A new biography of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is to make a series of claims about his time in office including revelations on his handling of the Iraq War, his business dealings, and immigration policy.
Tom Bower’s Broken Vows: Tony Blair – the Tragedy of Power, which is presently being serialised in the Daily Mail states Mr. Blair presided over a “silent conspiracy” to flood the United Kindgom with migrants, ordering his ministers to not discuss the subject in public. The biography claims that far from attempting to exercise any form of control whatsoever over migration, the British government worked to force the country to “see the benefit of a multicultural society”, and that to do so the country received “two million more immigrants” than it would otherwise have expected.
That the government was flooding the nation with foreigners to force demographic and political change, and Mr. Blair was reportedly at the heart of the conspiracy, will lend credence to the remarks of former Labour speechwriter Andrew Neather on the subject. In 2009, speaking of a speech he wrote for Labour’s immigration minister based on an internal think-tank report produced by the cabinet office, Mr. Neather said:
“Earlier drafts [of the report] I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural.
“I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn’t its main purpose – to rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date”.
The same minister for whom the speech was written, Barbara Roche, is alleged in the book to have taken extraordinary steps to increase net migration — going above and beyond even that requested by Mr. Blair. A civil servant interviewed for the book relates her remarks on the possibility of deporting immigrants: “Asylum seekers should be allowed to stay in Britain. Removal takes too long and it’s emotional”.
Another civil servant remarked of Ms. Roche’s personal mission at the ministry: “It was clear that Roche wanted more immigrants to come to Britain. She didn’t see her job as controlling entry into Britain, but by looking at the wider picture in a “holistic way” she wanted us to see the benefit of a multicultural society”.
Supporting the idea that the Labour government did engage in this conspiracy of silence, Mr. Bower’s new biography claims that cabinet ministers were banned from even discussing the positives of mass migration. The whole topic was effectively out of bounds, despite the government presiding over a period of unprecedented demographic change.