It seems that the furor over unfettered immigration from third world nations has finally reached the shores of Albion, at least, if recent news to come out of the United Kingdom is any barometer. There are any number of reasons to be skeptical about the proposed migrant cap aimed at limiting non-EU member state immigration, not least because of Mr. Cameron’s coalition partners, who are just as rigidly committed to a policy of open borders as Labor and the Conservatives.
There’s also the inescapable fact that while Cameron enjoys making publicity-generating speeches decrying the worst aspects of unfettered immigration, his resolve to take the hard steps necessary to address these problems is open to question. The notion that the primary problem posed by non-European immigrants to the UK is economic displacement, rather something much more disturbing, and ultimately irreparable, reinforces my impression that Cameron doesn’t quite grasp the reason behind British anger which often translates into support for groups like the English Defense League and BNP.
That being said, the fact that he’s at least recognized that the scale of immigration to the UK is unsustainable is a step in the right direction, and is a welcome respite from the Blairite/New Labor immigration policy, and therefore, something to be cheered.