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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)

Come To Slough, Everyone Else Has ..the Legal Tangle

by Sir Andrew GreenThe Sunday Times, News Review, London, Some days ago a newspaper published a photograph of 21 members of a Roma family. Apparently there are another 80, all relatives and all newly arrived since Romania joined the EU in January. A social worker in Slough explained she had nine teenage Roma girls, several […]

Counting The Costs Of Increasing Immigration

A Letter from Sir Andrew Green, The Times, London Sir, The pace of immigration is 25 times that of the only two numerically significant immigrations in the past 1,000 years of English history – the Huguenots in the late 17th century and the Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is clear that we […]

17th May 2007 (Cohesion, History)

‘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)

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)

“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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