This evening' Channel 4 'Dispatches' documentary entitled 'Immigrants; The Inconvenient Truth' was very possibly the very worst analysis of the UK's immigration profile that could be possibly be imagined.
It cited Americans as successful immigrants; but failed to say how many Americans resident in the UK might only be working here for short periods - for American institutions.
It cited the role played by immigrants in the hallows of the public services, particularly in the NHFS - yet failed to analyse one of the principal reasons why that is the case; the UK's screwed-up system of nursing training (God, this is just so 2004! pdf))
Inevitably, there was a bluestocking bimbo from the CBI babbling bollocks about how immigration is 'good for business'! Forget business! Since when did 'business' have any role to play in democracy? What 'businesses' have the vote, for goodness' sake? British social policy should most certainly not be dictated by interests perfectly capable of being profitable without mass immigration being able to make a little more with it. No! No! No!
There was talk of how 'unskilled' the British were, when anyone sufficiently sceptical about mass immigration can easily find a ton of data to the effect that all talk of how we will be better off if we increase our skills is nothing but a foul, treacherous, disgusting lie.
Ask the graduate engineers. And blame the politicians for having made such a pig's backside of the education system.
And there was absolutely no mention at all of the most serious immigration based problem the UK faces - that of immigrant-perpetrated crime.
It was dreadful - absolutely dreadful.