We need to be honest about immigration. The lies and the obfuscation are getting us nowhere. The great mass of the British people, including, I would surmise, lots who are themselves of immigrant origin, don’t want the thousands of illegal boat-people who turn up on the shores of Kent each week to be allowed to settle willy-nilly in the UK at their expense. For the most part, the antipathy felt is not racist in origin – though some of it obviously is. Rather, it is founded on indignation.