2008


Sir Andrew Green: Yet Another Newspaper Apology

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s article, “These bigots imperil our nation’s future“, which appeared in The Independent on 29 September, 2008 made allegations against Migrationwatch’s Chairman, Sir Andrew Green. The paper has now acknowledged the allegations were untrue.

19th December 2008 (Legal Matters)

Cross Party Group Aim For ‘balanced Migration’

The first cross party group of parliamentarians to address how immigration into the UK can be brought back under control has been formed at Westminster. Headed by two distinguished former ministers, Frank Field, Labour, and Nicholas Soames, Conservative, it is the first time in British political history that parliamentarians from the two main parties have […]

How Britain’s New Jobs Have Gone To Immigrants

Nearly all the jobs created in the UK since 2001 have gone to immigrants – not British born workers New research from think tank Migrationwatch – based on Government figures – shows that virtually all the extra 1.34 million jobs have now been filled by people from abroad, notably by the half a million workers […]

Public Gives Thumbs Down To Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants. New Study Shows Amnesty Would Cost Up To £4 Billion A Year.

Seven out of ten adults disagree that there should be an amnesty for illegal immigrants, a new YouGov poll has found. The research, commissioned by Migrationwatch UK,found that only one in ten people agree with the idea. In London, the poll found that 64 per cent opposed an amnesty.Just one in six Londoners supported the […]

We Must Create A Culture Of Solidarity, Not Offer Amnesties

Editorial from The Catholic Herald of 28 November, 2008 “Showing respect for the dignity and civil rights of immigrants to this country is not an option for Catholics: it is a non-negotiable responsibility that arises from the message of Christ and our own dignity as human beings. Immigration policy, on the other hand, is a […]

The Business Visitor Scheme Under The Points Based System

Migrationwatch called yesterday for much tougher rules on business visitors. The new rules are far too lax and, in particular, permit unlimited secondment of foreign employees to Britain Commenting, the Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, said “The Government scrabbled to produce these rules only days before the system goes live. Far from being “tough” the rules […]

How Many More People Can Our Small Island Take? As Population Heads Towards 70 Million Has The Penny Dropped For Labour?

By Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, Migration Watch UK. The issues around immigration are steadily becoming clearer as successive government smoke screens are blown away by the cool wind of logic. New immigration figures being published by the Government today will confirm that very high levels of immigration are continuing at about 200,000 a year. In […]

Toughening The Points Based System

With unemployment climbing fast, it is no longer acceptable that jobs which have never been advertised in Britain should be offered to economic migrants. Nor should migrants be admitted without a job to go to. The total of these categories is at least 75,000 jobs a year and probably a good deal more. These arrangements […]

Consultation On Immigration Appeals

Migrationwatch Briefing Paper No 8.28 summarised some of the main features of the government’s recently published Draft (Partial) Immigration and Citizenship Bill and appended a copy of the submissions made by Migrationwatch to the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons. The draft is described as partial because some important topics have been omitted, […]

5th November 2008 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Refugees)

The Recession: No Solution To Large Scale Immigration

New Research published today concludes that the widely forecast recession will not tackle the long term challenge of large scale immigration. The report was prepared by Migrationwatch at the request of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. It plots annual growth in GDP since 1970 to identify previous years of recession and examines what […]

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