Bangladesh has been much in the news with the Government decision to strip Islamic State terrorist Shamima Begum of her acquired British citizenship. Born to two Bangladeshi citizens, Begum could claim Bengladeshi citizenship although Bengladesh has stated that she is not one of their citizens, does not have a Bengladesh passport and will not be accepted into their country.
All of this leads to a need to understand exactly what is going on between Bangladesh and the UK in terms of immigration.
Bangladesh has a population of 160 million people and an annual goverment revenue of $27bn. i.e. approx $180 per person. By contrast, that UK figure is $15,000 per person (spent on welfare, health, defence, transport etc)
There are approx 600,000 Bangladeshis in the UK, ie approx 0.3% of all Bangladeshis in the world.
Of these, around 400,000 are found in London.
Let’s assume 90% of these live in council accomodation, with 4 persons per accomodation. That’s more than 100,000 council properties required to house them. (And then some wonder why we have a “housing crisis”?)
The council properties in London are obviously valued at a higher level than those outside. In fact property values in places like Tower Hamlets would actually be even higher if it hadn’t morphed into little Bangladesh with mosques blaring out the call to prayer.
So with 100,000 properties at an average value of £350,000, the total value of these properties is £35bn ($45bn)
So the value of the accommodation for these 0.3% of Bangladeshis living in the UK is substantially more than the entire government revenues of Bangladesh itself!
According to the UK Government, Bangladeshis (along with Pakistanis) have the highest unemployment levels of any group in the UK, excluding Somalis. Bangladeshi women have a 24% unemployment rate and over 40% of Bangladeshi men under 25yrs are unemployed.
In Tower Hamlets itself 32% of Bangladeshis people aged between 18–25 years are unemployed. They are living in the most expensive city in the UK and are doing so on UK welfare.
With a startlingly high birth rate in the UK, those Bangladeshis that do work are almost entirely on minimum wage work. Spending per head on health, education etc is also more expensive in London due to local costs.
So if we assume a net UK Government spending of $15,000 per head, this means there is little net economic productivity from Bangladeshis to the UK but a slightly higher than average cost per head (Vs the rest of the UK) as they are almost all in London, with the rest in other major urban centres (particularly Birmingham)
So. the UK Government spends $10bn on 0.3% of Bangladeshis (600,000 people) whereas the Bangladeshi Government generates $27bn to spend on 160 MILLION people!!!!
Now factor in all the intangible economic effects of the high crime rate, high jihad rate, ghettoisation, lack of integration and the real cost of our lunatic immigration policy emerges.
Recall also that Tower Hamlets voted for Lutfur Rahman, the local Bangladeshi mayor who started diverting funds to extremist groups and a UK Bangladeshi TV channel as his propaganda news network. Rahman was removed from office by government order.
It is clear that this equation is a catastrophe for the UK taxpayer. It is also a golden ticket for the 0.3% Bangladeshis who make it to the UK.
And THAT is why they keep coming.