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Tony Blairs regjering la bevisst opp til å bruke masseinnvandring for politiske formål. For å gjøre det måtte de undertrykke data som viste sammenheng mellom masseinnvandring og kriminalitet, viser nye avsløringer fra avisen Evening Standard.

I rapporten fra 2000 som omhandlet masseinnvandring, het det opprinnelig at man måtte påregne økt kriminalitet i kjølvannet av masseinnvandringen. Innvandrernes levevilkår bidro til kriminalitet og organisert kriminalitet fikk store muligheter. Disse avsnittene ble fjernet fra rapporten.

But yesterday the row took a twist when it emerged that key passages which may have harmed the case for Britain adopting an open-door immigration policy had also been airbrushed from the report.

They included a section headed ‘criminal behaviour’, which warned of possible links between mass immigration and some crimes.

The passages were allegedly removed when the report was being finalised in 2000 by the Cabinet Office’s Performance and Innovation Unit, which has been described as a Blairite ‘think tank’ operating at the heart of Whitehall.

One of the sections missing from the final report, which was published in 2001, said: ‘There is emerging evidence that the circumstances in which asylum seekers are living is leading to criminal offences, including fights and begging.’

A second section warned: ‘Migration has opened up new opportunities for organised crime.’

It stressed that migrants were not more likely to be criminals, despite more foreign nationals ending up in prison.

The prison figures were down to foreign visitors being held at airports and ports for drug smuggling, and did not relate to migrants looking to settle in the UK, the report said. But Downing Street allegedly removed the section because it was ‘nervous’ about how it would be received.

Other crimes linked to migration included ‘marriage rackets’, drug and people trafficking and fraud.

Another passage proposing a cross-government communications strategy on migration to inspire a more positive public attitude was also pulled.

The draft, leaked to London’s Evening Standard, also claimed that racism towards black migrants had come ‘not just from extremists or working class communities, but from politicians and policy-makers at the highest level’. This was not included in the final report.

Last night, Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: ‘This is fast turning into the most scandalous political cover up in recent time. Ministers are clearly in a state of complete denial about what appears to have happened.’
Former Labour adviser Andrew Neather

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch, said: ‘This is clear evidence of what many have long suspected, namely that the Government whitewashed many aspects of immigration while making exaggerated claims about the economic value.’

Innvandringsminister Phil Woolas sier at tidligere regeringsrådgiver Andrew Neather tar feil når han påstår at masseinnvandring var en bevisst politikk. Det var John Majors fjerning av grensekontroller i 1994 som åpnet for masseinnvandring, sier han.

WHAT THEY CUT OUT

* ‘Migration has opened up new opportunities for organised crime.
* ‘Data is necessarily tentative, but it is estimated that the global profit from trafficking illegal migrants is $5-7billion.
* ‘We have no data on trafficking to the UK (the Home Office estimates ‘thousands’) but examples from abroad are illustrative.
* ‘Some 750,000 migrants from the former U.S.SR entered Israel in the 90s and £2-5billion of Russian organised crime money is estimated by police to have been invested in Israel between 1991 and 1998.
* ‘The illegal migration of 600,000 Fukienese Chinese to the U.S. yielded an estimated $3.2billion profit to the criminal gangs and was followed by ‘institutionalised Fukienese crime with its services and predation’.
* ‘In New Zealand, however, a study of Asian immigrants found lower levels of offending than for the resident population.’


Labour censored links between immigration and crime in report

Evening Standard: Blair’s think tank airbrushed link between crime and immigrants

Nytt

Tony Blairs regjering la bevisst opp til å bruke masseinnvandring for politiske formål. For å gjøre det måtte de undertrykke data som viste sammenheng mellom masseinnvandring og kriminalitet, viser nye avsløringer fra avisen Evening Standard.

I rapporten fra 2000 som omhandlet masseinnvandring, het det opprinnelig at man måtte påregne økt kriminalitet i kjølvannet av masseinnvandringen. Innvandrernes levevilkår bidro til kriminalitet og organisert kriminalitet fikk store muligheter. Disse avsnittene ble fjernet fra rapporten.

But yesterday the row took a twist when it emerged that key passages which may have harmed the case for Britain adopting an open-door immigration policy had also been airbrushed from the report.

They included a section headed ‘criminal behaviour’, which warned of possible links between mass immigration and some crimes.

The passages were allegedly removed when the report was being finalised in 2000 by the Cabinet Office’s Performance and Innovation Unit, which has been described as a Blairite ‘think tank’ operating at the heart of Whitehall.

One of the sections missing from the final report, which was published in 2001, said: ‘There is emerging evidence that the circumstances in which asylum seekers are living is leading to criminal offences, including fights and begging.’

A second section warned: ‘Migration has opened up new opportunities for organised crime.’

It stressed that migrants were not more likely to be criminals, despite more foreign nationals ending up in prison.

The prison figures were down to foreign visitors being held at airports and ports for drug smuggling, and did not relate to migrants looking to settle in the UK, the report said. But Downing Street allegedly removed the section because it was ‘nervous’ about how it would be received.

Other crimes linked to migration included ‘marriage rackets’, drug and people trafficking and fraud.

Another passage proposing a cross-government communications strategy on migration to inspire a more positive public attitude was also pulled.

The draft, leaked to London’s Evening Standard, also claimed that racism towards black migrants had come ‘not just from extremists or working class communities, but from politicians and policy-makers at the highest level’. This was not included in the final report.

Last night, Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: ‘This is fast turning into the most scandalous political cover up in recent time. Ministers are clearly in a state of complete denial about what appears to have happened.’
Former Labour adviser Andrew Neather

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch, said: ‘This is clear evidence of what many have long suspected, namely that the Government whitewashed many aspects of immigration while making exaggerated claims about the economic value.’

Innvandringsminister Phil Woolas sier at tidligere regeringsrådgiver Andrew Neather tar feil når han påstår at masseinnvandring var en bevisst politikk. Det var John Majors fjerning av grensekontroller i 1994 som åpnet for masseinnvandring, sier han.

WHAT THEY CUT OUT

* ‘Migration has opened up new opportunities for organised crime.
* ‘Data is necessarily tentative, but it is estimated that the global profit from trafficking illegal migrants is $5-7billion.
* ‘We have no data on trafficking to the UK (the Home Office estimates ‘thousands’) but examples from abroad are illustrative.
* ‘Some 750,000 migrants from the former U.S.SR entered Israel in the 90s and £2-5billion of Russian organised crime money is estimated by police to have been invested in Israel between 1991 and 1998.
* ‘The illegal migration of 600,000 Fukienese Chinese to the U.S. yielded an estimated $3.2billion profit to the criminal gangs and was followed by ‘institutionalised Fukienese crime with its services and predation’.
* ‘In New Zealand, however, a study of Asian immigrants found lower levels of offending than for the resident population.’


Labour censored links between immigration and crime in report

Evening Standard: Blair’s think tank airbrushed link between crime and immigrants