Mass immigration is damaging Britain, says United Kingdom interior minister

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May speaks to members of the media after addressing the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales annual conference in Kenilworth, Britain, September 9, 2015.


Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May delivers her speech at the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central, England, Tuesday October 6, 2015.

“While we must fulfil our moral duty to help people in desperate need, we must also have an immigration system that allows us to control who comes to our country”.

“When immigration is too high, when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society”, Mrs May will say.

“Immigrants are stealing your job, making you poorer and ruining your country”.

“When the German government, motivated by compassion and decency, said they expected to receive 800,000 asylum seekers this year, it prompted hundreds of thousands of people to try to get to Germany”, she said.

A protester holds on to the railings outside the Houses of Parliament during a demonstration to express solidarity with migrants and to demand the government welcome refugees into Britain, in London, September 12, 2015.

“Not in a thousand years”, she said, drawing a round of applause from activists.

She said the asylum system was partly to blame.

She said: “Andrew Davies must speak out against Theresa May’s outrageous speech or we must assume that he shares her views”.

Conversations in the conference corridors have been dominated by discussion of who will succeed Mr Cameron as Tory leader, with Mr Johnson widely perceived as falling behind other rivals at the same time as Chancellor George Osborne cements his status as the firm favourite.

The estimates suggest that for the fiscal year 1999-2000 migrants in the United Kingdom contributed GBP 31.2 billion in taxes and used benefits and state services valued at GBP 28.8 billion.

“But to claim against the weight of evidence that the economic benefit of migration is “close to zero” is to pander to the right-wing of the Tory Party”.

“This has been raised with the Saudis… we totally disapprove of of what they do in terms of the death penalty which we object to in every country”, he said. “And make me Conservative leader”.

Britain has offered to accept 20,000 Syrian refugees from camps in the Middle East by 2020, but has opted out of the European Union scheme to relocate those who have arrived in Europe. Workforce planning is also complex in the NHS with its many different specialisms, leading to sudden shortages in a few areas.

Labour’s Diane Abbott accused Mrs May of getting “down in the gutter with UKIP chasing votes for her leadership bid”. “Students, yes; overstayers, no. And the universities must make this happen”.

Net migration to Britain reached a high of 330,000 people in 2015 since March, far above the “tens of thousands” Prime Minister David Cameron promised to reduce it to.


Speaking after a meeting between Prime Minister Viktor Orban and leaders of the government and opposition parties, Szijjarto said everyone was opposed to the relocation quotas but there was no consensus about how the government should contest it.

Home Secretary Theresa May delivers her speech to the Conservative Party conference