This article was originally published
on Russia Today
16 August 2013 with the disclaimer, "The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author
and do not necessarily represent those of RT." Whilst on-line news services such as Russia Today Press TV
are good sources from which to learn the truth, particularly about the conflict in Syria
, which is contrary to what we are fed from the mainstream news media
(msm), they unfortunately mirror the msm's political correctness
in regard to immigrants and claimed asylum seekers. A substantial number of articles from such news services have reported on the plight of prospective immigrants attempting to enter countries such as Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, without regard to the already dire economic circumstance of many native inhabitants of those countries, which can only be made worse by the arrival of more immigrants also seeking shelter in a tight housing market and employment where unemployment is already high. This article by Tony Gosling is a welcome change from Russia Today
's usual political correctness on the immigration question. A similar viewpoint was recently put by Australian Labor Party MP Kelvin Thomson
at the inaugural meeting
of Victoria First
on 1 December 2013.
Britain's shadow minister for borders and immigration, Labour's Chris Bryant, promised to take on the big corporations this week. But as his embargoed speech was leaked to big business, the nation watched his political resolve melt into nothing.