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Spørsmålet om politisk ansvar for masseinnvandringen til Storbritannia forsvinner ikke. Tidligere rådgiver for Labour-regjeringen, Andrew Neather, lettet på lokket da han for tre år siden avslørte at man internt snakket om at masseinnvandringen kom til å forandre det politiske landskapet. Høyst sannsynlig ville ikke de konservative ha en sjanse ved fremtidige valg slik befolkningssammensetningen utviklet seg.

Dette var eksplosive uttalelser. Men foreløpig har Neather vært en enslig svale. Nylig ble partileder Ed Miliband spurt om masseinnvandringen hadde vært for høy, og han svarte nei.

Asked earlier this month whether ‘too many people were allowed to come’, he replied: ‘I wouldn’t put it that way, no.’

Men nå har ingen ringere enn Lord Mandelson avslørt at Labour-regjeringen ikke bare ønsket folk velkommen, men aktivt gikk ut og ba folk komme til Storbritannia.

But, at a rally for the Blairite think-tank Progress, Lord Mandelson said:

‘In 2004 when as a Labour government, we were not only welcoming people to come into this country to work, we were sending out search parties for people and encouraging them, in some cases, to take up work in this country.’ He said: ‘The problem has grown during the period of economic stagnation over the last five, six years.’

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Between 1997 and 2010, net migration to Britain totalled more than 2.2million, more than twice the population of Birmingham. The annual net figure quadrupled under Labour from 48,000 people in 1997 to 198,000 by 2009.

Var denne økningen tilsiktet? Visste man hva man gjorde? Lord Mandelson satt i flere regjeringer og er så langt den mest betydningsfulle som har uttalt seg.

Mandelson forsvarer seg med at arbeidsmarkedet var et helt annet da Labour åpnet dørene. Han forstår at de som i dag er arbeidsledige p.g.a. innvandringen er bitre.

When Labour encouraged new arrivals ‘we were almost … a full employment economy’ but, he admitted: ‘The situation is different obviously now. ‘We have to just realise… entry to the labour market of many people of non-British origin is hard for people who are finding it very difficult to find jobs, who find it hard to keep jobs. ‘For these people immigration tends to loom large in their lives and in their worlds, now that is an inescapable fact, and we have to understand it, address it, engage with people in discussion about it.’

Spørsmålet er om det å snakke med folk er nok til å tilfredsstille dem. Det de vil ha svar på, er hvordan det kunne skje.

De konservative er under press fra Ukip, og må vise større lydhørhet for grasrota. Men tidligere partileder Gordon Brown holder fast ved samme kurs: han beskylder Cameron for å lyde som Enoch Powell.

Former prime minister Mr Brown – who once called for ‘British jobs for British workers’ – told a pro-union rally in Glasgow: ‘A party that was anti-Powellite on immigration is now becoming very close to being Powellite on that issue.’

Noe er satt i bevegelse, og Neather og Mandelson viser at det finnes flere svar enn de man er vant til å høre. Det kan bare øke presset for mer.

Sir Andrew Green of Migration Watch said: ‘This is an astonishing admission from the highest level that Labour’s mass immigration policy was entirely deliberate. ‘It will be a very long time before their own working class supporters thank them for the enormous changes that have been imposed on their communities.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2324112/Immigrants-We-sent-search-parties-to-come–hard-Britons-work-says-Mandelson.html