From the Socialist Worker, who are largely on the money with things people from across the political divide I can agree with. Read it here. Excerpt here:
Working people need unity to fight the attacks now, the avalanche of cuts after the election, and hundreds of thousands more job losses.
If our rulers can get us to think that immigrants are the problem, then they will escape with their wealth and power intact.
It is true that there is a lack of affordable housing in Britain. Young people do have far too few opportunities. But it’s not the fault of immigrants.
The NHS is always stretched and sometimes grossly inadequate. And working people are insecure about their jobs, get too little money and have to work far too hard for the pittance they get.
But it’s not the fault of immigrants.
A united working class has the power to save jobs, win decent pay and conditions, and defend public services.
That means rejecting the lies about immigration and the racism and hatred of Muslims which so many politicians and newspapers are now peddling. We shouldn’t let them divide and rule us. We should hit back together.
This is the first in a series of Socialist Worker articles that will look at the arguments around immigration in the run-up to the general election