Recent Media Reports


Priti Patel seeks block on passengers from coronavirus hotspots to help prevent spread of disease

The Home Secretary wants to bar passengers from certain countries.

Daily Telegraph - 26 Mar 2020

EU closes borders as shutters come down across the world

President Macron announced last night that the EU would close its external borders

The Times - 18 Mar 2020

Non-EU immigration 'highest on record'

Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, told the press: 'The government's proposals will likely lead to immigration going up further.'

Mail Online - 28 Feb 2020

Skilled immigration to the UK will rise under reforms

Although low-skilled numbers may fall, officials predict a rise in the number of skilled migrants coming to the UK from 2021

The Sunday Times - 24 Feb 2020

Immigration reforms may not reduce the numbers as much as hoped

Migration Watch UK said the changes could result in numbers soaring.

The Times - 24 Feb 2020

170 MPs call on PM to halt Jamaica deportation flight

The Home Office has previously said the flight was 'specifically for removing foreign criminals'.

BBC News - 11 Feb 2020

Migrant salary threshold fall 'would boost public sector'

Dr Ben Greening, director of Migration Watch UK, said the proposals amounted to 'a significant loosening' of the rules around Tier 2 migration.

BBC News - 4 Feb 2020

Boris Johnson urged to cut £30,000 minimum wage threshold for migrants, by government experts

Think tank MigrationWatch UK called the ideas “dangerous”. Alp Mehmet said they would see the main route for work having much looser rules.

The Sun - 31 Jan 2020

Points-based system could lead to steep rise in migrants

Immigration could rise sharply under Boris Johnson’s plans for an Australian points-based system unless he imposes a cap on skilled migrants.

The Times - 1 Jan 2020

UK cutters should halt migrants in French waters and return them to France, say ex-immigration chiefs

'If everyone were to be returned to France, the attraction would be negated', said Peter Higgins, former head of the immigration service.

Daily Telegraph - 23 Dec 2019

What a points-based immigration system would mean for the economy

The thorny subject of immigration has dictated every step of Britain’s departure from the EU.

Daily Telegraph - 11 Dec 2019

Two in three Britons still worried by migration

The survey found 65 per cent of those asked agree the level of net migration is a major concern for the public.

Daily Mail - 9 Dec 2019

Seven in ten people want an Australian-style cap on work visas issued to migrants after Brexit

Survey said 71 per cent backed upper limit on migrants coming here on work visa.

The Sun - 3 Dec 2019

Britain has most illegal immigrants in the EU

Up to 1.2 million illegal immigrants are estimated to be living in Britain, the highest number of any country in the European Union, research says.

The Times - 26 Nov 2019

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