Close UK borders, says 'curry king'
Britain should close its borders to all immigrants for up to 10 years to prevent potential racial unrest, says one of the country's highest-profile Indian-born businessmen.
Sir Gulam Noon, known as the "curry king" because of his ready-meals firm, said a ban was required to prevent extremists such as the British National Party exploiting tensions.
"I strongly feel that whoever are the immigrants here, we better give them jobs and give them dignity to live here before we import some more," he told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show.
"I do not want a situation whereby a party like the BNP say that 'listen, all your jobs are being taken away by immigrants'. We have to be extremely careful. Some sort of a ban should be there."
The suggestion that the ban could last up to a decade comes from a forthcoming autobiography, the Mail on Sunday reported.
It said that Mr Noon writes in the book: "We should wait for five or ten years, until all the newcomers have been properly integrated and assimilated into the country. Until then we should just shut the door.
"We can only accommodate so many. If the room will only hold ten people, hold a meeting for ten people and not 20. It is simple logic. There is always a danger that for the sake of political correctness, or a party's political advantage, we find ourselves filling up the country with too many immigrants who will disturb the balance and upset the people, particularly the young people, of the host community."
Mr Noon escaped from the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai during the recent terror attacks.