Migration Watch Comment On Civitas Pamphlet On Immigration

This authoritative report from Professor Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, concludes that there is no economic argument, or indeed any other argument for mass immigration on the present scale, currently a third of a million per year. Commenting, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:  “This landmark […]

Response To The Royal College Of Nursing’s Report ‘international Recruitment 2015 ‘

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN, the nursing union) yesterday published a report ‘International Recruitment 2015’. The report generated a number of provocative headlines such as ‘New immigration rules will cost the NHS millions’ (The Guardian) or ‘New Immigration Rules will cause NHS chaos’ (Sky News). These headlines are misleading for a number of reasons. […]

23rd June 2015 (Health, Migration Trends, Policy)

The Obr And Immigration

This year’s report by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) on the sustainability of the government’s fiscal position included an Annex on immigration. This suggested that the UK’s public debt / GDP ratio would be considerably enhanced by a higher level of immigration. The report is remarkably frank about the lack of evidence for any […]

6th August 2013 (Economics, Health, Population)

Comment On The Office For Budgetary Responsibility Report

Commenting on the report released by the Office for Budgetary Responsibility, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “Once again the OBR has given only part of the story. It is true that, in the medium term, migration provides a larger pool of working age people which increases tax revenues. But, of course, […]

18 Bogus Arguments For Mass Immigration

11 April, 2013 Immigration Mythology Briefing Paper 12.4 has been updated. The updated paper outlines the many myths that are put forward by the mass immigration lobby in support of the current levels of immigration and dispels each myth in turn.

The Prime Minister’s Speech – The Public’s View

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 […]

Briefing Note On Social Housing And Immigration

Demand exceeds supply 1  The Prime Minister’s speech proposed that immigrants should wait 2-5 years before joining the waiting list which, in England, has grown dramatically in recent years from around a million in 2001 to two million today[1].   Immigration Status and Eligibility 2  Currently EEA nationals who are habitually resident in the UK […]

Immigration From Romania And Bulgaria

Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria could amount to 50,000 a year in the first five years.  That is the conclusion of a study issued by Migration Watch UK today.  250,000 is the population of a city of the size of Plymouth or Newcastle. That number could be considerably higher if there were to be a […]

Eu Nationals And Access To The British Welfare State

Summary 1 Once an EU National has been granted “habitual residence” the entire UK benefit system becomes available.  Habitual residence is, in practice, very easy to obtain even for the unemployed. In some circumstances it can, in effect, be obtained from day one. Detail 2 All EU nationals have an initial right to reside in the UK for three months. Thereafter, […]

Rule Change Opens Nhs To The World

A recent government decision threatens to turn the NHS into the ‘World Health Service’ and should be rescinded as a matter of urgency, says a think tank in a report out today. Its provisions allow illegal migrants and foreign visitors full and free access to primary care services, which can be the first step to costly and […]

27th November 2012 (Health)

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