Illegal immigration to the UK

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong


Welcome to the UK! If you evade customs and enter the country illegally, we will put you up in 5 star hotels and pay you £35k per year!!! Who wouldn’t want to flee here?

Really, this an unacceptable situation. We desperately need an EU-wide plan to ensure border security, it is completely unacceptable that illegal immigrants are reaching France in the first place, without first being stopped!

In addition, EU nations need to be doing more to ensure the stabilization, security and economic prosperity of the countries from which illegal migrants are fleeing. Unless we resolve the issues at the root of this crisis, it will only worsen.

Now please don’t get me wrong… I have always sympathised with genuine asylum seekers and directly helped many over the years, but seriously this country has lost the plot!

Illegal immigrants are immigrants who have broken the law by entering the country illegally.

Now, where people are genuinely fleeing for their lives, this is understandable. But that is not always the case… Many are economic migrants who wouldn’t be granted visas any other way. Should we be treating these people better than our own citizens?

If this situation continues, it will undoubtedly cause and increase friction between British Citizens and immigrants, that is very likely to spill over and cause trouble for people already settled here, including those who’ve used legal channels and are naturalised British Citizens.

We must ensure we secure our borders and know who is entering or leaving the country. We cannot help anyone, when the institutions, infrastructure and communal harmony of our own country are put under so much pressure they begin to fall apart.

Free hotels for the Calais stowaways in soft touch Britain: Outrage as immigrants illegally entering UK get cooked meals and £35 cash a week within days of arrival:

Extract from Tree Lore

By Richard St. Barbe Baker

The old Maoris were friends of the forest, and whenever they wanted to cut down a tree they used to ask it’s permission first, and then cover up the stump with foliage so as to protect the inlying spirit. Throughout the greatest part of the island, the Children of Tane, the Lord of the Forest, have disappeared.

Thus deserts have been formed in the world over, and the process still goes on. We must stop this mad ruin, or we shall be confronted with a timber famine; and our beautiful world will become a waste.


It is a fact that trees are always giving out more than they take. They are healthful, exhilarating, especially the wild ones. In this much-vaunted civilisation in which we now live, Man is too often inclined to think that the Infinite made the world in the rough and left it altogether for him to improve. Are we really doing this in destroying the natural forests, as well as the birds that go with them?


The late professor Sir J. Arthur Thomson, that great naturalist, in his Foreword to my book, The Brotherhood of the Trees wrote: “For it is not merely that the world is bettered by saving, replacing and multiplying trees, it is that an aim of this kind becomes an impulse towards developing a mood and an outlook which will increasingly feel it to be natural to think for the future, for other people for generations yet unborn. Planting a tree is a symbol of a looking-forward kind of action – looking forward, yet not too distantly.”


Trees hold the rains as they fall, and condense the fogs precipitating their moisture. When the trees are gone, rainwater rushes down the hollows and valleys, cutting deep watercourses which carry off the water before it can saturate the ground. The mists, no longer held in the foliage, drift away without depositing moisture. The rushing stream carries in its flood the soil and fertile humus. The springs are not fed, because rain has not had time to percolate down to their level. Streams and rills become torrents during the wet season and barren ravines in the dry.

Published in Britain’s Wonderland of Nature, edited by John R. Crossland and J. M. Parrish. Odhams Press Ltd. (1934).

Photos by Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, taken at Cadair Idris, Wales (2009).

President Nixon speaking with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in 1969.

Apollo 11, Happy 46th Anniversary!

“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”

Where there is gold?

Where there is gold...

Happy Eid! (1436/2015)

Eid Mubarak! May Allah bless our Human Family as we continue to reach out to New Horizons. Ameen.

Happy Eid 1436 / 2015 (New Horizons)

Press Release On Memorial Day For Victims Of Honour Crimes

Shafilea Ahmed was killed in 2003. Tuesday, 14 July 2015, would have been her 29th birthday.

Shafilea Ahmed was killed in 2003. Tuesday, 14 July 2015, would have been her 29th birthday.

As the UK marks the first Memorial Day For Victims Of Honour Crimes, the Association of British Muslims (AoBM) lends support to the campaign raising awareness of gender issues among men and women. At the same time, AoBM notes that despite successful prosecution in cases of violence, there is still a pervasive social acceptance of abuses of women and girls, which is notably higher in some cultures than others. AoBM has a firm belief that every human being has the inviolable right to live free of fear or attack, and women and girls are key to a better future. Protecting the women is central to peace, prosperity and stability for all parts of the world.

AoBM believes that honour-based crimes are not limited to women and girls and can make men and boys victims if they are seen to have brought ‘shame’ to the family. In the same spirit, we recently lent support to Naz & Matt Foundation on tackling homophobia as we consider that honour crimes do not only encapsulate cases of intentional killing but also those cases where the victim is led to take his or her own life under psychological pressure from the society and family.

On this day when the UK remembers the victims of honour-based crimes, we call upon the government to ensure that the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women is transposed in the national law in full letter and spirit. We also demand improved oversight of strategy against honour crimes which shall include a comprehensive long-term awareness-raising programme with participation and commitment from all stakeholders. Prosecution of criminals is as much important as prevention of future crimes in the name of traditional practices that lead to violence against women.

Zahid Ali Akbar, Human Rights Director, The Association of British Muslims


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