Friday, 9 September 2011

Planning & Immigration

From the letters column Daily Telegraph 8th September:
"SIR – A sensible solution would be to encourage more development in Scotland and Wales, where there are vast open spaces but few people. To paraphrase the film Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come." 

Mycal Miller
London NW20
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 From the letters column Daily Telegraph 9th September:
"SIR – Mycal Miller’s phrase, “If you build it, they will come”, caught my eye (Letters, September 8).

The problem is that we are not building it, yet they are still coming.


Mike Bridgeman Devizes, Wiltshire"
And the answer is............?

11 comments:

Sue said...

Stop them coming!

WitteringsfromWitney said...

I know Sue, simples isn't it? But then we have brains..........!

john in cheshire said...

And get rid of the millions who are already here.

cosmic said...

"If you build it, they will come."

Hmmm, Finis Connor's (hard drive maker) slogan was "Sell, design, build". The world is littered with designs developed and built at great expense which no one wanted.

In this case, the more relevant question is "Do we want them to come whether we build it or not?"

Sue said...

Yes. We need to get shot of unproductive non-UK citizens. That would free up lots of housing and money!

TomTom said...

Well, in a country where Local Authorities are obliged by law to house the homeless......in a land where the Unskilled and Workless enjoy the highest living standards on the planet......and with free health care to all comers......at least £3000 pa in benefits for each child......free education in English........

Well, millions crossed The Atlantic to the USA for a golden future with none of these enticements.....and £10 Poms could only dream of such largesse

WitteringsfromWitney said...

jic: Yup!

c: Nope!

TT: Nice point!

Ian said...

Amend the human rights act. Foreigners to enjoy as few human rights as the natives do now. They'd soon bugger off.

Autonomous Mind said...

Forget the answer, just revel in the belly laugh that witty response provoked.

microdave said...

"We need to get shot of unproductive non-UK citizens"

And why not some (or all) of the unproductive UK citizens while you're at it...

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Ian & md: Agree with both of you!

AM: Just what I thought, which is why I posted it.