Population


There Are Lessons To Be Learned From The Uk’s Unsuccessful ‘renegotiation’

Daniel Korski, the former Deputy Director of David Cameron’s Policy Unit in Number 10, has published a comprehensive account of why he believes the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU was won by those advocating our departure. See here. One particular section has garnered considerable media attention and is worthy of a few comments. […]

24th October 2016 (Education, European Union, Policy, Population)

Impact On Scotland’s Economy Of Reducing Migration Into Lower-skilled Work

The Scottish Government’s recent paper(read here) on the implications of Brexit for Scotland’s economic performance suggests restrictions on European migration could increase skills shortages with adverse implications for the economy. The paper provides neither references nor any evidence to support this assertion. In fact, the impact of immigration on the Scottish economy is far less than on […]

Uk Population Rises By More Than 500,000 In A Year To Reach 65.1 Million

The ONS has today released the Annual Population Estimates for mid-2015. The UK population is now 65.1 million, an increase of 513,000 on the previous year. See the full ONS data here. The increase in the population was down to two factors, natural change (births minus deaths) and net migration. Of the half a million […]

23rd June 2016 (Population)

The Prospects For Eu Enlargement

Summary 1. The European Union (EU) has grown from six original member states to its current size of 28. The biggest enlargement occurred in 2004 when eight East European countries plus Cyprus and Malta joined. There are currently seven countries at various stages in the accession process, although two are yet to be granted candidate […]

Will Refugees Benefit The German Economy?

The news that ‘several’ of the 33 economists polled by the Financial Times (27 December) feel that recent mass migration to Germany could help its economy by boosting its ageing and declining workforce needs critical scrutiny.  (We are not told how many is ‘several’, who they are, how they were chosen or what the others […]

7th January 2016 (Asylum, European Union, Population)

Turkey’s Population And Immigration To The European Union

  As part of the EU’s efforts to tackle the migrant crisis they have turned to Turkey. This has resulted in a joint EU-Turkey action plan[i] on migration along with wider incentives to “re-energise” Turkey’s application for the EU and an offer of visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the Schengen zone from October 2016. […]

11th December 2015 (Asylum, European Union, Population)

Astonishing Impact Of Immigration On Demand For Housing, Says Lord Green

Current levels of immigration, if they are allowed to continue, mean that we will need to build enough homes to accommodate 350 additional households a day. The Department for Communities and Local Government has today released their variant household projections for England at different assumed levels of net migration. Under their ‘high’ net migration scenario […]

4th December 2015 (Housing, Population)

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 […]

The Populations Of The United Kingdom And Germany

The populations forecast for the UK and Germany are entirely different. All population projections have a considerable degree of uncertainty, especially in current circumstances. However, until recent events, the German population that was expected to fall whereas that of the UK seems likely to continue to rise at the most rapid rate for nearly a […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Ons Net Migration Statistics

Responding to today’s net migration figures, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: The latest figures are appalling. We need to stop and think where this mass immigration is leading. It points to a probable increase of three million in the UK population over the next five years in the face of […]

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