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Liberal Conspiracy » Not-racists and the `England Is Full' meme

I've blogged before on tactics that opponents of immigration use to portray themselves as motivated by factors other than racism, including faux concern for the working man (but only the British-born working man) and lies about pressure on public services.

Another popular one is "we'd love to take more people, but we're full".

An obvious retort to the definitely-not-racist [*] person raising this point is "err, the UK has the 51st highest population density in the world at 255 people/square km, behind Belgium, India, the Netherlands and the Philippines, and barely any higher than Germany or Italy". This can be suffixed with ", you dolt" if required.

This is unlikely to convince most not-racist types.

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by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Apr 1st, 2010 at 01:05:00 PM EST
As I've noted previously, half the population of the UK live within 100 miles of London. So, for that portion of the population, there is an overwhelming impression of the country being crowded, because the south east really is. The rest of the country is correspondingly empty.

One can moan forever that a proper government would be doing something about this, but our politicians decided against bothering with proper government decades ago. Mostly opting for military wastage and cashing in personally.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Apr 1st, 2010 at 03:17:24 PM EST
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campaign slogan.

It worked in the Netherlands, notably in the able hands of Pim Fortuyn. Immitation being the highest form of flattery.

We can call people dolts, but then, that doesn't much address their concerns, which unless we are prepared to, makes us dolts as well.

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by r------ on Fri Apr 2nd, 2010 at 03:06:44 AM EST
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The PP in Spain has begun making noises about Spain being "full", too.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 2nd, 2010 at 09:49:28 AM EST
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From an employment perspective, any country that has adopted the unemployment policy of of mainstream foolishness can always be claimed to be full.

As long as there is unemployment that is proof that there is not enough jobs. If unemployment sinks to much, central bank raises rents until economic activity slows down. So there is always unemployment, thus never enough jobs, thus "we're full".

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Apr 2nd, 2010 at 02:44:41 PM EST
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