Straw Man Knocks Down Labour’s Argument

John Major on elitism in politics last week, David Blunkett on Monday, and now this:

Jack Straw has admitted that opening Britain’s borders to Eastern European migrants was a “spectacular mistake”.

The former Labour Home Secretary said his party’s decision to allow migrants from Poland and Hungary to work in Britain from 2004 was a ‘”well-intentioned policy we messed up”.

It comes a day after David Blunkett, Mr Straw’s successor as Home secretary, warned British cities could face riots as an influx of Roma migrants creates “frictions” with local people.

The last Labour government predicted that only 13,000 would move to Britain from Poland and other eastern European countries after 2004.

However, more than one million arrived in one of the biggest waves of immigration seen in this country.

And now as the Coalition shape up to make the same mistake with Romanian and Bulgrian immigrants (how many times have we told you the political community is owned by The New World Order), we proudly announce The Boggart Blog Bookie is taking bets on who will be the next former cabinet minister to join UKIP.

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