The BBC had a small programme on Roma immigration hidden away on the World Service but played at 0400 on Saturday morning on R4.
Definitely worth a listen whether you are pro or anti-mass immigration. Shame the BBC hides such a revealing programme away. I can only imagine that once they had listened to it they realised it was too likely to bolster the ‘anti’ case.
Two things of great note….one that David Blunkett admits that we have too many immigrants who are, by virtue of their great numbers and special demands, undermining society…and that ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet’.
The programme revealed many things about the Roma and also the BBC’s attitude….here the presenter, Simon Cox, was having a problem deciding whether to present the real facts or the BBC ‘facts’ about immigration. He is clearly schooled in the BBC ‘immigration speak‘…but couldn’t help the facts getting in the way of another tale of poor immigrants facing discrimination.
Many Roma children are being taken into care, at great cost. Why?
It is we are told, a conflict between the Roma and the English State….a cultural clash.
There are huge problems…a different culture, language and attitude to children…it’s very complicated…the Roma are easily misunderstood.
The children often don’t get fed enough, or don’t go to school or to the dentist or the doctor, there’s physical chastisement and they can be sent out begging on the streets.
Their culture is at odds with Britain’s far more protective attitudes…its Anglo- Saxon domesticity and desire for boundaries.
The BBC seem to push the case that Roma cultural attitudes to children should be recognised and accepted…isn’t that where we came in with Rochdale, female genital mutilation and witchcraft? Turn a blind eye to criminal behaviour because ‘it’s their culture‘. ‘Cultural cringe’.
Cox advances the BBC line…that any talk of immigrants coming here for reasons not wholly legitimate is ‘falling into negative stereotyping’.
Strangely he applies that to a Roma who has an in-depth knowledge of the situation and states that they often come here purely for economic advantage…not running from discrimination or abuse as the BBC so often suggest….though many do so suffer.
As even the Czech ambassador admits…..‘The welfare system in Britain is quite generous‘.
Here’s what the Roma said: ‘They come here to get child benefit, to get money from government, some would like to work but some just use system for the money, it’s really bad but this is why they are coming here because they can get money for each child.’
Here’s Cox’s BBC standard response: ‘Based on attitudes like that its not surprising that Roma have left their homes in Central Europe and are coy about their true ethnicity.
The problem, of racism, is likely to become more severe…campaign groups claim many 10’s of thousands will flock to the UK.’
Ah…so it’s somehow racist to suggest they come purely for the benefits they can receive…even if it’s true?
The BBC egregiously bring on Labour’s David Blunkett who suggests it’s only ‘political groups’ that oppose immigration…but he reveals that 700 Roma are registered with one doctor’s surgery…cheekily he says we cannot keep accepting such numbers of people as it will undermine society…and who knows what will happen when immigration restrictions are lifted.
No recognition of Labour’s guilt in opening up the borders to allow in a mass influx of immigrants who are now swamping the welfare services.
The numbers already here are vastly underestimated according to a Roma organisation…it estimates that over 200,000 Roma are already in the UK.
But even the Roma themselves admit there may be an even greater influx soon.
‘If anyone thinks there are problems integrating existing communities you ain’t seen nothing yet….you’ve got a huge numbers of Roma and they will come here in huge numbers.
Will the challenges get greater…yes….they are a proper Roma people…it is quite hard to work with them…its going to be interesting.’
Some readers may have read the title to this post and already have leapt to comment.
However it is used quite deliberately…regardless of whether you think an immigrant coming here solely to pick up the ‘generous benefits’ is committing a fraud…a theft…or not…..the title is used because the BBC are quite happy to use a similar headline on their frontpage…..
The argument that young people have never had it so bad
It goes on to ask:
‘So why are the young not taking to the streets?’
So not only is the BBC defaming and slandering a whole generation but incites riots.
Negative stereotyping? If it’s unacceptable to do so to immigrants why is it OK for the BBC to launch an attack on a particular age group?