Positive immigration or the road to Fascism?

August 30, 2018 wordenvie 0

It seems that far too many have been tempted to fall into the easy reaction that it’s all the fault of foreigners. Proud of their country, feeling a strong association with it, whether British or French, so-called model citizens bolster their own inadequacy and insecurity by associating themselves with other citizens under the banner of upholding the values of their country.

Immigration policy contributing to European security

January 8, 2017 wordenvie 1

Peace in Africa might be seen as a solution to racism in Europe – the argument goes that racism is a reaction to, but not created by, immigration. And yet immigration comes from African and Middle Eastern countries in difficulty. It follows then that racists are heartless people who care not to help their fellow humans.

Society evolves with or without immigration

December 31, 2016 wordenvie 0

​Despite having written on the economic benefits of immigration and the mixity of cultures, I wonder what is the impact of countries taking in so many people, the changing demographics if immigrants do not speak the national language and the change in balance of local culture.

For the liberation of women in Islam

December 8, 2016 wordenvie 0

How can I speak out against Islam when I am not a Muslim? Its so terribly politically incorrect and possibly offensive and for that I apologize. But I support women’s rights and I want freedom for women. I am against the burqa and Sharia because I feel that it represses women.

How the EU can come together

December 1, 2016 wordenvie 0

Does anyone remember the war and how nationalism drove us apart – the EU is a solution for peace. It’s a great shame  that Britain will no longer be part of that equation as they were a peacekeeper.

Trump and Brexit both unwanted and unexpected

November 29, 2016 wordenvie 0

So Trump was elected and the UK is leaving the EU, both events unexpected and unwanted. If only Obama could have stood again. Whatever happened in the UK is surely a travesty of democracy, but also a travesty of what politicians can say to convince the electorate.

Immigration: economic benefit, cultural and social reasoning

June 12, 2016 wordenvie 0

The leave campaign seems to be focusing on immigration as an argument for not being in the EU. I guess that if Britain leaves the EU that it could effectively close its borders to migrants from anywhere, EU or otherwise and that sounds on the surface quite a seductive idea – British jobs for British people. A closed system for a closed country.

Arguments for the UK staying in the EU

March 3, 2016 wordenvie 0

The brexit campaign holds up the question of there being too much European legislation but they seem to forget the objective of legislation to establish and maintain norms in order to enable the free trade on which everybody depends.