December 14th, 2012

Miliband Immigration Integration “Learn English” Speech


Ed Miliband called on immigrants to integrate and learn English. Under Labour we were told that immigrants will have to reach a minimum standard in English language by the Home Secretary David Blunkett in 2004. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith in September 2007 said immigrants “need to integrate into our country, learn English and use our language.” In 2009 Immigration Minister Phil Woolas said “Immigrants must learn English.” They didn’t have much success in government with this policy…

UPDATE: Press released text to “check against delivery”:

We talked about “shared citizenship”.

But we did too little to tackle the realities of segregation in communities that were struggling to cope.

So Labour has to change as well.

What does a strategy for integration look like?

What he actually said verbatim:

We talked about “shared citizenship”.

But people said what does that actually mean in practice.

So we’ve got to change as well.

What does a strategy for integration look like.

Ed didn’t quite ‘fess up to one of Labour’s failures on immigration…


  1. 1
    Nick Griffin says:

    ♬ I’m dreaming of a white Christmas ♬ just like the ones we used to know ♪


  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    If you support the free market then you should support the free movement of people.


    • 5
      Politics 101 says:

      Talking in absolutes will get you nowhere fast.


    • 8
      Gordon Brown says:

      Feel free to fuck off


      • 109
        Anonymous says:

        10% of brits HAVE “fucked off” and live abroad.
        Brits are famous for not integrating very well at all and equally famous for being utterly crap at languages. Hell, a lot of brits can’t even speak their own language very well!


        • 120
          Joe says:

          Get back on topic you whore!


        • 126
          Kwizling says:

          Eh bien! Vous avez raison mon ami. Encore du vin?


        • 163
          Anonymous says:

          english reserve.
          they like to be served.
          it is their destiny.
          shame about the changing world.

          branson is reserved. but then he can afford his own kingdom.
          our energy is precious. use it judiciously…. but then when you are in the public eye, like judge leveson….he was an inquirer not a judge…did he act judicious?
          who asked for his opinion? something not right. something for sure “left”.


        • 173
          Airey Belvoir says:

          You don’t need to learn their language, Johnny Foreigner just needs to be spoken to VERY LOUDLY in the Queen’s English. Just imagine they are deaf and slightly retarded.


    • 14
      The Great Helmsman Xi Jinping says:

      I quite agree

      We are taking you over financially

      We will then flood you with our hardworking people

      And you will not be able to refuse…


    • 20
      Free Lunch says:

      There is no such thing as a free market, or free movement you douche bag.


      • 29
        Free markets collapse says:

        No but there is free market failure

        Big time

        Just look at what Haldane of the BOE said of the banking collapse


        • 117
          DonkeyDong says:

          How can something fail if it has never been tried.

          At every step throughout human history there has been someone intervening, legislating and regulating alleged “free markets”.

          Fuck knows why the great unwashed #occupy knobbers are knocking something that has never been tried.


    • 28
      WVM says:

      Wow, a bigger fool than I thought.


    • 54
      PitPony says:

      Quite right. But no free healthcare or benefits would restrict immigration to contributors only.


    • 64
      Except says:

      I support the free movement of people.

      What I don’t support is the movement of people who come to a country and live off the state and/or plan and carry out the mass murder of the country’s citizens.


      • 73
        Judge Henry Hodge, Husband of the Artful Hodger says:

        I did. I made a career and lots of money out of it.

        Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.


    • 164
      JimmyO'Jism says:

      Your blog is fucking wank, a real fucking waste of time.


  3. 3
    Tom Tomos says:

    Tooting. Hooray. Power to the People!


  4. 4
    Hugh Janus says:

    Presumably we won’t see the words “flooded” or “Liebour’s deliberate attempt to change the very nature of our population – for good”.

    I continue to shout at the radio and the TV every time the Biased Broadcasting Corruption ‘reports’ that Liebour just got it wrong on immigration. No, they go it very right, because what we have now is precisely what Liebour intended all along.


