RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Peter Mandelson admits Labour brought migrants here after losing working class votes | Mail Online:
Mandelson, together with the ruthlessly ambitious young men and women who would subsequently form the nucleus of New Labour in the mid-Nineties, concluded that if they could no longer take the support of the white working class for granted, they would have to import a new working class from overseas.
Yet they have always denied that the mass immigration unleashed after Tony Blair’s 1997 landslide was a deliberate policy driven by naked political self-interest.
Until now, that is.
In an extraordinary and unexpected moment of candour, Peter Mandelson himself confessed this week that Labour 'sent out search parties' for immigrants.When politicians lose the support of their own countrymen, what do they do?
They import new supporters.
UK did it. Who else is doing it?
Mass immigration was never once mentioned in any Labour manifesto. No one voted for it.
A policy which was to change the face of Britain irrevocably was smuggled in under the radar purely for long-term electoral and short-term economic advantage.
The assumption was that the new arrivals would all become naturalised and return the favour by voting Labour.
The party’s new friends in the business world, meanwhile, would benefit from an endless supply of willing foreign workers prepared to accept low wages.