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Friday, 27 May 2016

Xenophobic newspapers' focus on migrants deflects attention from the theft of London

Today's Guardian (print edition) reports that there has been a nine per cent rise in London properties owned by offshore firms.(1) The Mail, by contrast, seems to think that migrants are the root of all our house and job shortages, and that Prime Minister David Cameron is over-egging the strength of the British economy as the attractant for migrants.(2)

Well, in my experience, migrants give something to UK society and the campaigning of the Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group while offshore firms make life more difficult for us the ways that they operate to keep surplus profit away from the common good and swallow up homes creating an even greater shortage of housing. Whether it's by way of money that does not go through the UK tax system, or laundered money, London is being increasingly stolen with the aid of stolen money.

Moreover, London is now the global money laundering centre for the drugs trade, reports the Independent.(3) That would seem to suggest a lack of moral strength in the UK economy, many would argue. And while there are those who are motivated by greed to avoid paying tax, there are people motivated by fairness to use non-payment of tax as a weapon in a 'compassionate revolution'.(4) Search the Mailonline website for any reference to such civil disobedience, and I doubt very much that you will ever find any reference to the real problems and the real solutions.(5)

As Taxpayers Against Poverty founder Revd Paul Nicolson argues, More people should understand why there is hunger in the UK: the corrupt buy our land and move the rent overseas.(6) I can pretty well guarantee on the basis of past evidence that such understanding will never come from the Mail group of newspapers and their cronies.(7) My Quaker belief that there is something of God in every person lives in hope, but some people are more reliable than others.

Posted by Dude Swheatie of Kwug, expressing a personal viewpoint.

NB: The Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group is non-religious, containing members of various religions and none.


  1. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/may/26/revealed-9-rise-in-london-properties-owned-by-offshore-firms
  2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3612121/Cameron-admits-migration-running-333-000-year-disappointing-blames-strength-economy.html
  3. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/london-is-now-the-global-money-laundering-centre-for-the-drug-trade-says-crime-expert-10366262.html
  4. http://www.taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk/civil-disobedience-led-by-dr-gail-bradbrook-richard-wilkinson-kate-pickett-join-the-www-compassionate-revolution-net/
  5. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html
  6. http://www.taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk/more-people-should-undertstand-why-there-is-hunger-in-the-uk-the-corrupt-buy-our-land-and-move-the-rents-overseas/
  7. http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/social-policy-blog/2010/07/asylum-seekers-2m-home-but-who/ Title: Asylum seeker's £2m home: but who's playing the system, by Mike McNabb, 10 July 2010

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