Cool the rhetoric

York Press: Cool the rhetoric Cool the rhetoric

NOTICED a wave of Romanians and Bulgarians surging through the streets? No, neither have I.

We need to put this fever of anxiety about immigrants behind us. Our housing shortage, for example, has little to do with foreigners and much to do with a decades-long failure to build more homes.

David Cameron was right to call for new ‘garden cities’ to cope with the ever-growing shortfall. Our children need their own homes. But the plan has mysteriously disappeared. Why? Because an election looms and voters punish those who want to build new towns.

Politicians and public alike are in a muddle, knowing one thing is true but wishing another. Too many foreigners live among us, using our limited resources, we say. If everyone were sent ‘home’ would there be more for us. I doubt it because 4.7 million UK citizens living abroad would presumably be sent back here.

One hundred years ago there was also increasing suspicion of foreigners, and legislation passed to bar ‘undesirable aliens’ from our shores. That same year saw the start of a world war that killed millions. Let’s cool the rhetoric and get on with applying real solutions to our real challenges.

Christian Vassie, Blake Court, Wheldrake, York.

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10:55am Wed 15 Jan 14

The Great Buda says...

Well said.
Well said. The Great Buda

12:58pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

If certain London-based correspondents are to be believed we are going to be over-run by a "rash" of "unsightly" Roma people begging.
If certain London-based correspondents are to be believed we are going to be over-run by a "rash" of "unsightly" Roma people begging. Buzzz Light-year

3:15pm Wed 15 Jan 14

bravo whisky says...

Do not think you will see any Roma Gypsies around Wheldrake Mr Vassie, but I could be wrong.
Do not think you will see any Roma Gypsies around Wheldrake Mr Vassie, but I could be wrong. bravo whisky

4:14pm Wed 15 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Give em chance Mr Vassie, it has only been two weeks. We are supposed to have to wait until 2080 before we see the effects of your catastrophic Global Warming,
As for housing your children, unless you have had too many then why can't they live in your house when you have expired?
Just when do you stop building homes? When there is nowhere left to put them perhaps? Next you will be blaming climate for flooding, like the PM, when there has been more rain and less flooding in the past. Just what do you expect when we build in flood plains and shove down concrete on the green belt? But it is easier to say it is down to man and demand more tax to fix a none existant problem. Taxing fresh air.
You might want to consider current high temperatures in Victoria, Australia. First it was hotter in 1909 and second, the reason is that the winds are coming from the always hot central desert. What do you expect?
No different from the Polar (Not melting) Vortex that froze North America.

As for the mass immigration: What are you proposing? Just wait and see if it happens? Like we should have done with the Year 2000 computer so called issue and your Global warming alarmism?
Give em chance Mr Vassie, it has only been two weeks. We are supposed to have to wait until 2080 before we see the effects of your catastrophic Global Warming, As for housing your children, unless you have had too many then why can't they live in your house when you have expired? Just when do you stop building homes? When there is nowhere left to put them perhaps? Next you will be blaming climate for flooding, like the PM, when there has been more rain and less flooding in the past. Just what do you expect when we build in flood plains and shove down concrete on the green belt? But it is easier to say it is down to man and demand more tax to fix a none existant problem. Taxing fresh air. You might want to consider current high temperatures in Victoria, Australia. First it was hotter in 1909 and second, the reason is that the winds are coming from the always hot central desert. What do you expect? No different from the Polar (Not melting) Vortex that froze North America. As for the mass immigration: What are you proposing? Just wait and see if it happens? Like we should have done with the Year 2000 computer so called issue and your Global warming alarmism? ColdAsChristmas

4:50pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Jonthan says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Give em chance Mr Vassie, it has only been two weeks. We are supposed to have to wait until 2080 before we see the effects of your catastrophic Global Warming,
As for housing your children, unless you have had too many then why can't they live in your house when you have expired?
Just when do you stop building homes? When there is nowhere left to put them perhaps? Next you will be blaming climate for flooding, like the PM, when there has been more rain and less flooding in the past. Just what do you expect when we build in flood plains and shove down concrete on the green belt? But it is easier to say it is down to man and demand more tax to fix a none existant problem. Taxing fresh air.
You might want to consider current high temperatures in Victoria, Australia. First it was hotter in 1909 and second, the reason is that the winds are coming from the always hot central desert. What do you expect?
No different from the Polar (Not melting) Vortex that froze North America.

