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The British Have Been Around A Long Time - If You Want To Look
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March 11, 2017, 06:40 PM
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H/T Dorset Life

In another fine catch, Steve Sailer in Is Britain Really an Immigrant Nation? challenged Rachel Shabi’s terminologically inexact March 9, 2017 New York Times essay Britain Is an Immigrant Nation.

Not until recently.

This is the kind of thing we can get hard statistics on these days through genome analysis, and the weight of evidence suggests that Britain’s population in 1950 was very heavily descended from its population in 1100.

Steve went on to point out that Shabi, the daughter of Iraqi Jews living in the U.K., has written an entire book complaining about how the culture of Jews long resident in Arab lands was slighted and treated with contempt by the Ashkenazim who immigrated to and took control of Israel. Yet this is the behavior she metes out to her present hosts.

But I think Steve underplayed his hand. H/T reader TS for drawing our attention to British Have Changed Little Since Ice Age, Gene Study Says  National Geographic News James Owen July 19, 2005

In The Tribes of Britain, archaeologist David Miles says

"There's been a lot of arguing over the last ten years, but it's now more or less agreed that about 80 percent of Britons' genes come from hunter-gatherers who came in immediately after the Ice Age," Miles said.

This conclusion was supported by Bryan Sykes’ later book  Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland discussed for us by Steve Sailer here. When reading this I was somewhat surprised how relatively limited the Saxon and Viking contribution was.

Rachel Shabi could have accessed these books of course. But for some reason she wanted to argue the British out of existence.