Economics


Amnesty For Illegals Not A ‘benefit’ But A Major Liability

Instead of “netting” £1 billion pounds annually for the Treasury an amnesty for illegal immigrants would in fact cost the taxpayer between £0.8 billion and £1.8 billion a year, says a new report out today. A recent paper from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) claimed that an amnesty for illegal immigrants could provide […]

Immigration Divides England Into Two Zones

Commentary News today that one in four children born in Britain has a foreign parent is clearest possible evidence of the effect of mass immigration on our society. Many people simply don’t understand how this could have happened without anyone being consulted and they are deeply concerned about the future. Is it a cock up […]

House Prices Crisis: Many Scapegoats Few Solutions

A letter from Sir Andrew Green, The Times, London Sir, The prediction that, by 2026, the average home in England will cost ten times average earnings is based on demand outstripping supply. Components of this demand include the increase in the number of adults, pensioners and single households. But the largest element of demand is […]

8th June 2007 (Economics, Housing)

Economics Of Migration

A letter from Sir Andrew GreenThe Tablet, London Your leader article ("What migrants do for us", 6 January) described as "tendentious" Migrationwatch analysis which suggested that the economic benefit of migration is marginal. Some government ministers still claim that immigrants comprise 8 per cent of the workforce while contributing 10 per cent of GDP. This […]

5th May 2007 (Economics, Employment)

“strangers Into Citizens”?

Introduction The Roman Catholic Church and others are supporting a "strangers into citizens" campaign. This note summarises the case against it. The Proposal The proposal is that "undocumented migrants" who have been living (illegally) in Britain for four years should be allowed to earn citizenship over a further two year period during which they would […]

4th May 2007 (Amnesty, Economics, Housing)

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