Twigg is being true to political form in that having been a member of the preceding government that exacerbated the problem with unlimited immigration, he conveniently fails to remember this and promptly blames the present government. As that Mail article shows, the NAO were reporting that in 1981 just 6% of the population, 3.4 million were foreign born; 2001: 4.9 million and 8%; and by 2009: 6.8 million - 11%. Those foreign born immigrants also produced children; with this report, also in the Mail reporting that 24.6% of births were to foreign born mothers, reaching 174,174 births in 2009 compared to 86,456 in 1998.
This story has now resulted in what usually happens, namely a war of words between a member of the last government and a member of this government with both of them wringing their hands and in effect saying not my fault, Guv. How long have we been suffering politicians, through ideological policies, creating problems which then, later, require solving, those solutions requiring yet more money being taken from taxpayers. And still it continues with Cameron only yesterday informing us of his 'vision' for our country - albeit one mainly dictated by our Masters in Brussels. What struck me with his speech yesterday is he proposes pressing ahead without doing the one thing he says he should. Witness:
"........we should ask instead: what is it that people want for the future?"Instead of informing us of his next five year plan as part of our democratised/elective dictatorship, perhaps Dav il Cam should do just what he suggests - bloody ask us what we want for the future?