What the Boris landslide means for immigration and the BBC

What the Boris landslide means for immigration and the BBC, by Christopher Monckton.

The truth is that net immigration to Britain is running at about 1 million a year — four times the officially-disclosed rate. One can easily work this out by noticing the number of national insurance numbercards issued to foreigners — no numbercard, no job, and nearly all immigrants are economic migrants aged under 35, so the first thing they do when they’ve paid off the smugglers who get them into Britain is apply for a numbercard.

But the public-service planners … have based all their projections on the obviously wrong official figures … Result: not enough hospital beds to cope with about 15 million more people than the bureaucrats had planned for.

Not that you’d have learned any of that from the [mainstream] media. To point out truths of this kind is to be excoriated as “racist”. For the Left are desperate to increase the rate of net immigration to Britain, because the first two generations of immigrants tend to vote Left. After that, they learn wisdom and don’t do that.

Indoctrination, not education:

There is another reason why Boris’ landslide (the BBC refused to call it that, of course) is remarkable. According to the opinion polls, some 72% of students voted Labor, and only 9% voted Conservative. An imbalance as frighteningly wide as this is a testament to the completeness of the Marxist capture of the schools and universities, and to the thoroughness and one-sidedness of the relentless indoctrination to which young people are subjected. …

Will Boris at least slow down the left’s propaganda machine?

During the campaign, [Boris] said he was thinking of ending the cruel poll tax that is the $200 annual compulsory licence-fee paid to the unspeakable BBC by everyone who has a television.

If he is as good as his word — and it is very much in the interest of all who care about democracy that he should be – he will make the abolition of the [BBC]’s licence fee his first priority.

Margaret Thatcher thought of abolishing the BBC tax. She appointed an amiable, other-worldly academic from Scotland to examine the question. He approached all the other major broadcasters, who told him the BBC was “special”, a “national treasure”, etc., etc. Taken in by this waffle, he recommended against abolition.

Some years later, when he told me his reasoning, I told him that the other broadcasters had opposed ending the licence fee – just as they would today – because they did not want to have to compete with the BBC for advertising revenue. He slapped his hand to his forehead and said that if he had realized that he’d have recommended abolition. ….

Finally, Boris Johnson, now that he has been subjected to the most prejudiced media campaign I’ve ever seen and has nevertheless triumphed, may well think of bringing in a Freedom of Speech Bill to guarantee that all sides are fairly heard, particularly in the schools and universities.