    • 44
      Tim Buktu says:

      Cameron continues to let them flood in. The LibLabCon is acting on orders from its globalist masters:

      EU should ‘undermine national homogeneity’ says UN migration chief
      By Brian Wheeler
      Political reporter, BBC News

      The EU should “do its best to undermine” the “homogeneity” of its member states, the UN’s special representative for migration has said.

      Peter Sutherland told peers the future prosperity of many EU states depended on them becoming multicultural……………………………………

      Millions more third worlders on the way here then!


    • 55
      Anonymous says:

      It will come back to bite them in a century or so. The nations new muslim overlords won’t take too kindly to liberal, anti-religious, pro gay freminists.


      • 102
        Anonymous says:

        Muslims now feel strong enough to leave the Labour party plantation and form their own parties.

        Labour, like the Tories, are going to find themselves in a no-man’s land between the marginalised and pissed off native Britons, and the imported ethnic replacers, for whom the Liblabcon have outlived their usefulness.

        A fitting end to the Liblabcon quisling b@stards.


        • 116
          Gonk III says:

          Add to that absolutely correct analysis the clueless nature of our treacherous and contemptible political classes and the present catastrophe
          is heading for a really,really bad ending.


        • 135
          Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

          Immigration is great for the country, great for my boys, great for Portsmouth and great for me. If anyone knows how you can get so rich so quickly by some other means than immigration, Please let me know. Mahabon.


        • 191
          SarumSea says:

          Yes, voted out by our own democracy.


    • 152
      The Sheikh Of Arabee says:



      Ed- it would have been better if you hadn’t let the fuckers in. Just saying, like.

      You fucking Labour arsewipe.


    • 176
      seven seditious sadduccess from Caesaria says:

      unfortunately the Tories wanted it too. Conservatives wanted floods of immigrants to undermine the unions. Liebour wanted more floods to undermine the British. Between them they’ve effectively ethnicly cleansed London, Birmingham and most Northern citis too. The few remaining Brits are kept in reservations i the countryside.

      Bury my heart at wounded Kneebworth


      • 181
        Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

        Don’t forget Portsmouth. We have taken more asylum seekers proportionately than any other city in the UK. I did the deal with Gordon, who was behind it all, and saw a great opportunity for me and my boys, and we have all become very rich as a result. Great thing immigration, makes me rich gets me re-elected and political donations. Don’t forget many people are benefiting, politicians, businesses, the public sector. If the general public do not like it, well they can get stuffed. Boaz.


      • 182
        The wizz says:

        Oi. what about Welwyn Garden City, Letchford Garden City & St Albans City?


      • 183
        Anonymous says:

        Labour were in power when unlimited immigration from the EU was allowed, if anybody spoke againsy it they were toast, if you remember. Its not the Conservatives who are at fault. It makes me sick to hear that moron milliband he sounds like a 15 year old in a school debate, god hes third rate !


  5. 6
    Jim says:

    Nothing about Responsibility again, I see.


  6. 7
    Ed Millibland Speech Executive Summary Service says:



  7. 9
    A casual observer says:

    I didn’t watch all of Wallace’s speech as Sky cut to Agent Dave’s obfuscations over the EUSSR. Perhaps one of you techies could post the thing so we can tear it to fecking shreds, in a purely objective way of course.


    • 21
      LordWhiteAdder says:

      Without watching, or intending to watch it, I objectively tell you it’s bull s hit and if Leibour get back into power it’ll be more of the same immigration policy.

      Don’t trust any of them!


    • 174
      Airey Belvoir says:

      Quick precis: “Immigration is great. I’m sorry we did so much of it. Vote Labour for more/less as you prefer.”


  8. 10
    Tax inspector says:

    Ithink that Ed’s Hampstead Hedge Fund and private equity vulture neighbours should be integrated and made to pay full UK tax…


  9. 11
    Angry od London says:

    Don’t see I*S*L*A*M anywhere in that word chart. Wonder why?


    • 18
      A casual observer says:



    • 23
      Ed Megashambles says:

      Wunashun – excpet for followers of Allah


    • 57
      Millipede Watch says:

      No mention of anything connected with religion or sexual orientation.

