Forget nationality for a moment.
Our country as something like 75 million people living here.
If we took 800,000 migrants, that equates to more or less one new person for every 100 here now.
The age profile of the migrants are generally young males or young family units.
The majority of these migrants do not speak English, nor have any understanding of our culture and thus cannot immediately support themselves or the family - so the burden falls on the tax payer and will remain so until they are able to stand alone.
Bolton Metro I believe as a population of around 250,000 so to take in 800,000 new people we have to BUILD three new Boltons - that is three lots of the houses in Bolton, three lots of GP and hospital services that Bolton has, three lots of schools and child care requirements that Bolton has.
It just goes on and on, three lots of infra structure such as sanitation, refuse collection, transportation, shops, etc. Three lots of people to facilitate the 'new' three Bolton's - teachers, doctors, nurses, refuse collectors, firemen, policemen, bus drivers, social workers, translators, benefit staff, housing staff, etc, etc, etc.
And all of this NOW - no time to build the houses, schools, hospitals, etc. No time to recruit and train the doctors, nurses, teachers, refuse collectors, etc, NOW. No time to raise the revenue to pay for all this - the money as to come out of the pot - NOW.
Add on to all of this that a vast majority of these migrants (even the professional ones) will need to be paid for a substantial amount of time whilst they are processed and learn the language before they even think about getting a job - even assuming they really want to get one.
If this doesn't make you think, then these 'three new Bolton's' are just this years 'contribution' will there be a need for another three Boltons next year too, and the one after that and the one after that...until they stop coming?
That's not even considering how or if these migrants make and effort to integrate rather than remain in their own communities and bring their own cultural negatives - do we think that decades of rule under the likes of Sadam and Ghadaffi, or the war zones of Somalia or Afghanistan have not had an effect on peoples views of what is the right thing to do?
People are entitled to be free and safe but to travel through many, many other countries where they can be free and safe, simply to get to the UK, Germany, Sweden, etc where they clearly expect more - which can only be provided by giving less to those already here - and who have already put into the pot - seems to be calculated and cynical of them.
It's not racism to talk like this - it's realism.