The Muslim peer Lord Ahmed has called for a tight rein to be kept on immigration because of the damage being done to race relations.
Although many have questioned Labour's clear intention to increase the nation's population through immigration because, apart from the cultural differences - this island is already heavily overpopulated, Labour's drive for multiculturalism now may be damaging their election prospects.
It was only a few weeks ago, Michael Howard warned of a rise of the BNP as a potential threat in a number of constituencies and that the mainstream parties should take this threat seriously.
Are the comments of this former Labour member the first in an attempt by the Party to recover ground from the BNP, who tend to threaten Labour seats more than the Tories or the Lib/Dems.
Interestingly, at a time when Hilary Benn is warning that food will become more scarce and that we must produce more ourselves because of the rise in the global population, Lord Ahmed said 'People say Europe needs 50 million immigrants in the next 30 or 40 years' - although he does not mention who these people are.