unsustainable levels and a lower quality of immigration. Every year a quarter to a third of a million migrants net bloat the UK population, roughly half from the EU and half from outside the EU. Fuelled by mass immigration, England has become the most overcrowded major country in Europe. Four times as many people will soon be crammed in as France and twice as many as Germany.
Coerced by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, the EU abandoned its external borders and immigration laws in 2015 to allow a flood of 2½ to 3 million non-European migrants into EU countries. This human tsunami, overwhelmingly young Muslim males - of working, or fighting age - included not only genuine refugees fleeing war in Syria and Iraq, but also a multitude of other illegal migrants from North Africa and Asia. Hopefully many are simply economic chancers, but evidence suggests there is a significant cohort on Islamic hijra, namely migration to conduct jihad in the name of Allah. The profound threat to European security and Christian civilization from unfettered Muslim immigration is really not too difficult to assess. The majority of these 'Merkel migrants' are unskilled and unemployed, placing an enormous burden on the welfare systems of their host countries. They commit a disproportionate amount of crime, especially sexual assault and rape, and show little desire to integrate with indigenous populations. When they gain EU citizenship, they can travel throughout the EU. Eight to ten million migrants may still be on the way to Europe. Yet mass migration is no solution to world poverty.
By late 2015, several EU states had to defy the EU's Schengen rules and reintroduce border checks to try to unilaterally control the migration crisis. Yet the EU now wants a return to open borders by the end of 2017, despite the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean continuing to rise, huge public disapproval, and when Turkish authorities increasingly threaten to renege on a border deal that has lessened the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe. By properly leaving the EU, the UK will regain full control of its borders, allowing Britons to decide who is accepted into, or deported from, our country, and for what reason. The government must grasp this opportunity to return immigration to sustainable levels and raise the quality and integration level of the immigrants we host.
Gaining a grasp of the statistics which quantitatively describe the migrant phenomenon is essential. Far too many media reports focus on selective 'human interest' snapshots and ignore the overall scale of the threat to European civilization. Watch the interactive map of the flow of asylum seekers to Europe, based on data from the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), to gain an immediate impression of what we are dealing with. Remember that migrants who live for a few years and gain EU citizenship in any member state will then have an automatic right to move throughout the bloc. Also, Berlin has admitted that it has little success in sending migrants back to the EU states responsible for them - the 'safe' countries they first arrived in from their homelands.
EU countries plus Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications in 2016, just fewer than the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.
The vast majority are migrants, not genuine refugees:
UN data reveals that 73% of migrants arriving via the Mediterranean into Europe are adult men. They are mostly young, well fed and clothed; many carry smartphones and often they demonstrate coordinated group behaviour. This is the very demographic group which would normally be greatly depleted in areas of conflict, as young men fight and die for their country.
Only one in every five migrants who claimed asylum in Europe in 2015 was from Syria, according to the EU's own data; most were not refugees from war but illegal economic opportunists.
According to the UNHCR, only 2.65% of the migrants who arrived in Italy during 2016 were granted asylum as genuine refugees.
Only one in five migrants who entered Austria in 2016 was a "real refugee".
Most 'refugees' arriving in Germany claim to be Syrian, but many are lying. Only 34% of those applying for asylum in Germany during 2015 were from Syria.
Finland found that more than three-quarters of its immigrants were adult males, and only 2% actually came from Syria.
Three quarters of so-called 'child asylum seekers' made to undergo medical tests to prove their age in Denmark have been found to be adults.
The migrants who are invisible or who have disappeared:
In Germany half a million migrants who arrived over an 18 month period failed to register with authorities. The missing are either working on the black market or involved in the criminal underworld.
Half of the migrants who arrived in Italy during 2016 simply "disappeared".
Low skills, unemployment and the welfare burden:
Germany admits that 67% to 75% of their migrants face long-term unemployment and a life on benefits; their employment rate stands at just 17%. Germany spent more than €20 billion on 'refugees and migrants' in 2016. Over half a million asylum seekers receive some kind of welfare benefit from the German state.
Of all totally dependent families in Denmark - married couples where both partners are on state benefits - 84% are migrants of "non-Western origin". In total, a third of all welfare payments in Denmark goes to these migrants.
Only 8% of migrants to Germany have academic qualifications of any kind and 81% are unskilled, many of whom will go straight onto unemployment benefits.
Almost 163,000 people applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, but only 494 or 0.3% managed to find a job.
The population of the UK was 65.6 million in mid-2016, with England's population alone now being over 55 million for the first time. The population grew by 0.8%, or 538,100 people, in one year. Net migration accounted for 62.4% of this population rise.
Though decreasing, the figure of ¼ million a year net migration to the UK is still wildly unsustainable. At least, after the Brexit decision, EU migration has fallen significantly, but non-EU migration - which we have always had full control of - remains stubbornly high, especially the disproportionate amount from Asia. Official data on National Insurance number registrations shows far high numbers than might be expected: "In [year ending] March 2017, there were 593,000 National Insurance number (NINo) registrations by EU nationals (down 6% on the previous year) and 191,000 by non-EU nationals (down 2% on the previous year)". The government has not adequately explained the discrepancy between NINo and migration figures. There is a distinct possibility that true net migration is much higher than the official estimates.