      Couple of allusions to ethnicity, bandwagon of Olympics and ‘Tooting’ must reference Citizen Smith, to keep the older lefties happy.

      What is missing: Liberty, Fraternity, Equality and Democracy.

      What is prominent: Community – somewhat totalitarian ?


      • 153
        Anonymous says:

        “What is prominent: Community – somewhat totalitarian ?”

        Working class, der Volk, Ummah, Community. Socialism, islam and fascism are all forms of collectivist totalitarianism.


    • 111
      Anonymous says:

      Bbecause the Millibands are Irasel firsters?


  10. 12
    He who no longer posts says:

    What are the benefits of living in Britain, though?


  11. 13
    Ed Millibland says:

    Those poor, poor, brave, brave immigrants.

    Sent from your iPad


  12. 15
    Labour terraforming a town near you soon says:

    Resistance is futile.


  13. 17
    Ed Megashambles says:



  14. 19
    Jamie Oliver says:

    He kept the lithpy words to a minimum.


  15. 22
    Ex-Tory says:

    Just type into google “immigrants must learn English”. You will see that Miliband’s speech is the same scripted rhetoric spoken by all leading politicians int he last 20yrs. I am sure if you went back before the days of the internet, you will see they were saying the same in the 60s/70s/80s. It is the standard response to mass immigation hitting the headlines. It works because the MSM are useless f*ckwits and the media elite share the same objectives and universal socialism dogma as the political elite.


    • 42
      Terrible But True says:

      That Mr. Miliband, colleague of one Ed Balls and Ms. Hodge, etc, would raise the notion of communicating sensibly in English by anyone at this juncture is, indeed, ‘brave’.


  16. 25
    Mike Newland says:

    The British people are meeting the challenges of immigration with good sense and tolerance. We can be proud of our country as we welcome newcomers wishing to enrich our society.


    • 27
      Mike Newland says:

      Just touting for business as Milipede’s speech writer.


      • 100
        Marmite says:

        Mike, if you are successful in becoming Milibandwagon’s speech writer, don’t forget to write how these wonderful immigrants have bought in T.B., when we had eradicated it, and don’t forget rickets – something to do with our effnics not getting enough sun due to all the paraphenalia they wear. Have I forgot something? Oh yes, immigration bringing this country’s infrastructure to its knees!

        Maybe you should start filling in your application form for the job now. I hope I’ve given you enough material.


    • 38
      A casual observer says:

      It’s not just Immigrants with Liebore, all minority take preference. Where i live in south Wales the health service budget has been cut by 8% and rising, circa £450,000,000. Yet can find the cash to fund 20 brand new Gypsy camps.

      There have been demonstrations, protestations from the very people who gave Liebore total control in May, and will probably do so in future elections. Thick c*nts.


  17. 30
    Anonymous says:

    He let the fuckers and muzzies in, in the first place………


  18. 31
    rabid hamster says:

    wheres mention of the following words with respect to labour and immigration? Words like “culpability”, “gerrymandering”, “incompetence”, “sold out”, “betrayal”


  19. 32
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    What an indulgent piece of caring, sharing, progressive bullshit.

    This man (this speech and his party) are just pandering to our overly sensitive, weak minded, weak willed population.

    Put him in charge of a primary school in London somewhere where his ideas won’t cause too much damage to the country as a whole.

    Cameron’s no better though nowaays. This speech could just as easily have been one of his – where he gives his ‘sincere’ look to the camera.

    Talking about looks of ‘sincerity’ and ‘concern’… Have you seen the ad they show on Sky News from Ed Conway their Economics Editor. He looks like he’s peeing himself with worry over the economy.

    Get a grip Ed…


    • 40
      Cameron is the bigger twat says:

      Cameron is worse. He believes that mankind is warming planet earth. He believes that conservatives want homosexual marriage, he believes that the British people want to be ruled by Europe, he believes that schools of excellence should be dumbed down, he wants the Jockanese to remain part of Great Britain.


    • 66
      Political Scientist says:

      It is not progressive.

      As others have pointed out this is the same rhetoric as repeated ad nauseum over the past 30 years by others repackaged.

