Those pesky demographics again

Daily Mail - ......The figures were released by the Office for National Statistics, which said: 'Fertility rates for 2008 give an average number of 1.95 children for every woman (over their lifetime) in England and Wales, the highest since 1973 when there was an average of two children for every woman.' ......Migration is a key reason for the rising birthrate. Some 24 per cent of all babies were born to mothers from abroad, up from 23 per cent in 2007 and 14 per cent in 1998.

More than 15 per cent of all babies have both a mother and father born outside the UK. In London, more than half of all children are born to foreign-born mothers. Among women born in Britain, fertility rates are running at a low level - a British-born woman can expect to have 1.6 children in her lifetime. Mothers born outside Britain have a current fertility rate of 2.2 children. The highest fertility rate is among women born in Pakistan and Bangladesh, who can expect to have 4.7 and 3.9 children respectively. [Emphasis mine]

The questions, whose answers will start being felt very soon whether we want to address them or not, are; what values are these women who have 4.7 and 3.9 children instilling in them? What kind of society will they want when they grow up? Will they raise their 4.7 and 3.9 children to be British first and Muslims next? Will they raise them to want even more Sharia in Britain? Will they raise them to work, hold jobs and obey British law and customs? All valid questions, all questions that I'm sure many British people wanted to ask but were not allowed to by you-know-who.

The rest of us in the western world had better wake up to all this, the Brits are a bit further down this track so we can see what happens there, but make no mistake, we are on the same track. Some of us are close to them, some of us not so much, and if we want, we can learn from their experience and not our own. Many regions of the western world are changing in ways we are yet to comprehend and I don't think there is any way to turn back the tide, even if enough of us wanted to.

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