Population


The Business Visitor Scheme Under The Points Based System

Migrationwatch called yesterday for much tougher rules on business visitors. The new rules are far too lax and, in particular, permit unlimited secondment of foreign employees to Britain Commenting, the Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, said “The Government scrabbled to produce these rules only days before the system goes live. Far from being “tough” the rules […]

How Many More People Can Our Small Island Take? As Population Heads Towards 70 Million Has The Penny Dropped For Labour?

By Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, Migration Watch UK. The issues around immigration are steadily becoming clearer as successive government smoke screens are blown away by the cool wind of logic. New immigration figures being published by the Government today will confirm that very high levels of immigration are continuing at about 200,000 a year. In […]

The Recession: No Solution To Large Scale Immigration

New Research published today concludes that the widely forecast recession will not tackle the long term challenge of large scale immigration. The report was prepared by Migrationwatch at the request of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. It plots annual growth in GDP since 1970 to identify previous years of recession and examines what […]

New Poll Indicates Balanced Migration A Vote Winner – Labour And Bme Voters Want Much Lower Immigration

A new poll out today demonstrates there is massive backing for a substantial cut in immigration levels from supporters of all parties and shows that a programme of ‘Balanced Migration’ into the UK could have a major effect on voting intentions in a future election. The YouGov poll, which the Cross party Group on Balanced […]

Migrationwatch Invited To Put Forward Policy Suggestions

Following the evidence which we gave to the Economic Committee of the House of Lords, Migrationwatch were invited by a Cross Party Group of Parliamentarians to put forward suggestions as to how immigration issues should be tackled in a way that took account and also tackles the need to preserve the competitiveness of the economy […]

A Separate Scottish Immigration System Would Be “futile”

Claims that Scotland ‘needs’ large scale immigration because of its declining and ageing population have been strongly refuted in a paper out today from think tank Migrationwatch. Scotland’s population is not declining as is frequently claimed so substantial immigration is not required to boost the population – neither will it provide an answer to a […]

2nd September 2008 (Economics, Employment, Population)

‘no Excuses’ On Immigration As Poles Go Home

A new report out today estimates that the influx of East Europeans coming to work in the UK will come broadly into balance within the next three years. Thereafter, most immigration will be from outside the EU and could therefore be controlled if the government had the political will to do so. ‘The impression is […]

Bbc Radio 4 Today Programme

Listen again to John Humphrys interviewing Sir Andrew Green and Mr Danny Sriskandarajah of the Institute of Public Policy Research, about the IPPR’s new report about how immigration benefits Britain.

Migrationwatch Comment On Ippr Press Release

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, responding to an Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) press release, said "More immigrants settling in Britain is the last thing we need. Our population is increasing by a third of a million every year, mainly due to immigration. We will have to build the equivalent of […]

Government Figures Wrong On Where Immigrants Come From, Confirms Statistics Commission

The Government has the ability to control a much larger percentage of immigrants coming to the UK than it claims. This has emerged after think tank Migrationwatch asked the independent Statistics Commission to look at Government claims that 52% of immigrants are from outside the EU whereas Migrationwatch say the figure was 68%. After reviewing […]

13th February 2008 (Emigration, European Union, Population)

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