ENGLAND (early 1960s)
By Frederick Dixon
If you were lucky – because it received little (media) coverage – you will have caught a news item the other day; that the percentage of White British births in England and Wales fell in 2014 to its lowest level ever of 65.3%.
Well, of course it was the lowest level ever (so far) because until not so long ago, and well within living memory, nearly everyone in the country wasWhite British, so naturally were nearly all of the births. But, it’s been downhill ever since the first Jamaicans stepped off the Empire Windrush at Tilbury in June 1948, and the decline has accelerated since the beginning of the century – in 2005 around 72% of births were White British, in 2009 the figure had fallen to 68.8% (the only two years for which I have been able to…
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