However although the figures from the Government’s Office for National Statistics show an increase in numbers of foreign born people they still fail to record the true impact of immigration because they record their children as British rather than second or third generation immigrants.
Emphasis mine. One of the journalists who’s written the article, James Slack, in fact has a long history of anti-immigration hysteria and pushing BNP talking points. This is no different.
In an earlier lifetime, when I used to run British Asian messageboards, we regularly got invaded by BNP and National Front trolls who just wanted to tell us to “go back to your own country“. When we retorted that we were born here and had as much right to call ourselves British, their retort almost inevitably was: “Just because a dog is born in a stable doesn’t make it a horse.”
The Daily Mail is now echoing the same rhetoric – that people with ancestors not born here aren’t really British and can never be. They can only be sons and daughters of immigrants. This is fucking outrageous for a national newspaper to say.
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