Two Danish journalists with far left roots, have heavily criticised immigration into Denmark. They say the same negative effects can be seen in a lot of other European countries as well. Mikkel Andersson and Niels Jespersen call mass migration into Denmark a ‘failed experiment’ as the country would be better off without it.
The two journalists and authors of “The Experiment That Failed”, claim that immigration has made Denmark poorer, less secure and more polarised.
According to Danish newspaper Berlingske, Andersson and Jespersen have far left roots, but have changed their views over time and moved towards the political centre.
Most of their criticism is focused on non-Western migration and economic immigration in Denmark, which costs the government billions per year and has a negative influence.
According to Niels Jespersen it is a mistake to believe that you can take in hundreds of thousands of people with different cultures and expect them to integrate and become similar to the majority.
In the book they write about the negative consequences of immigration which can be seen by gangs wars and parallel societies that are completely isolated from mainstream culture. The authors also say that in countries like Germany, France, the Benelux and other Scandinavian countries the phenomenon is present as well.
In 35 years the number of non-Western migrants has almost ten folded: From 60,000 in 1983, to 500,000 in 2018. Andersson and Jespersen say that the effects of the group on Denmark’s society of 5.6 million people are mostly negative. Without mass migration Denmark would be better off and have less crime, the authors argue. Now there are gang wars, parallel societies and youths terrorising neighbourhoods.
In the meantime non-Western immigration brings tremendous costs for Danish society: DKK 30 billion, almost 4 billion euros per year. The authors claim the effects of economic migrants are also harmful for the real refugees who deserve help.
“Denmark helps a small number of able asylum seekers who have the power and money to travel through six-eight secure countries while failing a larger number of those who do not have the resources, but could have received much better assistance for the same money,” Mikkel Andersson tells newspaper Berlingske.