The period of massive inflow of immigrants into Britain is past. Despite this, relations between immigrants and the members of the majority society are, if anything, getting worse. There are already about one million Asian and West Indian “immigrants” in Britain who were actually born here, and the number will go up substantially in the next 20 years. These people can neither be stopped from coming to the United Kingdom nor sent home: they are home already. The real issue in Britain is thus not that of preventing immigrants from arriving, but of developing a society in which the white majority and the black and brown minority can live together in a state of mutual regard and acceptance. The alternative is the development in Britain of a social underclass consisting of alienated immigrants.