I wasn’t expecting much from Ed Milliband’s Labour Party Political Broadcast on the subject of immigration, and I didn’t get much.
So what did we get: We get a token ‘we were wrong on immigration’, but the rest of the broadcast seemed to witter on about the benefits of ‘diversity’, and ‘managed immigration’ and also got Milliband again cynically exploiting his parents flight from the Nazis for political gain. He also managed to squeeze in a bit about apprenticeships.
Milliband said that the party would talk about immigration but having seen the actions of the Labour party on the ground, which too often favours more immigration and is more than happy to appease Islam, Milliband’s words seem to me just so much hot air.
As long as the Labour party as a body is seen to be, and which it so often behaves as, the Islamic party, or the party of increased immigration then Ed Milliband’s words are worth nothing.
All Party Political Broadcasts are to a certain extent aimed at getting out the core vote, but Labour have lost their core vote, partly because of Labour being quite rightly percieved as the ‘freeloading foreigner party’, and this broadcast appears to be aimed at those who used to vote Labour but will do so no longer. I would say to such voters, ‘don’t believe Ed Milliband’, he is probably talking bullshit when it comes to immigration. In my mind it is highly unlikely that a party like Labour, that is so full of members and activists who want more immigration and more appeasement, would take the necessary steps to reduce Britain’s immigration problem.
This is just cynical politicking from Ed Milliband and it is plainly visible as such.
Where Milliband is almost correct is when he said that Britain had gained from those from overseas, however those groups who come here in the past and did positively enrich us in the industrial, business, the creative and scientific fields were made up of people who wanted to work hard and be accepted in Britain. Milliband is very wrong to compare the sort of welfare suckers, criminals and those who just want to take and not contribute, that were let in in truly enormous numbers during the Labour years, with the sort of hard working and bright people who really DID come here and help us out.
Ed Milliband, I certainly wouldn’t buy a used policy from this man. You can take your soothing, disingenuous words and go away.
February PPB from Ed Milliband