Anyone interested in migration, politics, sociology and/or anthropology should read this book. It is genuinely eye-opening – did you know, for example, that Enoch Powell was a willing volunteer to recruit workers for Britain’s labour force and eagerly traveled to the West Indies to do so? I didn’t.
Furthermore it shows how healthy immigration can be at it’s best and we see the best a lot more than we see the worst. If you’re not convinced then read this book. Be in no doubt that we should feel bloody proud that people who choose to immigrate choose our country above others. Winder says it best, “immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.”