By Robert Row
The author was the editor of the Union Movement newspaper Action and in the 1950s coloured immigration into Britain was becoming the number one issue for many native British folk. Racial tension was such that several large riots had taken place, and this legitimate concern by ordinary people was engendering considerable hatred and confusion.
This booklet analyses the problem in a most sympathetic way. It explains how the West Indies were ruined by Britain’s refusal to give a contract to purchase its sugar, which it instead gave to Cuba. This led to great unemployment for the inhabitants of the West Indies. The result being that vast numbers of these poor people were driven to emigrate to Britain, where they were welcomed by the rich capitalist money lords who wanted to keep the wages of British workers as low as possible. Robert Row shows a solution to the problem which would have been welcomed by both white and coloured people equally. In a word – repatriation, fares paid, and in a fair and decent British way to good jobs and conditions at home.