Mind Your Language…

I rarely find myself disagreeing with Louise Casey. She is one of few in the government who consistently and bravely speaks out about social and cultural issues in an honest and straightforward manner. Many of her recommendations on integration and cohesion, especially on supporting women and the often forgotten white working-class communities, not only need to be made but should be acted upon.

Well, that makes a change, mostly, the CiF contingent are whining about how her policies are ‘stigmatising the scum’…

But while I understand the need to push the government to be take action (sic) and be bold, I disagree with the call for a “Speak English” cut-off date without explicit parallel investment for free English classes. Unless the government funds English classes for those who don’t speak English, any deadline becomes a crude white elephant. One simply cannot exist without the other.

Well, that’s clearly a load of….wait, what’s the English word?

It’s not for the government (i.e. the poor long-suffering taxpayer) to stump up for this yet again. If immigrants are required to speak English, then they can damned well fund it themselves!

Or take advantage of the many free resources out there.

Sandhya Sharma, a project worker from Safety4Sisters, said: “Esol helps refugees rebuild their lives and reduces isolation for vulnerable members of our society. Learning English is the key to BME migrant women’s ability to access, integrate, gain freedom, independence and literally communicate in the UK. Women need Esol classes so desperately, they have less ability then men to publicly interact, have less outward facing chances and opportunities. This is a fundamental right for women seeking to live in the UK and it’s to the benefit of us all. We all gain as a society from women’s access to Esol.”

If a culture’s women aren’t allowed to interact, they have far more problems than not being able to rinse the taxpayer for free English lessons.

This policy will at least help to smoke out the worst examples.

3 comments for “Mind Your Language…

  1. March 23, 2018 at 11:01 am

    “Well, that’s clearly a load of….wait, what’s the English word?”


  2. March 23, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    This reminds me of a time back before the seventies. I lived in a multicultural area and all of the immigrants set up their own community centres at their own cost. There was a very nice Polish one just round the corner.
    Then in the seventies we had Muslim immigrants and the Indians displaced from Uganda. Then all of a sudden there was a call that everything should be provided by the government: translation, comminity centres, benefits. There was a strong attitude of entitlement.

    I’m in agreement with you: if they want to stay in the country then they should stump up for their own English lessons. That way they have earned the right to stay. Anyone thinking they are entitled to a free pass isn’t necessarily someone we would want to stay here anyway.

  3. Pcar
    March 24, 2018 at 12:51 am

    The rot set in when UK Gov’t, Council, Public Sector started sending out documents with squiggle ~~¬_-~¬^~ on them.

    Plenty of Free Learn English tutorials on youtube etc.

    No, no, no to taxpayer fleeced again.

    Why is there never a lower taxes, less Gov’t supporter on BBC etc?

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