were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
Well, isn't that just so Special? So progressive?
He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural.
"I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date."
So making the UK 'truly multicultural' included letting lots of illegals in, refusing to actually enforce the law, and doing it to try to make the Labour Party stay in power forever... Isn't the mindset of socialists wonderful?
There's a very telling quote further on in this:
"But ministers wouldn't talk about it. In part they probably realised the conservatism of their core voters: while ministers might have been passionately in favour of a more diverse society, it wasn't necessarily a debate they wanted to have in working men's clubs in Sheffield or Sunderland.
Translation: "We don't want to have to talk to the common rabble about this; they won't understand that it's for the proper progressive ends!" In plain language: "The peasants won't want us to do this, so we'll just not let them know about it."
And the current excuses and bullshit from the politicians behind this:
“Britain's borders are stronger than ever before and we are rolling out ID cards to foreign nationals, we have introduced civil penalties for those employing illegal workers and from the end of next year our electronic border system will monitor 95 per cent of journeys in and out of the UK.
“The British people can be confident that immigration is under control.”
Which explains all the islamists calling for death and sharia who are there illegally and won't be deported, and all the other illegals currently and previously snuck in who won't be deported; that's the progressive version of 'under control'.
Which sounds an awful lot like what Ted Kennedy and Obama and McCain and all those other slimy politicians wanted to shove down our throats. Hell are still trying to shove down our throats, preferably without us knowing until it's too late. Just like their progressive brethren in Britain, the bastards.