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aware of the socially destructive consequences of a Negro
population living within a white country. This was in an era
before the white elite decided to use mass coloured immig-
gration as a tool to balkanise and divide & conquer their
What Churchill said about Britain's immigrants
Sunday August 5, 2007
Sir Winston Churchill expressed alarm about an influx of
'coloured people' in Fifties' Britain and looked for a chance to
restore punishment by flogging, newly released cabinet papers
from the national archive reveal.
On 3 February 1954, under the agenda item 'Coloured Workers',
Churchill is quoted, with abbreviations, by Cabinet Secretary Sir
Norman Brook as saying: 'Problems wh. will arise if many coloured
people settle here. Are we to saddle ourselves with colour
problems in UK? Attracted by Welfare State. Public opinion in UK
won't tolerate it once it gets beyond certain limits.'
Florence Horsbrugh, the then Minister of Education and
Conservative MP for Manchester Moss Side, is recorded as adding:
'Already becoming serious in Manchr.'
Then David Maxwell-Fyfe, the Home Secretary, gave a figure of
40,000 compared to 7,000 before the Second World War and raised
the possibility of immigration control. He said: 'There is a case
on merits for excludg. riff-raff. But politically it wd. be
represented & discussed on basis of colour limitation. That wd.
offend the floating vote viz., the old Liberals. We shd. be
reversing age-long trad[ition] tht. B[ritish] S[ubjects] have
right of entry to mother-country of Empire. We shd. offend
Liberals, also sentimentalists.'
He added: 'The col[onial]. pop[ulations] are resented in
L[iverpool], Paddington & other areas by those who come into
contact with them. But those who don't are apt to take a more
Churchill intervened: 'Ques. is wtr it is politically wise to
allow public feeling to develop a little more before takg.
Adding that it would be 'fatal' to let the situation develop too
far, the Prime Minister is recorded as concluding: 'Wd lke also
to study possibility of "quota" - no. not to be exceeded.'