Open-borders cosmopolitanism is entirely out of place with Labour’s own economic pledges. The policies embedded in this motion would fundamentally undermine public support for comprehensive public spending, and the creation of an all-encompassing welfare state. Ambitious social-welfare schemes can only be supported by cohesive national societies underpinned by a strong sense of collective membership.
There was a time I also thought people were promising huge increases in welfare and accompanying them with extreme open-borders measures because they didn’t understand that these two things were incompatible.
But now I know it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
It’s completely purposeful.
The entire point of this trick is to destroy what’s left of welfare. Strain it beyond capacity, make sure it delivers extremely low-quality services, make people hate it because they perceive it as unfairly distributed – and the masses will beg you to take it away.