Employment


At Last, A Big Idea From The Libdems. Pity It’s Such A Foolish One

Commentaryby Sir Andrew Green At last the LibDems have noticed that we have a problem over immigration. For years they have been in denial but yesterday’s conference debate is their first tiny step toward reality. They even have a big idea. Unfortunately, it is an extremely foolish one. They are calling for ‘an earned route […]

Why One Size Does Not Fit All

Eurobabble is the only word to describe yesterday’s speech on immigration by Franco Frattini. Yet again the "one size fits all" approach of the European Commission produces a result that is a nonsense for Britain Immigration, he declared, is the key answer to a declining population. There is just one problem with that. England’s population […]

Tuc Report On Immigration

The TUC have not woken up to the impact of mass immigration, despite the arrival last year of nearly three quarters of a million foreign workers. Indeed, they are failing to defend the interests of their own members by promoting the ‘benefits’ of the current mass immigration while largely ignoring the downsides, says a report […]

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 […]

Latest Immigration Figures ‘not Credible’

Figures out today from the Office of National Statistics regarding the numbers of East Europeans coming to the UK are ‘simply not credible’ says think-tank Migrationwatch. They show, say the ONS, that in the period mid 2005 to mid 2006 there was a fall of 17,000 to 57,000, which amounts to only 1 in 5 […]

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)

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