By George Morara
Britain and majority of The British population have such a negative attitude towards refugees and foreigners in general that only really the most desperate and or opportunists can want to come or seek refuge here.
Policy regulating immigration and refuge treatment is so stupid, nobody is harvesting the benefits- of which there are many.
Information and statistics on the treatment of ‘aliens’ – (surprisingly an acceptable modern day English reference to foreigners), are appalling.
Refugees in the UK are not allowed to work for up to 4 years or more. This promotes an ever thriving and exploitative black economy. With an estimated one million illegal immigrants working in Britain, the taxman and British public lose out on crucial revenue and pay double for the housing and upkeep of refugees.
The mischievous media works in collusion with the government undoing the little the public know, demonising potential human resources to the economy and fostering negative relations. They sing of integration of immigrants but keep people at arm’s length.
The result is ugly segregation in ALL aspects of this country. Considering the length of contact Britain has had with the rest of the world- and the level of Education, with some of the greatest institutions of learning situated here, Imperialism, Racism, Colonialism, Primitive Bigotry, or indeed any complex in any shape or form, should have long been buried – otherwise what’s the role of Education?!
In recent times, The British government has introduced an integration test with history and information that ordinary British people aren’t even aware of. It’s just another of the many senseless state inventions on how to exploit economically active legal immigrants.
Number one: to integrate foreigners especially refugees or, and foreign students- (a lucrative business in the UK), the government, media and general public MUST adopt a hospitable attitude. They have to make people who come Britain, particularly England, to feel welcome. Don’t worry, the whole world isn’t going to come here. Try and balance conversation between immigration and emigration – immigrants and ‘expats’ smile emoticon
Instead of accepting refugees into books, dishing out money and housing them, appeal to the British public to volunteer to adopt families. Give incentives to hosting families and smaller pocket money for refugees. The incentives to host families should be to cover for increased household utility bills.
Refugees will have opportunities to interact on a personal level with British people, break down the barriers and promote cultural integration – refugees will learn English faster, and host families will benefit from the cultural heritages brought in especially in food, the arts and even science. This would help open the blind eyes of majority British people -to understand and appreciate other peoples, circumstances and cultures.
Third: The British government has and MUST reform their foreign, immigration and trade policies- to make them fair. Visa processing fees, work permits and extensions to these have shot up more that 1,000% in the last 10 years and there isn’t any proportional rationale for it other than sheer exploitation of foreigners.
The idea of positive integration of foreigners isn’t new. Germany has been supporting foreign students and placing them in and with German families.
Ordinary Germans have developed a keen understanding of the suffering of peoples from other lands especially in Africa.
Germany maintains respectable Relations with foreigners and most remarkably a profound shift in attitude from the Nazi ideology barely a few decades ago to one of Europe’s most tolerant and civilised society.
The German government has made Education FREE to ALL irrespective of where you come from where’s Britain cannot imagine life without the lucrative tuition fee Â£13,000 a year for every foreign student beside meeting living costs. If that’s not exploitation, then I don’t know what is!
While Britain plays separatist politics, countries like Germany are busy innovating, developing and finding ways to develop their resources both human and otherwise.
The result is a an affordable, dignified quality of life –a century a head. And the British government not media would dare tell the ordinary people- rarely are ordinary British people encouraged to even visit Germany- lest they see for themselves- save for regular bombardment of ‘Nazi German history’ reminders.
Germany is a perfect lesson for Britain. She and China are busy acquiring British business particularly the automotive industry- and they aren’t intending to let go off their Audi and Mercedes – instead they are strengthening them. Attitude is everything!
And The British church would do more despite the media. Recently the Anglican lead pastor was in Dresden- he got a real bollocking for apologising to Germany -for atrocities committed by the British on German cities and towns especially Dresden. He voice was drowned.
The severed British conscience can only begin to heal with a change in attitude towards others. The social and economic benefits would be immeasurable.
All views expressed here are mine. Facts can be established on request.
George Morara is a Freelance Social-Religiopolitical Critic