Housing


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 […]

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 […]

Counting The Cost Of Immigration

Philip Johnston’s article in the Daily Telegraph today states that ‘The Government’s plan for three million new houses; the misery caused to thousands of families whose homes were built on flood plains because of a shortage of space; Labour’s new transport "strategy", necessitated by overcrowded trains and the requirement for additional rolling stock and longer […]

30th July 2007 (Housing, Population)

Migrationwatch Comment On Green Paper On Housing

The Government’s Green Paper, published on July 23, on the supply of housing is notable for one major omission – it ignores the fact that of the three million homes the Prime Minister says are to be built by 2020, one million will be needed for new immigrants. Even that estimate assumes that immigration will […]

Commission On Integration And Cohesion – Our Shared Future

Following is comment attributable to Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, MigrationwatchUK "This Commission has completely missed the wider picture. Our society now faces only two choices – either we integrate or we disintegrate. The present government has encouraged foreign immigration of over 2 million people without thought to the social consequences.  Immigrants are now arriving at […]

13th June 2007 (Cohesion, Housing, Population)

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)

Social Housing Shows 40,000 Deficit Because Of Record Asylum Numbers

The unprecedented number of asylum-seekers granted permission to stay in the UK in recent years has exceeded the number of new social houses built in the period by nearly 40,000, says a new report out today: The impact of asylum on social housing. In a short summary of the position – following the comments from […]

22nd May 2007 (Asylum, Housing)

‘this Would Only Make A Bad Situation Worse’

CommentaryBy Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UKThe Daily Telegraph Welcome to Great Britain – the softest touch in the world. That is the message sent out by yesterday’s demonstration in Trafalgar Square. It may have been well intentioned – but it was also deeply misguided. The immigration lobby, together with some church leaders […]

8th May 2007 (Amnesty, Housing)

“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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