Is the news media and government lying about the economy and inflation? in Economy, Banking and the Monetary System Posted February 8 21 hours ago, Mr H said: Not sure accurate blame government or hidden hand for immigration. Sure one piece is it's easy to get into west. But has been the case for centuries. Not new easy immigration policy we have... Reason why people immigrate. Because of economics not the government. I'm also not sure what you expect the government to do about immigration. We don't have enough police to police the streets, we don't really have a navy anymore. Governments typically are unorganized and useless. Even if they wanted to I don't think they could stop immigration. I agree they are not bothered whether England remains "English" whatever that means, we're all mixed anyway. But the reason we have an immigrant population is because economics. Not a Mystical group of folks no one has ever met. There's a whole other thread about mass immigration, and another one on endocrine disrupting chemicals, so I won't labour the point here. But some of us are joining the dots between a system which is defertilising the native population at the same time as opening the gates to very different peoples with no intention of integration. Governments in many other countries have no problem controlling immigration; in the middle east, places like Saudi Arabia and Qatar have guest workers on temporary contracts to fill skill shortages as they don't want to change their whole civilisation, and they seem to recruit enough. "we're all mixed anyway" We did have plenty of diversity within the English indigenous population, eg northerners, southerners, west country folk etc but there was a sense of ethnic unity that has been lost now we have so many citizens who identify with other continents. Even if we end all immigration today imo it'll take hundreds of years and much communal conflict to regain the social cohesion that we've lost.