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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 […]

Big Majority For Human Rights Opt-out Over Terror Threat

There is overwhelming public support for a much tougher line to be taken against terrorists and suspected terrorists including withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights reveals a new poll out today. A YouGov poll conducted on behalf of think-tank MigrationWatch showed that, when asked if the UK should renounce its membership of the […]

New Uk Human Rights Laws Needed To Counter New Threat

The terrorist suspects arrested this week will be able to remain in Britain indefinitely and at public expense whether or not they are found guilty. That is the conclusion of a report issued today by the think-tank Migrationwatch which also recommends that we pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and write […]

Government Were Warned Over Security Weaknesses Of Visa System

It emerged today that the Government were warned two years ago that the system of visa checks was inadequate for countries where there were particular concerns over terrorism. Think-tank Migrationwatch issued a warning on 23 August, 2005 that pressure on our visa sections could compromise security. The report said that large numbers of people from […]

3rd July 2007 (Terrorism, Visas/Work Permits)

Simplification Of Immigration Law: Tidying Up Legislation

Submission by Migrationwatch in response to the Border & Immigration Agency of the Home Office Consultation Document. The Border and Immigration Agency of the Home Office (successor to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate) recently published a consultation paper……. The latest addition, the UK Borders Bill, is another substantial piece of legislation currently going through the […]

29th June 2007 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

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)

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