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calendar   Friday - June 28, 2013

lets declare an amnesty for illegals. after all, it works in the states.

Apparently the American lesson hasn’t been learned here.  Sure thing. First give illegals a break, give them amnesty. Wait a few years and do it all over again because of course your borders will be even more over run. But hey ... declare another amnesty and Bob’s your uncle ...  a lower illegal immigrant statistic.
Heck, it works in the USA. Doesn’t it? Well, it works for one group anyway.

But this is Europe and specifically the UK.
Maybe here, this fellow has a valid point.  ??  And it’s true here as it is in the USA, that the Conservatives are seen pretty much as anti immigrant and especially anti black, brown, purple,blue or any other color that doesn’t match ours.  True or not, that is the perception. 

Grant all illegal immigrants an amnesty, says Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi

One-off gesture designed to make Tories more attractive to ethnic minorities

Illegal immigrants should be given a one-off amnesty allowing them to remain in Britain, in a “seismic” policy shift designed to improve relations between the Conservatives and ethnic minorities, a prominent Tory MP has said.

Nadhim Zahawi’s provocative call will put him at odds with the party’s leadership, which strongly opposes the move, although it has been advocated by the London Mayor, Boris Johnson. Opponents argue that offering an amnesty would make Britain a magnet for immigrants.

But Mr Zahawi, who is tipped as a future minister, insisted the step could boost the economy – and help repair the Tories’ tarnished reputation among minority voters. He said: “We shouldn’t be afraid to think outside of our comfort zone.” At the last election, the Tories picked up just 16 per cent of the black and Asian vote, while more than two-thirds supported Labour. “Our failure to appeal to ethnic minorities should send loud alarm bells ringing in Downing Street and Central Office,” Mr Zahawi said. “Unless we act now this electoral penalty will only get worse.”

Mr Zahawi suggested an amnesty for the estimated 570,000 illegal immigrants would have a dramatic impact on the party’s standing among minority voters. He said it would make financial sense as the vast hidden economy cheats the Treasury out of billions of pounds and undercuts the pay and conditions of low-income workers.

He said recipients should be given leave to remain rather than full citizenship, limiting their entitlement to benefits, and the move should be combined with an overhaul of border controls.

The MP for Stratford-upon-Avon’s call came in an essay for a new think-tank, provisionally called Right Revival, to be launched next month, with the aim of finding ways of reaching out to sections of the electorate hostile to the Tories. Mr Zahawi welcomed moves by the party to open “genuine dialogue” but warned: “Some of the polling makes for such grim reading that you wonder if a more seismic shift in policy is needed to signal our good intentions.”

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Gee, I have to confess it seems so odd to read that this guy, who no doubt is a good man and is a conservative and does worry about the Labour vote and does have a good point with regard to them and fear of another Labour government; it just seems so weird to know he represents a place like Stratford-upon-Avon.  Which says more about me than it does about him.  If you’d have said just 50 years ago, that a guy with a name like Nadhim Zahawi would someday represent this core of Englishness, and as a conservative, you’d have been laughed straight into the loony bin.

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