As I pointed out in an earlier post, their is an economic sword of Damoclese that hangs over the average British citizen compliments of the EU. One of the major expenses Brits are incurring are those associated with large scale, uncontrolled immigration. You can see the UK government projections from a few years ago in the laughable graph at the right. And it cannot be stressed enough that it is the EU and not Britian which has control over Britain's borders. And it is the EU that has thrown the gates wide open, with Britain unable to do anything about the vast bulk of the immigration madness so long as it remains in the EU. Meanwhile, Britain's infrastructure is sagging under the weight of this out of control immigration. And there is this in today's Daily Mail:
Britain's most senior black policeman has warned the Home Secretary that his force is struggling to cope with a crimewave by immigrants.
Mike Fuller, chief constable of Kent Police, told Jacqui Smith that "migration surges" are behind a rise in offences.
In a private letter, Mr Fuller said the Government's failure to boost funding to match the population increase will have a "negative impact on performance".
Mr Fuller also warned that the soaring cost of translation services is putting enormous pressure on his force's resources.
He estimated he would need an additional 500 constables if the immigrant population continues to surge in Kent, long regarded as a major gateway for immigrants and asylum seekers.
Mr Fuller - tipped by some as a potential future Metropolitan Police Commissioner - is not noted for courting controversy and his outspoken warning will be a major embarrassment to the Government.
In his leaked letter to Miss Smith dated October 22 last year, Mr Fuller states: "I feel it is essential that I set out the impact that population growth is having in Kent and the pressure it is placing on finite resources."
Mr Fuller estimates migration accounts for 78 per cent of the population growth. This has contributed to an increase of more than a third in violent crimes over five years to about 7,800 incidents last year.
He estimates the total additional cost to the force to be £34million over the past three years, but claims he has been short-changed by the Home Office.
"There is a danger that if the future funding regime fails to respond to dynamic changes in migration the extra demand this generates will impact negatively on performance," he concludes.
Former Met detective Mr Fuller says translation services account for an increasing proportion of his budget, with costs having risen by a third over the past three years.
He says the total population of Kent is forecast to rise from the current figure of 1.6million to 1.9million in 2029. Most of this increase will be a result of immigration. He says that if these predictions are correct, he will need an extra 561 constables.
When asked last month about Kent, ministers claimed no assessment had been made of the impact of immigration on costs.
. . . In a parliamentary answer, Tony NcNulty, the police minister, said: "Kent police do not separately identify costs incurred as a result of immigration."
Damian Green, Conservative immigration spokesman, said ministers had misled the public: "This is clear evidence that all over the country public services have found it impossible to cope with the unplanned and rapid rise in population over the past few years.
"This is another largely rural police force which is having to spend money on translation services and cope with extra pressures caused by fast rates of immigration. Without properly controlled immigration this problem will only get worse."
Keith Vaz, Labour chairman of the home affairs committee, said: "Mike Fuller raises very important issues concerned with the changing needs of local areas as a result of migration.
"It is important that in looking at funding formulas the government understands that there are pressures that need to be addressed. We will be looking at this issues when we launch our forthcoming inquiry into policing."
Last year the Audit Commission warned Eastern European immigration had brought social disorder and crime.
Councils in areas where migrants have settled have also complained of being left out of pocket because of Government underestimates.
Read the article here. As I noted here, Labour was telling the people of Britain in 2004 that the expected Eastern European immigration levels would be about 14,000 per year. The actual immigration figures were well over half a million last year. And Britain can do nothing about this problem substantively so long as it remains in the EU. Britain can only up the tax on its citizens to fund this potentially existential bit of EU insanity.