What a load of hysteria about the latest immigration figures. More than 427,000 Eastern Europeans have come to work in Britain since the expansion of the European Union.
If you include the self-employed that supposedly goes up to 600,000.
Many are Poles and you can see them in our shops, our bars, on our buses and in our fields.
Poles are productive. They are prepared to graft. They are prepared to do whatever it takes to get a better standard of living.
There is a long standing Polish community in Britain dating back to World War II, and frankly I have always felt we owe the Poles.
They fought with us against tyranny when we most needed them. There were Polish and Czech airman amongst the few who helped win us the Battle of Britain.
Yet we effectively abandoned them to another tyranny - Communism - albeit we weren't in much of a position to change events at the time.
We should welcome the Poles with open arms because they are good people. But they are also an asset to our economy and they are prepared to integrate.
Now the doom-mongers are tearing their hair out at the prospect of Romania and Bulgaria's expected accession to the EU in January, fearing it will further boost immigration to Britain.
The Government is hinting that it may restrict access by Bulgarian and Romanian nationals into our labour market.
The argument is that uncontrolled immigration could overwhelm housing, social services, schools and the rest of our infrastructure. And undoubtedly there will be strains.
Sir Digby Jones warns of a culture of corruption within Bulgarian and Romanian society.
You could say that the influx is all a massive compliment to Britain.
We are for ever doing ourselves down but there can't be much wrong with this country if so many foreigners are desperate to live here.
And given that the EU treaties specify freedom of movement between countries as one of the prime building blocks, it would in my view be dishonourable to attempt to circumvent the system and restrict the arrival of these peoples.
That's what we signed up to and were any of us to want to go and work in Poland, Bulgaria or Romania then we would be free to do so.
If we think immigration is getting out of hand it should not be the Poles, Romanians and Bulgarians who suffer, but the 'illegals'.
I believe immigrants have a duty to accept the basis of British society and laws.
So it disturbs me when some people, predominantly in the Muslim community, come to this country and make no attempt to learn the language or embrace British culture, preferring to build walls around themselves in their own society.
Home grown Muslim terrorism is also a grave worry. If they don't like our foreign policy they should attempt to change it through the ballot box.
But, overall, immigrant communities have down the years added much to Britain.