As for the mass immigration: What are you proposing? Just wait and see if it happens? Like we should have done with the Year 2000 computer so called issue and your Global warming alarmism?
ColdAs, What are you smoking ?
You are way off topic, we are discussing the Roma beggars, or rather the lack of them.
Do you think you ought to talk to a close friend about your climate-change obsession?
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Give em chance Mr Vassie, it has only been two weeks. We are supposed to have to wait until 2080 before we see the effects of your catastrophic Global Warming, As for housing your children, unless you have had too many then why can't they live in your house when you have expired? Just when do you stop building homes? When there is nowhere left to put them perhaps? Next you will be blaming climate for flooding, like the PM, when there has been more rain and less flooding in the past. Just what do you expect when we build in flood plains and shove down concrete on the green belt? But it is easier to say it is down to man and demand more tax to fix a none existant problem. Taxing fresh air. You might want to consider current high temperatures in Victoria, Australia. First it was hotter in 1909 and second, the reason is that the winds are coming from the always hot central desert. What do you expect? No different from the Polar (Not melting) Vortex that froze North America. As for the mass immigration: What are you proposing? Just wait and see if it happens? Like we should have done with the Year 2000 computer so called issue and your Global warming alarmism?[/p][/quote]ColdAs, What are you smoking ? You are way off topic, we are discussing the Roma beggars, or rather the lack of them. Do you think you ought to talk to a close friend about your climate-change obsession? Jonthan

7:37pm Wed 15 Jan 14

gwen4me says...

I couldn't get over the revaluation that family allowance is paid to immigrants whose children are living in their home country.
I couldn't get over the revaluation that family allowance is paid to immigrants whose children are living in their home country. gwen4me

11:19pm Wed 15 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

I don't smoke, Jonthan and the response was to the general rubbish written by Mr Vassie. (Including the letter above) Read my answer again, you need the education!
I don't smoke, Jonthan and the response was to the general rubbish written by Mr Vassie. (Including the letter above) Read my answer again, you need the education! ColdAsChristmas

9:34am Thu 16 Jan 14

The Great Buda says...

Jonthan wrote:
ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Give em chance Mr Vassie, it has only been two weeks. We are supposed to have to wait until 2080 before we see the effects of your catastrophic Global Warming,
As for housing your children, unless you have had too many then why can't they live in your house when you have expired?
Just when do you stop building homes? When there is nowhere left to put them perhaps? Next you will be blaming climate for flooding, like the PM, when there has been more rain and less flooding in the past. Just what do you expect when we build in flood plains and shove down concrete on the green belt? But it is easier to say it is down to man and demand more tax to fix a none existant problem. Taxing fresh air.
You might want to consider current high temperatures in Victoria, Australia. First it was hotter in 1909 and second, the reason is that the winds are coming from the always hot central desert. What do you expect?
No different from the Polar (Not melting) Vortex that froze North America.

As for the mass immigration: What are you proposing? Just wait and see if it happens? Like we should have done with the Year 2000 computer so called issue and your Global warming alarmism?
ColdAs, What are you smoking ?
You are way off topic, we are discussing the Roma beggars, or rather the lack of them.
Do you think you ought to talk to a close friend about your climate-change obsession?
He always likes to turn every debate into his pet topic. He's worse than PP for being obessed.
[quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Give em chance Mr Vassie, it has only been two weeks. We are supposed to have to wait until 2080 before we see the effects of your catastrophic Global Warming, As for housing your children, unless you have had too many then why can't they live in your house when you have expired? Just when do you stop building homes? When there is nowhere left to put them perhaps? Next you will be blaming climate for flooding, like the PM, when there has been more rain and less flooding in the past. Just what do you expect when we build in flood plains and shove down concrete on the green belt? But it is easier to say it is down to man and demand more tax to fix a none existant problem. Taxing fresh air. You might want to consider current high temperatures in Victoria, Australia. First it was hotter in 1909 and second, the reason is that the winds are coming from the always hot central desert. What do you expect? No different from the Polar (Not melting) Vortex that froze North America. As for the mass immigration: What are you proposing? Just wait and see if it happens? Like we should have done with the Year 2000 computer so called issue and your Global warming alarmism?[/p][/quote]ColdAs, What are you smoking ? You are way off topic, we are discussing the Roma beggars, or rather the lack of them. Do you think you ought to talk to a close friend about your climate-change obsession?[/p][/quote]He always likes to turn every debate into his pet topic. He's worse than PP for being obessed. The Great Buda

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