Now even the Daily Mail is briefing against Vote Leave’s anti-immigration platform

Michael Gove has apparently 'never really been into immigration' [Image: Andrew Parsons/i-Images].

Michael Gove has apparently ‘never really been into immigration’ [Image: Andrew Parsons/i-Images].

Surprising, but welcome, to see this argument for Remain in the Daily Heil.

This is the default position of the British Establishment towards the most contentious and emotive issue in politics. Don’t mention the ‘I-word’. Don’t debate the ‘I-word’. Don’t build your policy agenda around the ‘I-word’. It’s a position that’s been eroded, and – as the EU referendum looms ever closer – has finally collapsed. For decades people have been demanding an ‘open and honest debate on immigration’. Now, at last, they have their wish.

In the past, whenever the ‘I-word’ has been uttered, the ‘R-word’ – racism – has swiftly followed. It’s 50 years since a notorious General Election when a Tory candidate said: ‘If you want a n***** for a neighbour, vote Labour.’ This has since been updated to ‘Would you want a group of Romanians to live next door?’

The leaders of Vote Leave know this. They are honest and open people. And they know that while they are criticising the Prime Minister for pledging and failing to control migration, their own plan would be equally unworkable. But they keep pushing it anyway.

If we want honesty and openness, so be it. Johnson and Gove know their policy of pulling up the immigration drawbridge will serve no purpose other than their own. Providing the keys to Downing Street in the case of Boris Johnson – and the key to rescuing a faltering campaign in the case of Michael Gove.

Source: Pay cuts, job losses, a crippled NHS to be gained from Vote Leave | Daily Mail Online


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4 thoughts on “Now even the Daily Mail is briefing against Vote Leave’s anti-immigration platform

  1. philipburdekin

    And I thought spitting images had stopped lmao, Gove doesn’t even need a puppet by the looks of him hahahahaha

  2. Gary Aronsson

    For someone who likes to pass himself of as a Socialist it is amazing how strenuously you fight for the cause of unrestricted cheap foreign labour so as to guarantee the perpetual poverty of the British Working Class.The endless charade you engage in to try and persuade people that flooding Britain with ever more scab labour is some sort of anti-Conservative campaign is beyond the simply ludicrous,you are a dyed in the wool TORY to your finger-tips.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      This gave me an unexpected laugh.
      Does anybody else think I’m a Tory?

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