have opinions changed since 1914 yes , since 1938 NO. we are the uncaring racist society we were in 1938 thanks to the likes of Maggie Thatcher and david cameron ,both tory prime ministers.

a clipping from a 1914 article in The Times, in which the editor calls for the people of Folkestone to financially assist refugees who have been forced out of their home countries.

A photo of a clipping was shared on Facebook in a group called Stand with the Calais Migrants, who are planning a demonstration in Folkestone to “show their support for their fellow human beings”.

it seems we were more compasionate in 1914.

Daily Mail 1938
“The way stateless Jews and Germans are pouring in from every port of this country is becoming an outrage. I intend to enforce the law to the fullest.”

In these words, Mr Herbert Metcalde, the Old Street Magistrate yesterday referred to the number of aliens entering this country through the ‘back door’ — a problem to which The Daily Mail has repeatedly pointed.

The number of aliens entering this country can be seen by the number of prosecutions in recent months. It is very difficult for the alien to escape the increasing vigilance of the police and port authorities.

Even if aliens manage to break through the defences, it is not long before they are caught and deported.jews then .

Comparisons are being drawn between a 1938 Daily Mail article on German Jews entering the UK, and media coverage of the Calais migrant crisis 77 years later.

With the headline “German Jews Pouring Into This Country”, the article warns of “aliens” entering the UK through the “back door.”

The clipping also appears to talk about a woman who was charged with “knowingly harbouring” a migrant man who she intended to marry.

Immigration has become an increasingly salient topic in Britain.

research continues to show there is a substantial gap between what the public thinks to be true and what the reality of the situation is.

nine  facts about UK immigration.that proves the reality to be true  not the fiction .

  • Foreign-born residents make up almost 16 percent of the 31 million-strong labour force. Of the total number of overseas workers, 60% were born outside the EU. 16% are from western Europe, while 15% are from eastern Europe. The two poorest EU countries, Romania and Bulgaria, accounted for 3.8% of workers.
  • 2
     share of immigrants in the total population is 13%,  UK’s  Statistics.
  • Immigration has risen in the last 20 years, spiking most recently after a decade of stability.
  • 4
    The UK isn’t the largest EU port of call for migrants.
  • 5
    And despite all the talk about “Polish plumbers” and Ukip leader Nigel Farage’s call to leave the EU  most people  to settle in Britain come from outside the trading bloc. The top two arriving nationalities are in fact Chinese and Indian.
  • Foreign arrivals come mostly to work or study and about two-thirds of those moving for employment already have job offers when they arrive.
  • 7
    While legal foreign residents are eligible for social welfare, 97% of the 5.3 million people claiming aid, such as jobseekers’ allowance and disability benefits, have British nationality.
  • 8
    only three EU nationalities are among the top 10 benefit claimants of foreign birth.
  • 9
    Seventy-six percent of Romanians and Bulgarians who arrived in the U.K. last year came for work. That compares with 61% of people from the original 15 EU members and 67% of people from the eight eastern European countries that joined the bloc in 2004.

tomie jones -if you have reached here I applaud you for your staying power, sense of fair play and going the extra yard (or should that be metre now?)to see the whole picture. thank you .

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