According to a report by the embattled Theresa May, for every immigrant arriving, twenty three British workers lose their job. Now a new economic report ordered by the government, produced by the civil service, which is left wing, queries that figure. We now have two reports on immigration by economists who disagree with each other.
Political power or office often gives those who possess it the illusion that they control events. That, after all, is the reason why the story of King Canute retains, and will always retain, its relevance to the current political situation. Men think that if they can sometimes do something it follows that they always can do anything.
On 13th August 1940 Herman Goering launched Adler Tag, Eagle Day, the Luftwaffe’s all out assault on Britain. Thanks to years of denial by British governments that Hitler intended war, an ill- equipped RAF suffered terrible casualties. By the 31st of August it looked as if we might lose. As a last resort and down to a handful of Hurricanes, Air Vice Marshal Dowding ordered the mobilisation of the 303 Polish squadron at Northolt. It was an act of pure desperation. The RAF establishment considered Poles to be reckless dreamers. Hadn’t they lost their country by sending string and wire biplanes against Hitler’s Messerschmitts?...read