Democracy And Immigration

As well as having better food and weather than the UK and US, Italy has pols that respond better to outraged voters.

The EU requires that all EU citizens can live and work in any other EU country, regardless of their language skills, employability, and criminality. These laws stop criminal immigrants from being deported, and this week the Italians exploded:

Nov 3 2007. Italy has begun rounding up thousands of Romanian immigrants for deportation after passing a new “public order and security” law.

Masgras Neculai, 30, a petty thief, was named as the first Romanian who would be expelled under the new law, which allows anyone who is considered “dangerous” to society to be sent home.

The law was rushed through the Italian cabinet on Wednesday after huge public outcry following the savage murder of Giovanna Reggiani, a 47-year-old Italian woman, allegedly by a Romanian man.

Masgras Neculai, 30, a petty thief, was named as the first Romanian who would be expelled under the new law, which allows anyone who is considered “dangerous” to society to be sent home.

The law was passed just two days after the murder, and the EU has sensibly gone quiet, no doubt because:

The move has enormous public support. A survey on Sky television in Italy showed 83 per cent of people backed the deportations.

Italians are being rational: Romanians are a friendly, honest, and law abiding people, but the EU law enables all their crooks to move to the richer pickings in Italy.

The US elite is less sensitive than its Italian counterpart to voters’ distaste for illegal immigration. But the collapse of Comprehensive Immigration Reform has confined the Open Borders advocates to the OpEd pages of the Wall Street Journal – here’s one whining about California during the fires:

Some cities in San Diego County have a new automated “reverse 911” system where, in case of an emergency, the police call you instead of the other way around. With the help of these calls, more than 500,000 people were evacuated from the fire zone in the first 48 hours.

…But reverse 911 calls are in English, so the Hispanics who only speak Spanish remained in the dark as they remained in harm’s way.

Hopefully, they smelled the smoke.

As usual, the Brit elite comes last in its sensitivity to We The People:

Nigel Hastilow, the Tory candidate in the key Midlands seat of Halesowen and Rowley Regis, stepped down after being summoned to a meeting with Caroline Spelman, the party chairwoman.

He said: “I am very sorry that any remarks of mine have undermined the progress David Cameron has made on the issue of immigration, as on so many other issues.”

Mr Hastilow wrote in a newspaper column that Mr Powell’s warnings about uncontrolled immigration were right.

Peter Hain, the Work and Pensions Secretary, said that Mr Hastliow’s comments exposed the “racist underbelly” in the Conservative Party.

In a column for the Express and Star in Wolverhampton, Mr Hastilow wrote: “When you ask most people in the Black Country what the single biggest problem facing the country is, most say immigration.

…He also wrote: “They have more or less given up complaining about the way we roll out the red carpet for foreigners while leaving the locals to fend for themselves.”

Mr. Hastilow voiced the considered opinion of the British people, but now the UK elite has adopted soft fascism, the peoples’ opinion is irrelevant.

That’s a shame – an elite that’s deaf to voters won’t succumb to moral pressure, and that means Brits won’t stage a peaceful revolution.


2 Responses to Democracy And Immigration

  1. uk visa says:

    The Italians have always ‘policed’ immigration more effectively than the Brits. Yes. you have the right to stay in Italy but getting hold of the papers means lining up at 5am for one of the three Permessos they’ll write that week.
    In the UK the government’s inability to count it accurately gives the impression that immigration is out of control which worries people – there is no inherent racism in complaining about what a government lacks.
    Immigration and race – the two are not the same. I can be for or against 10,000 people moving into a village where I live whether they’re from the next village or the other side of the world.
    Immigration is about economics, not race.

  2. gandalf says:

    uk visa

    Right on – the UK elite’s designation of concern about immigration as racism is just designed to suppress dissent.

    Another big difference we’ve noted between Italy and the UK is the visible police presence in the former.

    This morning we passed a typical Carabinieri road block – one officer with the baton and his backup with ported sub machine gun. We see this most days.

    We can’t remember when we last saw a cop in the UK.

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