A group of MPs led by Chuka Umunna, a former candidate for the Labour Party leadership and a leading Remain campaigner in Britain’s referendum for membership of the European Union (EU), has called for left-wing strongholds such as London and Scotland to be allowed to set their own immigration policies.
The plan has been masked behind a proposal for new immigrants to be required to learn English or commit to English lessons, something which has been put forward repeatedly by MPs over the years, without results, while immigration and ethnic segregation have continued to increase.
The All-Party Group on Social Integration called on the government to “seriously consider devolving a degree of control over immigration policy powers to the constituent nations and regions of the UK”, reports the BBC. Such a move would allow strongholds of Left-wing, pro-immigration political parties, such as London and Scotland, to continue accelerating the pace of Britain’s unprecedented population growth. The move could effectively end any possibility of the UK government meeting its pledge to bring net migration below 100,000 per year.
The report noted that the Scottish National Party, which runs Scotland’s regional legislature, has done a “significant amount of work” to increase immigration, but that this has been “undermined by a nationally-driven reduction in the number of immigrants arriving in the UK” — even though UK immigration continues to run at a record high.
However, an extensive survey conducted by the BBC in 2015 found no evidence that there is a greater appetite for mass immigration among Scottish voters than there is elsewhere in the UK. Almost two-thirds of respondents called for it to be reduced or halted altogether, with just 5 per cent in favour of it being increased.
Members of the All-Party Group include Keith Vaz, a Labour MP who went to greet new arrivals from Romania and Bulgaria after the EU forced Britain to open its doors to unlimited migration from the south-east European states in 2014. Vaz claimed it would be “business as usual” between the two countries and the UK, but by the end of 2016 new arrivals were touching 70,000 a year. Vaz was later embroiled in a sex scandal involving young male prostitutes from Eastern Europe.
Other members include Naz Shah, briefly suspended from Labour after a series of anti-semitic online posts were uncovered, and David Lammy, who urged fellow MPs to “stop this madness” and block Brexit with a parliamentary vote immediately after the EU referendum.