Former Minister of Integration Søren Pind (Venstre) has no doubt of the consequences:
“This is open borders and an open till. We will see an increase in people on public assistance who do not come from Denmark. And abolishing the point system will just bring the Anatolian Plateau that much closer. This is certainly not what they promised during the election,” he says.
Yeah yeah, whatever. People are queued up around the block to get in, Søren. Hey, what do you mean by Anatolian Plateau? Is that some sort of neat geography term for when you have more immigrants and so the contracting effects of a ageing population are counteracted?
Oh. It’s an actual place in Turkey.
Abolishing the point system will bring a place in Turkey closer. Well, if we all remember (and I do), that Turks were not subject to the point system because they are considered EU for the purposes of immigration, then that is an outrageous statement.
Firstly, Søren seems to be implying that the whole reason his party instigated the point system was because he wanted to keep, specifically, Turks out.
Secondly, Søren seems to forget that because of guest-worker rules from the 1960s the point system was NEVER going to keep Turks out.
Thirdly, Søren is proving beyond reasonable doubt that he has a problem with Turks but simultaneously does not know how to tighten immigration rules to keep Turks out.
Everyone who said “I support the point system because it will reward me for things I am already doing!” can you now see why people thought you were a racist? (Because the system was dreamt up by racists, to do institutionalised racism and so only racists could possibly support it.)
Yeah, Søren! Let’s keep Turks out! Coming here, working hard in school, owning businesses, contributing to the community! I can see why you would definitely want to keep them out.
What a mo-fo-ing COWARD though that he phrased it like that. “Anatolske højslette” will slip right under the English speaking radar. If he had only said “With the loss of the point system, Denmark will have loads more dark skinned people (this is bad)” then we would have a chance of a “The centre-right in Denmark are really racist!” international incident.
So, he gets to do some highly offensive racism and it stays in Denmark.