Immigration debate: In Fenland we are at breaking point
AS Malcolm Moss stated, 600,000 immigrants from Eastern European countries have arrived in Britain over the past two years, and we in Fenland are at breaking point. All of these extra people and the thousands before 2004, are putting an ever greater strai
AS Malcolm Moss stated, 600,000 immigrants from Eastern European countries have arrived in Britain over the past two years, and we in Fenland are at breaking point. All of these extra people and the thousands before 2004, are putting an ever greater strain on our outdated infrastructure.
This very serious situation becomes even greater when authorities are working with outdated population figures when applying for Government funding.
It is a fact that every extra person who has come to live in Cambridgeshire (immigrant or otherwise) in the past four years in effect devalues our county's Government support funding, and our per capita funding for health purposes; because these people are not included in our population figures.
We are told that East Anglia took the largest percentage of immigrants over the past two years, and reported that this will have a big bearing on future council tax increases. When you think, for every 1,000 people over and above the population figures used by our authorities in Cambridgeshire we are £100,000 under funded on both council and health grants from Central Government.
The Cambridgeshire County Council Research Group give a population figure of 565,700 for Cambridgeshire. That is almost 25,000 below the correct figure; which equates to a £25m under funding to CCC, and it has the same affect on our health authority funding this year also. The British open frontiers are having a disastrous affect on the standard of living in this country, and Fenland in particular.
We have thousands of our armed forces deployed in countries around the world, they are trying to keep law and order in an effort to create stable democratic governments.
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People who have never lived in law abiding democratic countries find it difficult to accept the rule of law in our country, and if our present situation is not addressed quickly; our forces will be required to come back home to do the same job here.
I fully agree with Mr Moss on this issue.
REG WENN, The Haven, Acre Fen, Chatteris