Recent Media Reports


Population to hit 70m in a decade

Immigration fuels ‘staggering’ rise in numbers

The Times - 30 Oct 2019

UK population set to rise by 3 million in next decade due to net migration increases

By mid-2031, the population is projected to pass 70 million.

The Independent - 30 Oct 2019

'Bursting at the seams, but UK’s population explosion continues'

Office for National Statistics figures project that Immigration will fuel a 'staggering' rise in the UK population over the next ten years.

Conservative Woman - 22 Oct 2019

Home Secretary Priti Patel says she will HALVE migrant Channel crossings within weeks and virtually eliminate the trips by spring next year

Action plan with France vows to make crossings an 'infrequent phenomenon'.

Daily Mail - 16 Oct 2019

Just 6% of illegal migrants crossing the Channel since December are deported by UK

Boris Johnson said the UK would send back migrants arriving illegally on small boats - but Sky News found few have been deported.

Sky News - 11 Oct 2019

Former Labour Home Secretary: Why I despair at my party throwing a lit match on the oil of immigration

Labour activists introduced a motion — passed by conference — to award full voting rights to all UK residents. Not citizens but residents.

Daily Mail - 30 Sep 2019

Labour opens the door on migrants: Activists vote for a huge overhaul of UK border controls

Delegates at the party’s conference backed a move to ‘maintain and extend free movement rights.

Daily Mail - 30 Sep 2019

Home Secretary Priti Patel to introduce ‘vindaloo visas’

Previously, takeaway restaurants could not recruit specialist chefs from abroad.

The Sun - 20 Sep 2019

Boris Johnson accused of opening ‘backdoor route’ to Britain by binning tough foreign student controls

Alp Mehmet, Migration Watch chair, stormed: “This unwise and retrograde step will likely lead to foreign graduates staying on to stack shelves.'

The Sun - 12 Sep 2019

Ministers reverse May-era student visa rules

Alp Mehmet, Migration Watch UK chair, said: 'There is no need to devalue a study visa by turning it into a backdoor route for working here.'

BBC News - 12 Sep 2019

This is a full-blown Channel migrant crisis. We need action, not words

The number of clandestine attempts to cross the Channel by boat appears to have grown substantially over the past year, says Migration Watch UK.

Conservative Woman - 2 Sep 2019

Is a merit based immigration system the best way to address a country's labour shortage?

Neil Anderson, of Migration Watch UK, Demetrios Papademetriou of Migration Policy Institute and Madeleine Sumption of Migration Observatory discuss.

BBC World Service - 2 Aug 2019

Boris Johnson axes Theresa May's vow to lower immigration to the 'tens of thousands'

In a statement to the House of Commons he said: “No-one believes more strongly than me in the benefits of migration to our country.'

Politics Home - 26 Jul 2019

It would be a huge mistake if the next PM does away with immigration targets

The Conservatives must have a clear objective to cut immigration overall.

Daily Telegraph - 19 Jul 2019

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