More than 1.2 million illegal immigrants are already living in Britain, predominantly after overstaying their visas. Between 150,000 and 250,000 people 'drop off the radar' every year and linger illegally. Official figures are not published and Home Office estimates for illegal immigrants are kept secret to avoid political embarrassment. In the UK, 36% of all asylum applications from 2004 to 2014 were made by illegal migrants and overstayers, many of whom are simply economic opportunists determined to abuse the British system.
Home Office figures reveal that 45% of 'child' asylum seekers over the last decade have been found to be over 18. Even worse, in the year to September 2015, 65% were actually adults. Caring for them as children would have cost councils and local taxpayers tens of millions of pounds a year. Despite widespread concerns, the Home Office advises its staff to only challenge the age of a 'child' migrant if they look "at least 25-years-old". At April 2016, there were 4,210 unaccompanied asylum seeking children in England, 93% male and only 7% female; 75% were aged 16 and over.
One in seven of the 2¾ million EU migrants of working age living in the UK - a total of 390,000 - are unemployed or 'inactive'. Migrants from Europe are costing the British taxpayer £1.2 billion a year, or £3¼ million a day, with those from Eastern Europe having a particularly large impact.
One in six of allEU births now take place in the UK, and more than a quarter of the children born in the UK now have a foreign mother. Taking into account the children born to future immigrants, it is projected that the UK population will increase by 20 million over the next 50 years and by 29 million over the next 75 years. This growth will be almost entirely due to immigration and lead to enormous pressure on the UK's infrastructure and environment, particularly regarding housing and healthcare. Expectant mothers from outside the UK have cost the NHS £1.3 billion in maternity care in the last decade and surging numbers of foreign nationals has led to NHS doctors taking on an extra 1.5 million patients in the past three years alone.
Muslims are breeding at a much higher rate than the populations of developed countries. In 1970, the population of the developed world was double that of the Islamic world, representing 30% and 15% of the global population respectively. By 2015, the developed world's share had slumped to 17% and the Islamic world's share had jumped ahead, to 23%.
Despite the much vaunted worldwide Islamic umma, the rich Gulf States like Saudia Arabia, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE have accepted very few, if any, refugees or migrants. These states do not wish theirpolitical and cultural security put at risk. However, some have thrown money at the problem. For example, Saudis offered to build 200 mosques in Germany for migrants, to further propagate their trenchant Wahhabism flavour of Islam.
Despite Islamic Turkey welshing on a previous agreement, the desperate EU elite allowed itself to be blackmailed into another deal to reduce migrant flow. Signed in March 2016, it promised:
Migrants who came to Greece from Turkey would be sent back. For every migrant returned, a Syrian would be resettled from Turkey into the EU.
Renewed talks on Turkish accession to EU membership.
Visa liberalization for 81 million Turks provided Turkey met certain conditions.
Despite the best attempts of most authorities and media to deny, suppress and obscure information, it is now established (for example, from German and Swedish data) that the recent - overwhelmingly Muslim - migrants to the EU are committing disproportionately high numbers of crimes in the countries they have reached. Members of the public, and especially women, are being seriously put at risk by the downplaying of these crimes, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments. Significant infiltration of migrants by Islamic jihadists can hardly be doubted. Seven of the ten November 2015 Paris attackers and some of the March 2016 Brussels attackers entered Europe while posing as migrants. Looking in more detail:
80% of the migrants who arrived in Germany between January and April 2016 had no passport, and more than 4,000 people who entered the country during that period are now on Germany's 'most wanted' list.
In Germany, migrants accounted for 8.6% of all criminal suspects in 2016, an increase of 53% in a year. Crimes motivated by Islamism increased by 13.7%. It is estimated that over 400,000 crimes were committed by migrants in 2015, with 2016 likely to show a significant increase. All of Germany's federal states have experienced a surge in migrant crime, and local police in many parts of the country admit that they are stretched to the limit and are unable to maintain law and order. The Einzelfall map shows the crimes committed by migrants across Germany and attempts to expose cover-ups by the authorities.
Immigrants are behind 9 of 10 shootings in Sweden: Out of 100 people involved in murder and assassination attempts where firearms were used, 90 people have at least one foreign-born parent. The vast majority of men, around 80%, have their roots in the Middle East and northern Africa.
In the United Kingdom:
Of the 1,602 Syrians resettled in Britain by the end of March 2016, 897 or 56% were arrested last year in England and Wales for a string of offences including rape, death threats and child abuse.
Romanians are at least eight times more likely to be jailed than Britons. The number of Romanian crime suspects arrested surged by 80% in some areas to over 18,000 nationwide in the past year alone.
In France, Muslims are 10% of the population, but contribute 70% of convicted criminals in prison; 95% of convicted rapists; 85% of convicted murders; and 58% of convicted thieves.