      It is regressive as it implies at best that there has been no forward movement, and at worst that we need to return to square one with the sisyphean quest for utopia.

      This message is false as it does not address the key issues which are progressive and have been raised by others.


    • 92
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      We never get anyone visiting primary schools up here. Not diverse enough.


  20. 33
    Abdul, in a fully funded council house and 253 postal votes says:

    Thanks you, Sir, velly kind, England velly enriching.


  21. 34
    Acne Abbott says:


  22. 35
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    how does immigration fit into one nation?


  23. 36
    Penfold says:

    Did he actually say anything, did he apologise for his party’s crass policy of allowing Tom, Ahmad, Abdullah, Sarwaz, and anyone else, their wives, families, cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, second and third cousins and their neighbours round the corner from coming to the UK with the promise of full state benefits, a house, a car, education, hospital care, without the necessity of learning English or in any manner, shape or need bothering with the need to adapt, adopt and assimilate with the British community hosting and paying.


    • 37
      Blue vein solo says:



    • 46
      Labour...filth...just filth says:

      in answer to your primary question…No hesaid nothing new original or progressive… this is the foundation of the One Nation narrative..meaningless pseudo socialist soundbites


    • 47
      The Central Scrutinizer says:

      Politics is not about governing the country – for the good of the country anymore. It’s now all about the science of electioneering, and how to win power through the ballot box (via the media) – by telling people what they want to hear, demonising the opposition and their policies, and offering generous handouts (that can never be properly financed) and promises of a fictitious, glorious future.

      In short, we’re fu ck ed.


      • 58
        white flight says:

        It’s all about the LibLabCon fraudsters supervising Britain’s continuing decline in to a multikulti racial hellhole and crime infested thirdworld shitpit.

        Meanwhile the colonisers keep on flooding in.


        • 113
          Anonymous says:

          Foreign women are much better than the fat, pasty-white varicose vein riddled self-important high-maintenance useless bints that are indigenous.
          I’d rather have Muslim neighbours than white chav estate dross.


    • 76
      Labour's Tower of Babel says:

      I wonder if he mentioned the names Tony Blair, Jack Straw, Jonathon Portes and Barbara Roche or the ‘RDS Occasional Paper no. 67’, ‘Migration: an economic and social analysis’ produced by the Performance and Innovation Unit which the Labour government reluctantly published in 2001.


      • 136
        A Librarian shocked - i tell you SHOCKED - to the core says:

        Performance and Innovation Unit? Sounds like something out of the Karma Sutra.


  24. 39
    Postal Vote says:

    So 2.8 mln immigrants in last decade
    A few million on benefits
    Public sector still employs over 5.5mln people
    Postal Voting
    Labour polled 9.5 mln votes last time it won elections with Blair

    Mili will go down as very poor leader if he fails to win elections against this backdrop


  25. 43
    Ralph says:

    Should an immigrant, Marxist and son denier be given a stage to lecture us on immigration?


  26. 45
    Nucky Powell says:

    Didn’t see anything about “rivers” or about “blood” in that word-cloud, though. I shall have to content myself with movement on the gay marriage issue, thank God for small mercies.


  27. 53
    pete says:

    Nation is in there twice, once with a capital n and once with a small one.


  28. 56
    Steve Miliband says:

    Still no policy. Just a load of shitspeak


  29. 59
    the flower-pot man says:

    bring back Stanley Unwin


  30. 60
    albacore says:

    By George, he’s got it. The lad’s inspired
    (Excuse my yawning. I must be tired)
    It’s a shame the old folks didn’t just wait
    And let Boney and Hitler integrate
    Mind you, the tongue Ed would have to teach now
    It would not be English. No way. Nohow


  31. 63
    Miliband, oppenheimer and Mandelson says:

    Got to admit it was a waste of time having two world wars now that the country has become what it has become.


