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Hvite briter har flyktet fra London i et antall på 620.000 mennesker de siste ti årene. Dette og tilstrømning av utlendinger gjør at hvite briter nå er i mindretall i hovedstaden.

Det er tall som gjør inntrykk. Man kan si at situasjonen er snudd på hodet: Befolkningen i de tidligere koloniene koloniserer imperiets hjerte. Den samme utvikling finner sted i andre vesteuropeiske land, også Norge, der flere politikere og samfunnsaktører synes stolte over at de snart er i mindretall, i det minste i hovedstaden.

More than 600,000 white British Londoners have left the capital in a decade.

Census figures show that between 2001 and 2011 the level of ‘white flight’ reached 620,000.

It is the equivalent of a city the size of Glasgow – made up entirely of white Britons – moving out of the capital.

Det er grunn til å tro at det finnes platåer i white flight: Når antall hvite synker til et visst nivå, går flukten enda raskere.

Some 3.7 million Londoners classified themselves as white British in 2011 – down from 4.3 million in 2001 – despite the city’s population increasing by nearly one million over the decade to 8.2 million.

White Britons now make up 45 per cent of the population, compared with 58 per cent in 2001.

London’s population has been boosted by immigrants. Three million foreign-born people now live in the capital.

Five London boroughs saw the proportion of white Britons fall by more than a quarter. The largest decline was in Newham, East London, where the decrease was 37.5 per cent.

In Barking and Dagenham, on the East London/Essex border, 80 per cent of residents were white British in 2001 but by 2011 the proportion was 49 per cent.

Akkurat som i Norge har eliten og mediene store problemer med å omtale fenomenene ved deres rette navn. Man foretrekker å fremstille segregering som et uttrykk for suksess.

 

The BBC website was criticised by readers for its depiction of the change as a ‘story of success’ in which many white Britons had moved out to live by the sea or in the countryside.

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of the MigrationWatch think-tank, said: ‘The BBC make a very serious mistake in addressing an issue of such importance to the British public in such a trivial and superficial manner.

‘It’s surely obvious that the main reason for white flight is because people are not willing to live in an environment which has changed beyond recognition and against their own wishes.’

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2281941/600-000-decade-white-flight-London-White-Britons-minority-capital.html