In Belgium, 35% of prisoners are Muslim, compared with 6% of the general population. According to a former inmate, "radicalisation is rife".
In Sweden, violent crime and rape have rocketed by 4 and 16 times respectively over four decades of immigration. From being one of the safest countries, Sweden is now number two on the global list of rape countries, with immigrants over-represented by 450% in rape statistics. The largest over-representation in crime in Sweden is displayed by immigrants from Muslim countries. Statistics now suggest that 1 in 4 Swedish women will be raped. In Denmark and Norway, more than half of convicted rapists have immigrant backgrounds, according to official data.
Germany's migrant rape crisis has spread to towns and cities in all 16 German federal states. Most of the crimes are still being downplayed by the authorities and the media, keen to avoid inflaming tensions and a political backlash against Merkel and her policies. Around two-thirds of Germans now have significant national security and personal safety concerns.
On New Year's Eve in 2015, gangs of predominately Muslim migrant men sexually assaulted many women and committed other crimes on a massive scale in twelve of sixteen German states. Cologne was worst affected, with 1054 criminal complaints reported [download partial list of shame], 43% of them for sexual offences including rapes. Similar sex attacks occurred in Sweden, Switzerland, and Austria. The authorities and much of the mainstream media attempted to cover up or downplay the scale and nature of these attacks and the perpetrators. However, they were exposed after a few days by social and alternative media. Cologne's police chief has admitted that most of the perpetrators may never be caught. A leaked secret police report has revealed that North African migrants are committing 11,000 crimes every year in Cologne. Further examples of mass sexual assaults by Muslim migrants in Europe include:
New Year 2017, Germany: Echoing events in Cologne a year earlier, a crowd of around 900 drunk and aggressive Arab and North African migrants in Frankfurt reportedly sexually harrassed and assaulted multiple women. Despite these assaults, thefts and other anti-social behaviour, the police claimed the night was "peaceful".
October 2016, Germany: Two women in a church square in Freiburg had their breasts and genitals groped by a mob of 17 African migrants, who then attacked a passerby who tried to help the women.
September 2016, Austria: At least eight women were sexually assaulted by five young Afghan migrants at the Welser Volksfest wine and beer festival in Wels.
September 2016, Germany: Police said North African immigrant men in groups of 4-6 "drove their victims into corners and groped them all over" at the Essen Original city party, and that women who filed complaints could be "the tip of the iceberg".
August 2016, Sweden: Afghan, Arab or African immigrants were responsible for 53 cases of sexual molestation of young girls at the We Are Stockholm festival.
July 2016, Germany: 24 cases of sexual assault reported after the Breminale open air festival in Bremen, and all those accused are Afghan asylum seekers.
July 2016, Sweden: Two music festivals were marred by five reported rapes and nearly forty sexual assaults, with the perpetrators understood to be predominantly migrants.
May 2016, Germany: 26 or more young women sexually assaulted by gangs of men at the annual Schlossgrabenfest music festival held in Darmstadt. Those arrested as suspects were found to be Pakistani 'asylum seekers'.
Migrants have brought paedophilic Islamic marriages to Europe. Permitted by the Quran and committed by Muhammad, such marriages are intrinsic to Islam. For example, there are at least 1,152 underage brides living in Germany, but many more are probably being concealed from officialdom. In Denmark, child brides as young as 14 have been reunited with their older, migrant husbands after authorities decided that upholding Danish law breached their right to family life guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.
Syrian and Lebanese government ministers have warned that 2-3% of migrants could be jihadist infiltrators. Indeed, Islamic State and al-Nusra may actually be in control of some of the camps for displaced Syrians. Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) has confirmed that Islamic State militants have slipped into Europe disguised as refugees.
The Libyan Prime Minister has warned EU leaders that Islamic State jihadists are infiltrating the large number of migrants pouring into Italy from North Africa.
According to Europol, between 3,000 and 5,000 EU citizens trained in Islamic State terrorist camps have returned to Europe, posing a "completely new challenge".
The Islamic State claims to have already successfully smuggled 4000 covert jihadists into Europe. 22% of Syrians themselves say the Islamic State is having a "positive influence" on their country.
Security services have identified 23,000 jihadis in the UK, of whom 3,000 pose a threat amd 20,000 a distinct risk. MI5 has said that "the UK is facing an unprecedented terror threat … from Syria in particular" and warns that monitoring these potential jihadists is already stretching police and security services. About 1,000 young British Muslims left the UK to fight for the Islamic State, and 400 are believed to have returned. Only a tiny fraction (fewer than ten) have ever been brought to justice for their treachery. UK police report they foiled at least 10 terrorism plots in two years, with around 550 'live' investigations at any one time.
There are apparently 900 'no-go' areas across the EU with large immigrant populations where the authorities have lost control to Islamic extremists. Cities such as London, Paris, Stockholm and Berlin all contain neighbourhoods where there is no control over residents and police are now too afraid to patrol.