    • 115
      Last of the white Brits says:

      Yes, one of the saddest aspects of the whole affair is to look back at photos of the predominantly white British soldiers setting off to defend Britain, or the predominantly white British civilians clearing up after air-raids, and wondering what they would think if they saw London or Bradford or Leicester now.
      I asked the blogosphere 5 years ago if there has ever been an example of a nation willingly inviting in foreigners to the extent that they would eventually overwhelm and destroy the native culture. I failed to get a conving reply, other than the usual twaddle about Red Indians or Aborigines, who clearly did not set out voluntarily to be overwhelmed.
      Can someone come up with a better answer? I’d hate to think we were the first self-destructing nation in history.


      • 160
        Margaret H Oppenheimer says:

        If those facilitating the takeover/pop’n replacement were of the same nation as those in the firing line it’d be more perplexing.


      • 193
        Thinker says:

        Dubai? It has done basically the same thing over the same time frame as Britain, and delivered the ethnic Arabs into a country and a culture they simply do not recognise. I doubt there is any going back for Dubai at all now.


  32. 65
    Anonymous says:

    So, continuing the 21st century’s politician’s act of talk, talk, talk but no action?


  33. 70
    wise up sonny, go be an assistant manager of a local bus company. Thats your level says:

    I turned on the news at 9am to hear the BBC reporters discussing Ed Miliboy’s proposed speech in reverential tones, the import of his words, the depth of his thinking etc.
    Then, I thought, load of bollocks and turned it off.
    He’s is a shallow little twat with no gravitas whatsoever.


    • 140
      Man Yana says:

      Yes, there was a lefty airhead female on Sky earlier this week claiming that Balls was erudite and that Ed had grown into a great leader. I suspect she is even allowed to vote!


    • 185
      Anonymous says:

      Sometimes i think the people in the media have been brainwashed, just to hear Milliband simpering away at this silly speech was embarassing, he sounded like a teenager who was out of his depth.


  34. 75
    Sealate says:

    Just flannel to appear to appease. Absolutely no impact whatsoever. Non EU immigrants (not illegals or asylum seekers) MUST already pass an English test before getting a visa to settle here. As for EU citizens, there is no way the UK can pass a law requiring the English language (free movement etc.)


  35. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Miliband is a Hunt.

    Labour are Hunts.

    No need to explain fdurther as they don’t know, or care to listen to what Hunts they are.


  36. 79
    83ast 17 says:

    Hitler had the right idea
    These four centimetreby two centremetre types burn really well, we could probably run a power station with the ones we already have, then get some more


  37. 80
    Wee wee, monsieur! says:

    Gerard Depardieu’s move to Belgium to apparently avoid France’s wealth taxes has been dubbed “pathetic” by the French Prime Minister. Jean-Marc Ayrault criticised the actor’s decision to buy a home in Belgium – which does not have a wealth tax – close to the border with France.

    “Going just over the border, I find that fairly pathetic. Being a Frenchman means loving your country and helping it to get back on its feet,” Mr Ayrault told France 2 television. Depardieu has become the latest wealthy Frenchman after luxury magnate Bernard Arnault to look for shelter outside his native country following a series of tax increases by socialist President Francois Hollande.


    • 90
      Hank the Cat says:

      Its gods joke, he made france a beautiful country, then laughing his socks off filled it with french men


    • 147
      N. Farage says:

      France really must be a shithole now if he prefers living in Belgium.


    • 154
      Curly from Calais says:

      Who TF does he think knocked it off its feet in the first place? And taxing until pips squeak is certainly not going to help. Quel con.


  38. 83
    Margaret Moran says:

    I’m off the hook!! Tee-hee!


    • 155
      Corrupt MP Acting School says:

      How many times did will tell you NO TEE-HEE’ing you are supposed to be acting depressed.


  39. 84
    Hank the Cat says:

    83ast 17 strange to see a follower of the religion of piss posting here


  40. 85
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    Book now only £2.3m


  41. 86
    Sgt Moovalong says:

    Morabund = wanker


  42. 87
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Radio 5 did a phone in this morning to discuss their beloved Red Ed’s speech about immigration. The conclusion was it was all the fault of the Tories and Cameron and that they were nasty racists and Red Ed was being forced into saying what he was saying because of the Daily Mail


  43. 95
    the furry fish says:

    we are all doomed, doomed I tell you.


