All illegal immigrants in Britain should be granted an amnesty to stay in the country, a Tory MP has said.
Nadhim Zahawi, MP for Stratford-Upon-Avon, argued that the move makes sense economically and that a ‘seismic’ shift in policy is needed for the Conservatives to attract votes among minority groups.
What an original notion. Zahawi is an Iraqi Kurd and a Tory MP. And since European demographics are trending Islamic, the only hope for the Tories is to accelerate the process drastically in the hopes that the Islamic Republic of Britain will have an Islamic Tory gov.
Mr Zahawi told The Independent: ‘We shouldn’t be afraid to think outside our comfort zone. Our failure to appeal to ethnic minorities should send loud alarm bells ringing in Downing Street and Central Office.
‘Unless we act now this electoral penalty will only get worse.’
I think McCain should sue for blatant plagiarism.
The Tories won just 16 per cent of the non-white vote at the election in 2010.
The only logical answer is to increase the share of the vote they didn’t win in the hopes of winning it.
He recently released details of a poll showing that ethnic minority voters share the Tory creed that ‘if you work hard, it is possible to be very successful in Britain’.
But when asked which party shares their values, they opt for Labour by a margin of more than two to one.
And no lessons were learned from that. It would have been more instructive to look at employment stats for UK Muslims.
However, the London Mayor Boris Johnson has been a long-term supporter of an amnesty for an estimated half a million immigrants in the UK.
Mr Johnson claims an amnesty would help the economy and the Treasury by allowing huge numbers of illegal immigrants to work openly and to pay tax and national insurance
A study commissioned by Mr Johnson from the London School of Economics estimates there are 618,000 illegal immigrants in the UK, of which 442,000 – almost three quarters – live in the capital.
Sir Andrew Green, of the campaign group MigrationWatch, said opinion polls showed 70 per cent of the public oppose an immigration amnesty.
But who cares about them?