Viewpoint: Immigration fears nothing to do with racism

Susan Richardson
Susan Richardson
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I am becoming increasingly concerned at the way people are being condemned as bigots and racists for merely voicing their opinion and saying what the majority are thinking, writes Susan Richardson.

Surely David Cameron can hardly be surprised that there is such anger and resentment from the indigenous population for we are witnessing the erosion of our culture by the multitude of people arriving here who we cannot possibly accommodate.

Is it any wonder that UKIP pulled 25 per cent of the votes at last May’s local elections?

I would have thought it obvious that our infrastructure is at breaking point with schools overcrowded, GP’s surgeries and the NHS unable to cope, plus the chronic shortage of housing.

To make matters worse we are also expected to tolerate seeing our conservation areas and precious countryside concreted over in order to build houses for these people as proposed recently by the Government.

I was born in this country 71 years ago and it grieves me to see the appalling state of Great Britain and it makes me very angry that anyone who dares speak out is reviled for pointing out what should be blatantly obvious to politicians.

There is unrest brewing in communities in every city as we see the country changed beyond all recognition.

The concerns expressed by British people and indeed many members of the ethnic community who have lived and worked in this country for many years have nothing to do with racism and the colour of people’s skin.

We have always commanded respect around the world for being a peaceable, tolerant and compassionate nation that has welcomed those from other countries and for more than 60 years we have seen people arrive from the Afro-Caribbean countries, India and Pakistan who integrated into our society, accepting our way of life and making a positive contribution.

But we simply cannot absorb any more. We need to close our borders and defy all those overpaid and unelected bureaucrats in Brussels by telling them what they can do with their directives, rules and regulations.

It is an absolute disgrace that in Great Britain, once renowned for fairness and free speech, anyone who speaks out is now treated as a pariah. Those who gave their lives in two world wars to protect our freedom must be turning in their graves.

80 per cent of ordinary Britons are opposed to the Government’s lifting of immigration restrictions. David Cameron and Nick Clegg should not underestimate the anger of the British public who will make their voices heard at the next General Election, and that goes for Ed Miliband and Labour as well.

I am afraid there is no party with an inspirational or strong enough leader who will set this country on the right track.

Only another Winston Churchill or Margaret Thatcher would have the guts and capability to do that.