Twenty seven Chief Executives of Refugee organisations and human rights advocacy groups wrote to the Prime Minister on 4 January calling for the UK to increase substantially the number of refugees that it accepts The groups called on the government to agree to resettle a ‘fair and proportionate number of those already within the European Union […]
Commenting on the latest Bank of England research on the impact of immigration on wages, Lord Green of Deddington said: “For many years the immigration lobby have claimed that there is no evidence that immigration has any significant effect on the wages of British workers. This new research by the Bank of England blows their […]
Commenting, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: ‘It is important that the Conservatives have retained their intention to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands and set out some clear policies to help achieve that. This is welcome news.'
On 30th March an article appeared in The Independent with the headline “Majority of voters not convinced by Tory promises to lower immigration to below 100,000." (See here). The article claimed that, not only were the public sceptical that the policy can be delivered, but also that they think it would be better to aim […]
By Sir Andrew Green Yvette Cooper’s speech on immigration yesterday illustrates the huge gap between the public and politicians. The shadow home secretary’s remarks amounted to an elegant camouflage for Labour’s absence of policy on the key issues. The central issue is not whether immigration is good or bad, but what is a desirable scale […]
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.,. On 18 August an article in The Observer quoted Atul Hatwal the Director of the MMT as saying that higher claims […]
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 […]
A recent YouGov survey which received remarkably little media attention has shown striking public support for the Prime Minister's proposals outlined in his speech last week. (See here for the PM's speech) The key findings in a survey conducted on 25-26 March 2013 were: 70% of respondents supported the policy of only allowing European migrants to claim jobseekers […]