William - please don't fall into Chris' annoying habit of presuming what my motivations and attitudes are in the narrow and negative way you have done. It is not polite to attack other contributors on the basis of your invented and exaggerated examples of how you think they might comment, and it certainly does not reflect my perspective at all.
I am not xenophobic, and nothing I say is prejudiced against any nationality or race, even though I will readily identify certain distinguishing characteristics of them if the data objectively and fairly show they have a significant impact on something that is the topic of discussion. You cannot celebrate the differences between people of different origins as you seem to do but then refuse to accept that not all the differences will necessarily be positive.
And unlike those who present the rose-tinted view that you have done in your sentence beginning "immigration is brilliant" I look at things as objectively, scientifically and dispassionately as I can.
I look at the facts and I draw my conclusions from them, I don't draw my conclusions based on an inherent prejudice and then concoct "evidence" to back them up. That is generally the approach taken by those with racist tendencies. Admittedly some of the facts and figures I draw attention to will immediately be seized upon by those kinds of people, but it is not right for you Chris and other contributors in here to tar me with the "racist" brush simply because I draw attention to these facts and figures. The facts and figures are what they are, they are independently produced and I deal with them objectively - it would be nice if others would do the same and not just try to dismiss them as some kind of "propaganda".
Of course I don't resent immigrants for wanting to better themselves and improve the prospects for their children. Every parent wants that and everyone would move to where life is best and most comfortable if they had the chance.
But there is one reality that you seem not to consider in your "welcome them all" perspective - there is a limited capacity within this country to accommodate and support people. If you squeeze more in the front of the bus, someone gets pushed out the back, and the ones who suffer most in this way are those who are most disadvantaged and least able to support themselves.
Those are the people who get forgotten in the clamour to identify the benefits that immigrants bring to the country while ignoring the negative impact caused by so many coming here over such a short period.
So, if you really want to have some sensible discussion on the subject, how about responding in an objective way to the facts and figures that I have posted which reveal the negative consequences of large scale immigration?
Don't argue the point with subjective and unsubstantiated nonsense about you "loving the multiculturalism of the UK" or me "resenting the immigrants for wanting a better life" - that kind of sentiment should not play any part in this debate - your terminology for it was highly appropriate.
If the objectively evaluated positives outweigh the negatives I will be happy to acknowledge that large scale immigration is a net benefit for this country, but pigs might develop wings first.