Not to be outdone, the Mail today has Amanda Platell's 'Why this baby boom will make us all go bust', which does the job of columnist I described in 'Columnists: Creators of imaginary worlds'. Platell tells us what the paper can't say in its news coverage, which must at least have the illusion of being honest. Right there in the second sentence, Platell says:
We are now the second most densely populated country in the world, something that will be all too apparent on the roads and trains this bank holiday weekend.See, that stat didn't make it into the news coverage because it's a lie. Here's a list of countries ordered by population density. The United Kingdom is 52nd.
Following that dirty great fib, Platell outlines what the problem is with the new figures. Apparently:
Sadly, though, it is not the indigenous middle-class, hard-working, tax-paying population that's exploding.Presumably, Platell counts herself as middle-class, hard-working and tax-paying. She probably counts herself as 'indigenous' too. Like Melanie Macdonagh in the Telegraph, she is an immigrant, but counts other immigrants as not being any of those things. I wonder why? Do you think the BNP dog-whistle word 'indigenous' might provide a clue?
According to statistics, our latest baby boom is partly down to high birth rates among immigrants, and partly due to rising numbers of younger mothers.
After some generic old cobblers about benefits driving the rise in birth rates, she asks this:
My other worry is this: how many immigrant mums have contributed anything to this country before landing us with another child to educate in our already struggling schools?Although Platell has no kids, it doesn't seem as though she counts herself as an immigrant. See?:
At a time when the very core of Britishness is threatened, shouldn't we be concerned about this?Fuck off then Amanda. Your presence is keeping 'indigenous' [shudder] Brits out of work.
We're told mass immigration is crucial to keep Britain booming, that we need foreign workers.
In fact, as other figures showed this week, more than five million Brits have never worked under Labour, which suggests that far from importing workers, we need to get our own population into jobs.
Except you count yourself as British. It's just other immigrant women who threaten the very core of Britishness. Why is that?
It's priceless that two articles wringing their hands about the threat about immigrant mothers giving birth were written by immigrants who count themselves out of that group. I wonder what makes these white women think they can count themselves firmly out as immigrants. Maybe it'll come to me.