The great passport giveaway

citizenship

While the British press gets into a flap over the trivial row between two Cabinet ministers over an illegal immigrant and a cat, two far more significant stories received less attention.

It has now been confirmed that during New Labour’s years in power more than 1.5 million foreign nationals became British citizens.  One immigrant every three minutes was given a passport during Gordon Brown’s last year in office.

Even more serious in its long term implications for the future of our country is the revelation by new research that there are more than twice as many “mixed race” people in the UK than previously thought.  Almost 2% of adults in the UK (rather than the 0.9% previously estimated) are of mixed race.  Moreover while it had been thought that 2.9% of UK children were of mixed race, it is now reported that 8.9% of children live with parents from different ethnic groups or in mixed race households.

This latter figure would of course include white children whose parent now lives with someone else of a different race.

Official statistics also imply certain consequences from racial differences.  British schools test children at the age of 10 to find out whether they have reached the appropriate educational standard.  77% of white children have done so; 63% of blacks; and 73% of those of mixed race.

Unsurprisingly to all except the politically correct, a racial mix between Whites and Asians produces higher pass rates (79%) than between Whites and Blacks.

Racial differences are even more marked when looking at statistics for single parent families.  65% of Black Caribbean children in the UK are brought up in single parent households, compared to 51% of children from mixed White and Caribbean ethnicity; 23% of White British children; but only 10% of Indian children in the UK and 15% of UK Pakistanis.

It would be illegal for me to make the obvious deduction from these figures!

It must be racism!

Oxford
Oxford University is in trouble with the race police this week, according to the Daily Mail. Trevor Phillips of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission has described the university’s record as “dire”.

No, he’s not talking about the fact that forty-seven Nobel Prize winners have taught or studied at Oxford, nor is he talking about Oxford’s ranking as the UK’s top university in the Times Good University Guide.

That’s not the sort of record Mr Phillips is interested in. For him, Oxford’s record is “dire” because the University admitted only one black Caribbean student last year.

For Mr Phillips this fact is clear evidence of racism. Presumably he draws the same conclusion from the fact that while blacks are disproportionately absent from Oxford, they are disproportionately present in the UK’s prisons. Around 15% of the UK’s prisoners are black, compared to 2.2% of the general population.

It must be racism, mustn’t it?

OFSTED replacing ethnic monitoring forms following complaint

CEP blog, 02Sep09: A month ago a concerned work colleague showed me a copy of an EY2 form issued by the English education standards office, OFSTED, which included an ethnic monitoring form.  The options included White British, White Irish, White Scottish and White Welsh.

Bearing in mind that OFSTED only operates in England, the exclusion of White English from the ethnic monitoring form is inexcusable and when White Scottish, White Irish and White Welsh are included, it is almost certainly illegal under the Race Relations Act.

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