EU should ‘undermine national homogeneity’ says UN migration chief (DR. PINNA’S TRANSLATION: “BRING IN CHEAP LABOUR”)
By Brian Wheeler, From BBC News
Peter Sutherland’s global migration forum brings together 160 nations to discuss policy. The EU should “do its best to undermine” the “homogeneity” of its member states, the UN’s special representative for migration has said.
Peter Sutherland told peers the future prosperity of many EU states depended on them becoming multicultural.
He also suggested the UK government’s immigration policy had no basis in international law.
He was being quizzed by the Lords EU home affairs sub-committee which is investigating global migration.
Mr Sutherland, who is non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International and a former chairman of oil giant BP, heads the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which brings together representatives of 160 nations to share policy ideas.
He told the House of Lords committee migration was a “crucial dynamic for economic growth” in some EU nations “however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens of those states”.
An ageing or declining native population in countries like Germany or southern EU states was the “key argument and, I hesitate to the use word because people have attacked it, for the development of multicultural states”, he added.
“It’s impossible to consider that the degree of homogeneity which is implied by the other argument can survive because states have to become more open states, in terms of the people who inhabit them. Just as the United Kingdom has demonstrated. At the most basic level individuals should have a freedom of choice.”
The UN special representative on migration was also quizzed about what the EU should do about evidence from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that employment rates among migrants were higher in the US and Australia than EU countries.
He told the committee: “The United States, or Australia and New Zealand, are migrant societies and therefore they accommodate more readily those from other backgrounds than we do ourselves, who still nurse a sense of our homogeneity and difference from others.
“And that’s precisely what the European Union, in my view, should be doing its best to undermine.”
Mr Sutherland recently argued, in a lecture to the London School of Economics, of which he is chairman, that there was a “shift from states selecting migrants to migrants selecting states” and the EU’s ability to compete at a “global level” was at risk.
Dr. Pinna says:
Mr. Sutherland is using that trite over-worked argument:
“The Europeans are getting old. They are not producing enough babies to fill all their labor and financial needs. We must do something or those poor old Europeans will suffer!”
“So, therefore, let’s bring in cheap labour from anywhere. No matter how low their IQ, no matter how uneducated, no matter how criminal their behavior, as long as they work for pennies.”
“We are not trying to help the owners of factories and hotels and banks.
No, of course not! We are trying to help those “old, helpless Europeans who need to retire.”
At this point Mr. Sutherland generally wipes the tears from his eyes.
How strange that the Japanese who are also getting old and need to retire and who have an almost totally homogenous society, are not seeking migrants?
Is it because the Japanese value their culture and realize that uneducated migrants are a burden, not a blessing?
Europeans will have to make a choice: Suffer through a period of austerity as your population shrinks to the level where prosperity returns. As the Japanese are doing. Or, be absorbed by a mass of migrants who will choose your new leaders. These leaders will make your last years ones of total poverty.
No matter how bleak a situation is, it can be made worse by following the advice of a selfish predator.