Balanced Migration


The Vanishing Students From Outside The Eu

1. Much attention has been paid to the apparent failure of the government to reduce non-EU migration. However, it would seem that this is very largely due to the significant number of students who have remained in the UK, legally or otherwise. 2. Non-EU net migration has averaged 172,000 in the last ten years, as […]

Full Fact On East European Migration Falls Well Short Of The Mark

This week Full Fact – a fact-checking organisation now regularly heard on the BBC – attempted to check the following claim put to Ed Miliband by Jeremy Paxman during the leaders’ interviews of 26th March 2015: “You were predicting figures of between 5,000 and 13,000 immigrants a year from the expansion of the EU in […]

Migration Watch Uk Comment On The Latest Population Estimates

The UK population grew by 400,000 between mid-2012 and mid-2013, just under half of which is the direct result of net migration. Just over half of the increase was the result of more births than deaths however other statistics show that over a quarter of births in England and Wales were to mothers born overseas. This […]

Latest Population Projections For The Uk

  1. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) revises its population projections for the UK every two years.  The 2012 based projections have recently been published. [1] 2. The population is currently around 64 million. By the end of the next Parliament it is projected to have grown by 3 million people – six times the population […]

The Migration Matters Trust And Their Estimate Of Migration From Bulgaria And Romania

On 8th August the Migration Matters Trust (MMT), chaired by Barbara Roche and co-chaired by Gavin Barwell MP published their estimate of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria which they put at 20,000 for 2014.[1],[2]. On 18 August an article in The Observer quoted Atul Hatwal the Director of the MMT as saying that higher claims […]

No Sign Yet Of Any Significant Inflow From Southern Europe

1. To see if there has been a recent increase in immigration from the EU14 there are three useful sources of data: Long Term International Migration Data (LTIM); Annual Population Survey (APS) and; National Insurance Numbers (NINOs).  The APS data has only been available since 2004 and so this is the start date for the […]

House Of Commons Debate On No To 70 Million Petition

Last year Migration Watch UK, launched a petition on the government e-Petition website calling on the government to take all necessary steps to get immigration down to a level that will stabilise our population as close to the current level as possible and, certainly, well below 70 million – the figure that the UK is […]

Spectator Debate

‘Immigration: enough is enough.’ That's the motion for The Spectator's next debate, and also a major concern for many voters. Net migration at 250,000 in 2010 is well above the ‘tens of thousands’ that the Conservatives are committed to by the end of this Parliament. Should they do more to meet it, so that the […]

‘if The Tories Are Serious About Immigration It Will Be In The Manifesto’

Commentary By Sir Andrew Green Chairman of Migration Watch UK The Times, London, 11 January, 2010 It was good to see an Archbishop give the political system a hefty kick last week. Lord Carey’s courageous intervention in support of the cross-party group called Balanced Migration certainly caught the attention of the public and gave a […]

“profile Of Migration Watch”

"Alongside the TaxPayers' Alliance, MigrationWatch is one of Britain's most effective campaigning organisations. "Its Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, has become Britain's most quoted authority on immigration questions." See the full article

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