Today Farage made a big speech on immigration clling for us to adopt Australian immigration rules in the UK. I agree we should but its not just Oz rules we need its their political leaders honesty and support of robust enforcement of their very sensible rules. let us start by listening to Farage,
Now read Julia Gillard's speech on Muslim immigrants in Oz
Gillard is herself an immigrant from Wales who created quite a stir when she marrried her hairdresser.
Here is an alternative report on her views
Note how she explicitly mentiond the perfect right of Oz security to monitor the activities of these immigrants when they are perceived as a threat to the Oz way of life.
Another Oz PM, John Howard, has similar views trenchantly expressed below,
I visited Australia 5 years ago when Gillard made that speech. Oz is in many ways similar to the UK I grew up in during the 1950s. Their border controls are very tight, in and out, and rigorously enforced. They welcome immigrants who are prepared to sign up to the Australian way of life. They invite Muslims who want to live under Sharia Law to go back where they came from with the phrase, "We did not ask you to come and you are always free to leave to go to your Islamic paradise". In many Muslim countries a woman needs the written permisssion of her husband to leave the country!
The latest Oz PM Rudd makes it clear its Muslim Terrorists they are targetting. This has met with the usual Muslim response of a witchunt but the Aussies are not as soft as we are and they are not giving any creance to these Terrorist apologists as our C4 does incessently.
So Mr Farage changing the rules is fine but its enforcing the rules thats difficult. Let us hear what Farage has to say on that..
Labour’s lead is up from one to four points in this week’s Ashcroft National Poll, conducted over the past weekend. The party’s 36 per cent share is the highest recorded in the ANP since July, while the UKIP share of 11 per cent is the lowest I have yet found in my national polling. The Conservatives are up two points on 32 per cent, the Liberal Democrats down two at 7 per cent, and the Greens and the SNP unchanged at 8 per cent and 4 per cent respectively.
Despite prompting for UKIP in the main voting intention question at the beginning of 2015, I have generally found lower scores for the party this year than last – indeed UKIP’s share in published polls more generally has drifted down since its height last autumn. My qualitative research suggests two possible reasons for this. Most importantly, undecided voters increasingly (and spontaneously) say they know where UKIP stand on immigration and Europe but at a general election they want to vote for someone with more to offer. Some also wonder whether unpleasant or even sinister elements lurk behind the reasonable and entertaining Mr Farage, a suspicion that may have been reinforced over the last few days. We will see as further polls are published whether this effect persists in the coming days and weeks.
Like Ashcroft I opine the Thanet loony effect I wote of earlier is starting to bite.