The presenter, 73, offered his view on on BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live during a debate entitled “Is the UK too hostile to immigration?”
“There should just as likely be a restriction on the number of children that British people have because over-population is what you are talking about here, the big problem,” he said.
“So you say these perfectly well-qualified people can’t come in, but the woman down the road has just had her tenth baby.
“Well I’m sorry, but they are the people that really should be contained. It would make a difference.”
Oddie – who is known as a conservationist and a wildlife television presenter – also said he was “ashamed” to be British and described the nation as a “terrible race”.
“Historically, we seem to have built up this ridiculous idea that: ‘Oh, we are British, this is our island and we don’t want anybody else in it’.
“I personally loathe that kind of chauvinism and I’m happy to say I’m not proud to be British. In fact, I’m very often ashamed to be British,” he said.
“We are a terrible race, all the hooliganism and God knows what…”
However, he doesn’t dislike the country enough to leave it. When asked by presenter Sian Williams whether his views might prompt him to exit Britain, he told her that she was “talking like Ukip. For God’s sake, shut up!”
“I love the fact that I walk down the road in north London and down here’s an Indian shop and there’s another Indian stationers there and this one is run by someone from Iran and there’s a West Indian guy who runs that bit and we’ve got the Romanian builders next door who don’t play the radio as loud as English builders,” he said.
NWN: Oddie is one of those old marxists that don't even see their own rank hypocrisy. He hails from Rochdale and was a supporter of the Anti Nazi League/ANAL Mark I in the 1970's . Like all succesful marxists, when he got enough money, he 'legged it' from Rochdale and headed off down London. He now lives in that multi-racial hellhole of all the rich 'right on' lefties, 'ampstead, and has another home in North Yorkshire where he has lived for many years. He even married a woman with a double-barelled name don'tcha know ? If he loves immigrants so much, why did he 'scoot off' from Rochdale ?
Why did he slope off to rural North Yorkshire ?
Oddie doesn't see the hypocrisy in protecting bird species,or badgers, but NOT
his own species !
Readers will not be surprised to know there is an history of 'mental illness' in the Oddie family, himself included.
Bill Oddie is listed on this trotskyist communist Anti Nazi League poster.