By Melanie Phillips
11 February 2010
Britannia statue, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Last October, I wrote about how Andrew Neather, a former speechwriter for various Labour Cabinet ministers, had blurted out the fact that the Labour government had engaged on a covert act of national sabotage by loosening immigration controls in order to change the ethnic makeup of the country and
rub the right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date.
Neather subsequently tried to deny that this is what he had said, claiming he had been misrepresented by
‘excitable right-wing newspaper columnists’
by presenting his views in such a way that they were
‘twisted out of all recognition...into being a ‘plot’ to make Britain multicultural. There was no plot.’
Well, now we know there was indeed precisely such a plot. Neather had originally written that drafts of a government policy document
were handed out in summer 2000 only with extreme reluctance: there was a paranoia about it reaching the media. Eventually published in January 2001, the innocuously labelled ‘RDS Occasional Paper no. 67’, ‘Migration: an economic and social analysis’ focused heavily on the labour market case. But the earlier drafts 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 [my emphasis].
The pressure group Migrationwatch has now obtained an early draft of that policy document. The chairman of Migrationwatch, Sir Andrew Green, writes in the Daily Mail, which carried the story, that this document shows there was indeed a conspiracy to change the make-up of the country:
It had already been censored but it was to be neutered still further. In the executive summary, six of eight references to ‘social’ objectives were cut from the version later published... Why the censorship that has now been laid bare? Reading between the lines of these documents it is clear that political advisers in Number 10, its joint authors, were preparing a blueprint for mass immigration with both economic and social objectives.
None of this was in the Labour manifesto of 1997 or 2001...the social objective of greatly increased diversity was entirely suppressed for fear of public reaction – especially from the white working class. These are the very people who are now paying the price for a decade of Labour deception.
A covert policy to subvert the makeup of the country and change its national identity, an abuse of democracy, a stupendous swindle of the British people -- more, an act of collective treachery to the nation: an enormous story, you might think? You would be wrong. Other than in the Daily Mail, I cannot find any reference to this anywhere else.
I wonder why.