Labour’s Balls: Admits Eastern European Immigration Flood Was “Wrong” but Wants Turkey in EU
An insight into the insistent anti-British nature of the Labour Party has been provided with the contradictory assertion by Ed Balls that his party was “wrong” to allow mass Eastern European immigration but that he is in favour of Turkish ascension to the EU.
Writing in a left-wing newspaper, Mr Balls in essence admitted that the British National Party was correct to predict back in 2004 that the further extension of the EU would negatively affect British workers and British jobs.
The BNP warned at the time that the failure to impose transitional controls on EU migration — which was perfectly in line with EU regulations and which many European nations did implement -- would cause problems in Britain.
The BNP’s position was not based on a dislike of Eastern Europeans, but on Britain’s right to protect its own workforce.
According to Mr Balls, who wants to be leader of his party, Eastern European immigration has had a “direct impact on the wages, terms and conditions of too many people — in communities ill-prepared to deal with the reality of globalisation, including the one I represent.”
Despite admitting that EU expansion destroys British jobs and wages, Mr Balls then goes on to advocate Turkey’s inclusion into the EU.
“I support the political and economic case for EU enlargement to Turkey,” he wrote, adding as an afterthought that it might be “wise” to temporarily place restrictions on the movement of “unskilled Turkish labour.”
Mr Balls is being deliberately devious in this regard. He knows very well that in March this year, Turkey abolished visa restrictions on entry into its territory for most Middle Eastern countries, including Syria and Libya.
This means that once Turkey is part of the EU — a move supported by all the Westminster parties — almost the entire Middle East will have legal and visa-free access to Europe, and to Britain’s welfare system in particular.
Mr Balls cannot be unaware of the announcement in this regard made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a visit to Saudi Arabia.
Asked at a press conference if this visa liberalisation would change should Turkey join the EU, Mr Erdogan answered with a quote from the Koran: “Strive for what is right, as it (by God) is commanded.”
The Turkish prime minister’s evasive answer to the visa question press conference is therefore a clear indication that the Islamic world intends to use the EU as an instrument through which they will conquer Europe by overwhelming the Continent by numbers.
* Mr Balls is not alone in supporting Turkish expansion into the EU. It was a manifesto pledge of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties as well.