Britain is a nation made up of people from around the world - and has been since time immemorial. The problem we have is not too many people coming here to live but not enough homes for those who make their homes here, regardless of their place of origin or that of their parents or their grandparents.
John Perry's post is the most sensible, to date, of those on this subject. The report that prompted this debate is very much one designed to catch headlines and play to an increasingly shallow approach to this subject (and many others) by policy makers. Prejudice not evidence driven policy making is sadly becoming the norm.
The most frghtening thing is the tone of this debate, both here and in the wider media. Instead of accepting the provocation to fight amongst ourselves for the remnants of sadly neutered attempt to create a better world, we should be challenging the system, that prevents us building enough secure, affordable homes (Our peculiarly British fuedal-capitalist economic system? Neo-liberal consensus of the state being a force for bad? Wilful blindness to the failure of the 'market' to meet the needs of people living in a society based on exploitation and greed?)
As for 'Freaky Frank' - can't Call-me-Dave find him a nice quiet corner on his estate to live, where he can rant away to his broken heart's content?