There’s nothing very special about Birkenhead, a town of about 80,000 people across the Mersey from Liverpool. Apart maybe from being home to Tranmere Rovers. So why mention it?
I do so because Frank Field, Labour MP, and now an advisor to the Tory Government on ‘social cohesion’, has pointed out a remarkable fact about this town, and by extension the country at large: There were more violent crimes recorded in Birkenhead last year than in the whole of England in 1960.
That's correct. A town of 80,000 people sees more violent crime today than a country of fifty million did less than fifty years earlier.
Now moving swiftly on, let’s take an article from the Guardian, from its home deep in the heart of Britain’s PC multi-culti fever swamp. (Incidentally, the author disports the ancient Anglo Saxon name of Randeep Ramesh.) Randeep tells us about a new report (from one of the thousands of taxpayer-funded “human rights” quangos) entitled How Fair is Britain. Apparently the report aims to set out how to measure “fairness” in Britain. And you know what? It finds that Britain isn't fair at all. Why? Because it shows that that ethnic minorities are “substantially over-represented in the custodial system” and that “the proportion of people of African-Caribbean and African descent incarcerated here is almost seven times greater to their share of the population.”
Ipso facto, the country isn't fair. And we even have experts and politicians to assure us of this fact. Randeep tells us “experts and politicians said over-representation of black men was a result of decades of racial prejudice in the criminal justice system.”
So that’s the reason! Who could have guessed?
Why are so many blacks bunged up? Well, shaking his head sadly, Randeep, presumably channelling the "experts", talks of the “damaged relationship” between law enforcement agencies and the, ahem, “vulnerable youths” (a.k.a. black criminals) on Britain’s streets. “Evidence of this damaged relationship can be found in the commission’s report. On the streets, black people were subjected to what the report describes as an “excess” of 145,000 stop and searches in 2008. It notes that black people constitute less than 3% of the population, yet made up 15% of people stopped by police.”
So there you have it. That’s the explanation.
If the police stopped checking out the vulnerable youths you wouldn’t have so many blacks in jail! And you know what? He’s right. Because the vulnerable youths would then be out on the streets, doing what these vulnerable youths do.
So there is in fact a kind of crazed logic to this.
This should be seen in the context of figures on crime and ethnicity issued by the London Metropolitan Police. Momentarily escaping their PC handlers, the cops, according to the Telegraph, “show that among those proceeded against for street crimes, 54 per cent were black; for robbery, 59 per cent; and for gun crimes, 67 per cent. Street crimes include muggings, assault with intent to rob and snatching property. Just over 12 per cent of London’s 7.5 million population is black, including those of mixed black and white parentage."
What this shows of course is that the ratios for stop-and-search, criminal activity and imprisonment correlate very closely. As you would expect.
What this also shows, when we take in the figures from 1960, is that Britain has been changed fundamentally and drastically for the worse in the intervening time. The people that would have fought Hitler to the last man to protect their lands and heritage have now handed them over to a different group of foreigners who neither look nor act like native British people, who represent a huge financial and social burden while show not showing a scintilla of gratitude or appreciation.
If you're in a masochistic mood, I've already written some more stuff on Britain’s self-destruction here.