  44. 98
    Dr Gordon Brown says:

    It’s clear why Labour was so keen to flood the country with immigrants. So we could win every subsequent election with their votes. That’s why I am still in Downing Street.


  45. 101
    He who no longer posts says:

    When I was young and people talked of immigration, it was the Irish they meant.

    A few years later it was the West Indians. Then we got the sub-continentals. That went on for a while but it was mostly the Indians. Then it was any country where the population had a predominance of chappies called Mohammed which has now become our country’s most popular and beloved name.

    It makes you want to forgive the Irish now. :-) Almost…


    • 145
      Curly from Cairo says:

      Curly from Cairo says:
      Your comment is awaiting moderation.
      December 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      All muzzie males are given the Mohd name by default (a sort of honorific presumably to appease their peeedo patron in case he gets a bit pissed off if you don’t and sends a plague of locusts into your padi fields). Their “real” name, by which they are addressed throughout life, is usually the second one.

      Really buggers up the ‘most named’ game played by the Telegraph bean counters.


  46. 108
    Jack Union says:

    I looked but I can’t spot the words “sorry”, “apology” and “mistake”.

    Miliband sings the International once a year.


  47. 118
    The Frankfurt School says:

    We are replacing all you white Brits so we can get our global marxist government.


    • 168
      restore the monasteries says:

      In years to come when babies born are all the same colour,(coffee),
      how will we be able to celebrate our differences?
      It is criminal what labour did,and irreversible,and unforgivable,and
      enoch will be right.The future of Britain will be a land of ,never ending tensions,
      thanks to our unthinking,political elites.Past and present.!!


  48. 119
    Mike Hunt says:

    Once they realised that immigrants mostly vote Liebour, regardless of their linguistic ability, they stopped bothering. Besides they have to provide work for all those translators – who will then vote Liebour.

    Easy isn’t it, but they forgot about George Galloway and UKIP so are back pedalling as fast as they can.


  49. 123
    Mustapha ben Effit says:

    We needs not learning the english to putting Xs on the postals ballots papers.


  50. 125
    Truthteller says:

    Two hopes and one of them is Bob.


  51. 130
    Guardian reading lefty says:

    Onwards to the revolution comrades.


  52. 138
    keredybretsa says:

    But to say to an immigrant ‘Sorry I could not understand your English.’ Could well have the sayer, up to their neck in being called a racist, politically incorrect and have them up in front of some Racial Tribunal.


    • 157
      HenryV says:

      What worries me is the ability of them to speak English comes and goes. I stood behind one chap in the queue in the library who owed about £10 in fines. It took the librarian about 15 minutes to get through to him. About 5 minutes in another librarian came to serve the rest of us. The next week on a rare visit to the SU I saw the same chap talking with his chums with a ready command of English spoken with an accent that was reminded me of that BBC programme EastEnders. You know the one set in an alternate reality London populated by Cockneys…


  53. 146
  54. 156
    Graham says:

    We need more immigration because that will start the civil war sooner. It’s our only way out now.


    • 162
      Smoot says:

      + 1 billion @156


    • 189
      Tom Catesby says:

      How long before the country is another Lebanon? The strategy surely is clear by now. Swamp the country with immigrants first, legal or illegal, that doesn’t matter. Then outnumber/outbreed the native British population, take over as the majority, even before a single shot is fired. Integration?


  55. 159
    UKIP - the way forward says:

    UKIP policy vindicated!


  56. 171

    The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lot of great information which can be helpful in some or the other way. Keep updating the blog, looking forward for more contents.


  57. 175
    seven seditious sadduccess from Caesaria says:

    But when ith Ed going to learn Englith? This shared citizenship sounds suspiciously like the EU’s pooled sovereignty anout plot to eradicate the British


  58. 188
    Ed Sillitwat says:

    Integration? Do me a favour!


  59. 192
    Sree says:

    Learning languages always been interesting.Among all languages English has been a universal language.I enjoy learning English language.Daily i read newspapers,in free time i read novels,i watch english videos If anyone tried learning english please share some tips.


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