An emotional response

I was going to write about Michael Howard’s new policy on immigration. But it’s a few days old now. And then I read this.

The real argument is not about numbers, legality or administrative efficiency. The Tory stance and the popular prejudice on which it feeds are essentially emotional rather than rational. You cannot fight emotions with logic.

Churning out a series of dry statistics… will make little impact…

The answer to their emotional charge is an emotional response.

Maybe a thoughtful post on immigration from me can come another time.

In the meantime, [expletive deleted] the Tories!

1 comment

  1. Good old Tories. Don’t see what the panic is – if they got in, they’d only bullshit the figures or forget about what they pledged to do. New Labour seemed adept at lying once they got in power.