2012


Judicial Review – Proposals For Reform

27 December, 2012 The Ministry of Justice has recently published a consultation paper on this subject. The need for reform arises because of the enormous growth in numbers of applications for Judicial Review (JR) and the paper acknowledges in paragraph 24 that the main area of growth has been in immigration and asylum cases.  In […]

28th December 2012 (Legal Matters)

Bill Of Rights – Commission’s Report

21 December, 2012 The Commission set up in 2011 to report on the possibility of a UK Bill of Rights published its report yesterday, 18 December. It has not attracted much attention from the media. The report itself runs to 282 pages, which I do not claim to have read in full. I was aware […]

24th December 2012 (Human Rights, Legal Matters, Policy)

Sir Andrew Green’s Letter In The Daily Telegraph

Curbing Immigration  Sir, I am most grateful for your generous endorsement of Migrationwatch in today’s editorial (“Labour has no right to lecture on immigration”). Looking ahead, we must recognize that many are shell shocked by the pace of change in our society, now underscored by the census results.  Integrating the nearly three million immigrants who […]

Speech By Labour Party Leader, Ed Miliband This Morning

Following the speech made this morning by the Labour Party Leader, Ed Miliband, Sir Andrew Green said: "The steps which Ed Miliband outlined to promote integration are perfectly sensible but there was a glaring gap in his speech – namely his failure to say anything significant about limiting the scale of future immigration. Apparently, he is […]

Comment By Sir Andrew Green On Home Secretary’s Speech On Immigration

Following the speech made this morning by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, Sir Andrew Green said: "At last we have a Home Secretary who is honest about the consequences of mass immigration and ready to take on the bogus arguments for it"

12th December 2012 (Population)

Census Results: Comment By Sir Andrew Green

11 December, 2012 Following the release of today's Census results, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, commented:  "This is the clear result of Labour’s mass immigration policy which brought nearly four million immigrants to England and Wales in ten years. Immigration on this scale is completely unacceptable to the vast majority of the […]

Generous Uk Welfare System A Magnet For Eu Workers

The UK benefits system is so generous and easy to access that it is likely to prove a “magnet” to people from poorer EU countries as the economic turmoil in the region intensifies, says a new report out today. With all movement restrictions for economic migrants from Romania and Bulgaria due to be lifted at […]

Amnesty For London’s 500,000+ Illegal Immigrants – ‘an Appallingly Bad Idea’

The Mayor of London’s remarks in India about an amnesty for illegal immigrants in the capital would be a ‘kick in the teeth’ for the many thousands of young people struggling to find a job because of the unfair competition they face, says a think tank who have today issued a report on the situation […]

Is The Fall In Net Immigration Due To A Fall In Student Numbers?

Immigration data The latest net migration statistics to March 2012 show a significant fall in net migration to 183,000 – a reduction of 59,000 from the figure for year ending March 2011.  According to the ONS News release “this reduction in immigration was largely due to fewer people arriving to study….” In fact, the main […]

Migration Statistics

This morning the ONS released the latest net migration statistics for the year ending March 2012, showing that net migration has fallen to 183,000 from 242,000 the previous year. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: "At last we can see some light at the end of the tunnel. We can now […]

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