Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Controlling migration.

Mr Brown said,
“... migration must be managed and must be tightly controlled.”
ORIGIN Latin migrare ‘move, shift’, the root also of EMIGRATE and IMMIGRATE.
Double meaning, you see, something Mr Brown does rather well. Does he want to keep people in Britain too? It wouldn't be too surprising if he did, after all, lots of businesses snotty nosed rich people are moving abroad, and are taking their tax money and their tax businesses with them.

Maybe it wasn't a slip of the tongue - they did things like that in the old Soviet Union - kept people in, unless they could prove a jolly good reason for leaving. It kept the workers happy, stopped them seeing what the rest of the world was like, outside the socialist paradise.

In the old Soviet Union people had to have an internal passport too, weren't free to move around, or live where they wanted to, not unless they were rich or were communist high-ups.

In the old Soviet Union they made people have these documents "for statistical purposes", so they could be counted. A bit like those pesky ID cards our lot want us all to have - except our lot said the naughty big boys terrorists made them do it.

h/t LFaT


Uncle Marvo said...

Migrate comes from the Latin "Mi" (belonging to me) and "gratis" (free).

Hence the brucie bonus free bunce that the gits get at your expense.

What's you email address? Eh?

Mrs Rigby said...

"Migrate comes from the Latin "Mi" (belonging to me) and "gratis" (free)."
Ah, now you're making things up - but it's true these days.

Email address is well hidden, half way down the sidebar.

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