Friday 19 January 2018

Ignoring crimes by immigrants just plays into the hands of the far right

Firefighters at the scene of a riot in which several cars were set on fire in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby, Sweden, an area with a large migrant population. Photo: Getty
Firefighters at the scene of a riot in which several cars were set on fire in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby, Sweden, an area with a large migrant population. Photo: Getty
David Quinn

David Quinn

There is absolutely no debate to speak of in this country about immigration. That is typical of us. No debate is permitted about many things.

In other countries, the debate about immigration is polarised between those who exaggerate the problems it brings, and those who say there is no problem at all.

Last Saturday night, US President Donald Trump made a fool of himself again when he told people to look at what had happened in Sweden the previous night. The implication was that there had been a terrorist incident. There hadn't been, of course.

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