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Big Phil BS: Multiculturalism (201* d) RE: BS: Multiculturalism 30 Jan 08

My first post on this subject.

""They found their wives unable to obtain hospital beds in childbirth, their children unable to obtain school places, their homes and neighbourhoods changed beyond recognition, their plans and prospects for the future defeated; at work they found that employers hesitated to apply to the immigrant worker the standards of discipline and competence required of the native-born worker; they began to hear, as time went by, more and more voices which told them that they were now the unwanted."

Written in 1968. Its now come true."

After taking stick from you multiculturism lovers out there, please read the following, then tell me which part of my previous post was wrong.

The cost to the NHS of providing maternity services for foreign-born mothers has risen to more than 350 million a year.

Record levels of immigration have pushed the cost up by 200 million in the past 10 years, according to analysis by the BBC Ten O'Clock News.

And critics say the Department of Health has been "taken by surprise" by the rising birthrate, with some maternity wards forced to close their doors to expectant mothers.

And while a decade ago one baby in eight (12.8%) was delivered to a foreign-born mother, figures from the Office of National Statistics show that in 2006 there were 154,000 births to foreign-born women, making up about one in five (21.9%) of total births in the UK.

The number of births to European-born mothers other than from the UK and Ireland increased by 87% between 2001 and 2006 to 27,000 - almost 4% of all UK births.

While the number of babies born to British mothers has fallen by 44,000 a year since the mid-90s, the figure for babies born to foreign mothers has risen by 64,000, the BBC reported.

This 77% increase has pushed the overall birthrate to its highest level for 26 years.

Professor Philip Steer, editor of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, told the BBC: "The Department of Health has been taken by surprise. The demographic change, the sheer numbers, has in some areas increased very substantially without there being any forward planning really to allow for that."

The BBC said Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot closed its maternity unit last summer because of an unprecedented increase in the local birth rate. Midwives were moved to Wexham Park Hospital, closer to Slough, where an extra 150 babies were reportedly delivered to foreign-born mothers in the past year.

Now try to defend the undefendable.


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