But that’s complete and utter horseshit, Fuzzy, because Britain has always been a multicultural country, so the very idea of “migrants” “failing to integrate” being some sort of new thing is just bullshit. It’s also ridiculous bullshit to suggest international migrants are the only ones who do this (whether you’re intending to imply that or not, they are the subject), because it’s also true of Scots, Welsh and especially Irish people.
(It’s also true of other white European groups, I notice - my mother’s people were Flemish religious refugees a way back and managed to basically be their own non-integrated culture for the better part of 150 years - but that was like 300+ years ago, so I think a lot of what looks like “failure to integrate” now is going to look pretty much exactly like integrating from say, 2118).
Further even within, say, English culture, there are hugely diverse cultural groups, many of which have demanded that others adapt to them, rather than adapting themselves.
You act like “accommodations” need to be made, and that’s the thing. They don’t.
I know you don’t live in Britain, and are, as far as I can tell, a migrant living in other countries which you refuse to adapt to (I mean this appears to be what you’ve said previously - so pot kettle etc.), but let’s not pretend anyone is actually being put out or having to do anything different to usual because of “migrants”. To pretend that would be a ridiculous lie. So what are you even trying to say re: “accommodations”?
I live in London, as multi-cultural as it gets, and I’ve never had to make an accommodation. So what do you even mean here? I mean, are you complaining about Muslims who have six kids when they can’t afford it? Because you can start with the vastly more numerous Christians (esp. Catholics) and just random people doing the exact same thing.
It would be hugely problematic if they were.
And you have no rationale for this argument. It’s simply off-brand cheap Malthusianism. Even if it is true, as with conventional Malthusian thinking, we’re a very long from that point.
Further, what is very problematic for your entire argument is that the people most opposed to immigration are the people where there is the least possible negative impact the - the retired and elderly. There’s simply not way to align their opposition to rational motives.
EDIT - As a bonus, in the UK, it’s very clear that the “strains” involved the product of two things:
- London being the only place where you can earn decent money.
- Completely and systematic failure to invest in housing inside London, and transport outside London, for 30+ years, starting with Thatcher.
This has nothing to do with immigrants/migrants, though. People have done the math. That’s why you don’t see articles, even on the right, claiming “kick out the immigrants, and there’ll be houses for all!”. Because there won’t. Because there just aren’t that many migrants and they are, you yourself pointed out, very often very er… efficiently (ugh sorry) occupying property. It may be fucked-up, but they’re not the problem.
Systematic and intentional failure to build houses, specifically instigated by Thatcher, and driven by her successors (very much including Tony et al), has caused this crisis. What’s added to it has been that most house-building post-1990 has been extremely low quality. Often new houses which should by all logic be three stories and possibly a basement are two and no basement, and they tend to be ridiculously small for their footprint, and of low-quality construction, and frequently not even energy efficient. It’s stunning really.