Brexit Voters - You May Have Been Duped

Brexit Voters - You May Have Been Duped

August 2020

The 23rd of June 2016 Brexit referendum was primarily concerned with the UK's membership of the EU Fascist State, but it meant lots of different things to different people. A key factor was the UK regaining a sense of identity by way of putting a stop to mass-migration and the EU initiative of the free movement of people.

When Theresa May was booted out as PM for being a lame duck, Boris Johnson stepped into her shoes and was always considered the right man for the job because many viewed him as instrumental in helping secure the 2016 Brexit vote. Johnson secured his position as PM with a large majority at the December 2019 General Election but what do Brexit voters really know about this man's intentions for putting a stop to mass-migration into the UK?

2008

When Johnson was Mayor of London in 2008 he was willing to depart from the Conservative party line in his belief that an estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants who have lived illegally in the capital for years should have the chance to "earn" their citizenship in order to play a full part in London life, including paying their taxes.

Boris Johnson calls for illegal immigrant amnesty in London, The Guardian, 22nd of November 2008.

Many will be surprised to either be reminded of this or learn for new since it is in agreement with Labour MP David Lammy's desire to grant British citizenship to 300,000 illegal immigrants:

David Lammy: let 300,000 illegal immigrants remain in London, Evening Standard, 17th of August 2015.

2013

In 2013 Johnson went against PM David Cameron when he reiterated his call for an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Still London Mayor he said the government had to be 'honest' when someone had been in Britain for 15 or 20 years and that the 'authorities no longer really pursue you'. Cameron rejected Johnson's call for granting all illegal immigrants amnesty saying that it would send out a ‘terrible signal of Britain as a soft touch’.

Give illegal immigrants an amnesty to stay in Britain, says Boris Johnson despite PM's warnings of looking like a 'soft touch', Daily Mail, 2nd of July 2013.

2015

Johnson again reiterated his desire to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who have been in the UK for more than 12 years. Still London Mayor he stated he is "pro-immigration" and said it was a "shame" illegal migrants can only earn money on the black market as they then cannot pay taxes. To help his cause he drew n his own Turkish ancestry:

"I'm the great-grandson of Turkish immigrants - where would my family be if London hadn't given sanctuary to my great-grandfather? "So I'm totally in favour of people being able to make their lives in another country."

Boris Johnson calls for UK illegal immigrants amnesty, Express, 8th of October 2015.

2016

Now heading towards the Brexit referendum in 2016 he repeated his message that illegal immigrants were "taxpayers in waiting" and adding that rewarding them "gives the government control".

EU referendum: Boris Johnson favours amnesty for illegal immigrants – video, The Guardian, 19th of June 2016.

2016

Now Foreign Secretary he repeated his call for the amnesty of illegal immigrants who'd been hiding out in the UK for more than 10 years, believing this would assist the EU referendum campaign. He again drew on the only justification in his head that giving illegal immigrants British citizenship would mean they could start working lawfully and contributing tax income. Rather than coming up with a plan for removing them from the UK and acquiring skilled immigrants, Johnson's idea was to hand over free citizen based purely on how long you'd been playing hide and seek in the UK - how one would prove how long they'd been hiding out in the UK, Johnson never bothered to address.

Boris Johnson: Let illegal immigrants who have lived in UK for over 10 years stay, The Independent, 30th of November 2016.

2018

Not to be a man to give up a fight easily, in 2018 Johnson went above PM Thersa May's head and now suggested a slightly watered down plan for offering amnesty to all Commonwealth illegal immigrants. May spoke up against Johnson's long quest to grant amnesty by saying “It’s pretty remarkable that Boris still believes in an amnesty, no matter how unpopular it is with the public.”.

Theresa May slaps down Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary urges amnesty for Commonwealth illegals, The Sun, 25th of April 2018.

2019

As soon as Johnson became Prime Minister, he resumed his call to reward millions of foreign criminals with British citizenship. He was saying the same old rhetoric: I do think we need to look at our arrangements for people who have lived and worked here for a long time unable to enter the economy, unable to participate properly or pay taxes without documents.".

Boris Johnson says UK should consider amnesty for illegal immigrants, The Scotsman, 25th of July 2019.

2020

In January 2020, it was reported that Johnson had gone off the idea of offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. Home Office Minister Ms Victoria Atkins said: “The government remains committed to an immigration policy which welcomes and celebrates people to the UK through safe and legal routes but deters illegal immigration.”. She also added that the government "already provides for undocumented migrants to regularise their status.", which when translated into plain English means that many foreign illegals and criminals are already getting what they want under the current rules.

Boris Johnson rows back on proposal to introduce amnesty for undocumented migrants, The Independent, 25th of January 2020.

Points of Note

  • There are an estimated 1.2 million illegal immigrants hiding out in the UK, or around 2% of the UK's 68 million population.

  • Johnson has repeatedly argued that the approximately 400,000 that have been in the UK more than 10 years should be allowed to stay. This informs us just how disinterested UKGov is in tackling the problem when around 1/3 have been here so long.

  • How does UKGov determine the length of time an illegal immigrant has been in the country? This informs us that UKGov has a pretty good understanding of the numbers and the length of time many have been hiding out in the UK.

  • Johnson has always played one tune, and one tune only that these people could contribute to the tax system instead of existing within the black market. He is not viewing them as illegal and should not be here but instead arguing their case.

  • Assume for a moment we went along with Johnson's plan of granting British citizen to all ~400,000 illegal immigrants in the UK that have been here for more than 10 years. Johnson's naivety assumes they'd all suddenly move away from the black market and associated crime and become respectable members of society. They'd overnight reinvent themselves from drug dealers and sex-traffickers to electricians, plumbers, software developers, etc. These are the kind of naive people that emerge from Eton and Oxford University and become MPs and PM. Furthermore, after 10+ years of not paying tax, does he seriously think they'd be OK with paying 20% and 40% income tax and NI? Naive or what!

  • Johnson acknowledges they exist within the shadows of British society but fails to point out this includes crime, possession and supply of drugs, prostitution, sex trafficking, robbery, murder, and so on. They are endangering the British citizen and is in direct contravention of the Home Office mission statement: "The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.".

  • These 1.2 million need health care from time to time. Where do they get that - on a black market NHS? I've never heard of such a thing. Thus, these 1.2 million illegal immigrants are draining the NHS while never contributing to it. How can that be fair on the indigenous British citizen who does contribute?

  • These people are illegal immigrants. Does the word illegal mean illegal, or does it mean something else? UKGov is weak and will not tackle this problem once and for all.

Further Reading

Patriotic Alternative. Unequivocally oppose illegal immigration, as well as the process of making British people a minority in our own land.

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