Call the midwife? No, call immigration… RICHARD LITTLEJOHN asks why migrant who gave birth near Marble Arch was ever in the UK in the first place
By RICHARD LITTLEJOHN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
21 July 2015
Here’s a story you may have missed, since it didn’t get much coverage in the newspapers and appears to have been ignored by the broadcast media.
I only stumbled across it when I was trying to catch up with what had been going on while I was taking a short break.
Very little, from what I can gather. But this one parable of our times grabbed my attention.
It languished at the bottom of Page 11 of last Thursday’s London Evening Standard and although it was followed up in a couple of other publications, I can’t help feeling it deserves a wider audience.
‘Three police officers had to step in to deliver a baby in front of shocked commuters and tourists in the morning rush hour at Marble Arch.
‘The officers ran to help the woman after being alerted by passers-by. Ambulance staff provided instructions over the phone and she gave birth shortly after 8am.
‘One witness said: “We could not believe what we were seeing in a tourist spot in London in broad daylight. The woman was obviously in distress and the officers were brilliant at calming her down. They are real heroes.” ’
On one level you could argue that this is a heart-warming human drama, a precious new life safely delivered into the world by our versatile and compassionate British bobbies.
But we’re not talking Away In A Manger here. This is a real eye-opener, which only serves to underline the insanity of our open borders immigration policy.
We are not told much about the woman involved. She is variously described as ‘homeless’ or a ‘rough sleeper’ as if she is the unwitting victim of cruel circumstances.
Her identity has not been forthcoming from either the Metropolitan Police or University College Hospital, where mother and baby were taken.
A couple of the reports do say she is a ‘migrant’ and point out that Marble Arch has become a magnet for Eastern European vagrants — although obviously they don’t use the word ‘vagrant’, which could be considered judgmental, probably ‘racist’ and most certainly offensive towards a ‘vulnerable minority’.
So I think it’s fair to assume that she’s one of the many Eastern European gypsies camped out around Hyde Park, who do so much to enrich the diversity of our capital city, bringing with them their traditional skills such as aggressive begging and pickpocketing.
A group of these valuable and talented folk recently decided to make their home at the memorial to all those slaughtered by Islamist suicide bombers on the London Transport network ten years ago.
They had converted the memorial plaque into a dinner table, and were using the nearby bushes as a toilet.
From time to time, the authorities make a half-hearted attempt to move them on, by offering to pay for air fares back home, which is usually Romania. But even those who take up the offer come back again.
While this country remains part of the EU, there’s nothing we can do to stop them, either.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3168900/Call-midwife-No-call-immigration-RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-asks-migrant-gave-birth-near-Marble-Arch-UK-place.html#ixzz3gWkO6IZb
Being born in Britain does not make one a British citizen. Any more than being born in a stable makes one a horse. Nationality should be determined by the nationality of one’s father.
‘Children born in the UK to EEA/Swiss parents are normally British citizens automatically if at least one parent has been exercising Treaty rights for five years. If the parents have lived in the UK for less than five years when the child is born, the child may be registered as British under section 1(3) of the British Nationality Act once the parents complete five years’residence.’