Media Reports Archive : November 2017


Britain has ‘no way’ of tracking down hundreds of thousands working here on the black market, staff chief claims

Lucy Moreton, head of the Border Force trade union, said drastic cuts to the immigration enforcement workforce meant the UK was now a soft touch.

The Sun - 29 Nov 2017

We must not submit to an unequal treaty on EU citizens’ rights

It would be a squalid and abject surrender to being ruled over by a foreign court.

Brexit Central - 28 Nov 2017

It’s time to concrete over Oxfordshire. Or we could just curb immigration

The reason we’re concreting over some of our most peaceful scenery is never stated. It is almost entirely a result of uncontrolled migration.

The Sunday TImes - 27 Nov 2017

Ministers handed plans for 'drastic reduction' in migration to UK post-Brexit

The campaigners urge a moratorium on migration from the European Union for low-skilled work.

The Independent - 27 Nov 2017

Non-EU migrant wins right to stay in the UK every 36 seconds: More than 865,000 people were allowed to live in Britain during 2016

Alp Mehmet said: ‘The consequence is people will need homes, their children will need school places, and it will put more demand on public services.’

Daily Mail - 23 Nov 2017

No, EFTA membership would not give us adequate control of immigration. There is a better way.

An ‘emergency brake’ along such lines would not be effective, practical or desirable, writes Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK.

Conservative Home - 21 Nov 2017

Britain to pay millions more for Calais security

The Home Office refused to be drawn on how much money it would give the French, but it is believed to be tens of millions of pounds.

The Times - 21 Nov 2017

Confederation for British Industry backs workers from the EU ‘because they are cheaper’ and says ‘reducing immigration is not the answer’

The lobby group was last night accused (by Migration Watch UK) of trying to cling on to ‘cheap labour’.

Daily Mail - 20 Nov 2017

Europe’s four freedoms are its very essence

Their indivisibility is the reason why I am more sceptical than others about a new type of EU-UK association agreement.

Financial Times - 20 Nov 2017

Jail threat for ID deceivers: New warning for defendants who fail to disclose nationality

Defendants who fail to disclose their nationalities in court could face a year in prison under a Government scheme to deport more foreign criminals.

Daily Express - 17 Nov 2017

Record numbers of EU workers in UK since Brexit

Alp Mehmet, vice-chairman of campaign group Migration Watch UK, said the figures 'show that predictions of a Brexodus are nonsense'.

Sky News - 16 Nov 2017

Report finds immigration is chief reason for pressure to build millions of new properties

The spiralling need for new homes is almost entirely a result of immigration, according to a report.

Daily Mail - 15 Nov 2017

Ministers continue to mislead us on housing and migration

A new report from Migration Watch asserts that successive governments have misled the British people over the impact of immigration on housing demand.

Daily Express - 15 Nov 2017

NHS hospital in London sees four in five babies born to foreign mums

Alp Mehmet, from MigrationWatch UK, said last night: “To reduce these pressures we need to better manage migration.”

The Sun - 13 Nov 2017

'Prolific and violent' offender will stay in UK and recieve almost £80,000 taxpayer money

Alanna Thomas, executive director of Migration Watch UK, said it was 'further evidence that the system is clearly not working as it should'.

Daily Express - 13 Nov 2017

Germans call for Brexit to be delayed until end of 2020: 'Five wise men' group of economists tell Angela Merkel extension would be 'sensible

Britain should delay Brexit by up to two years or a deal will fall apart, Angela Merkel’s advisers say.

Daily Mail - 9 Nov 2017

More than 8,000 refugees have been settled in the UK under the Syrian refugee programme, according to a UN report

They are part of a programme launched almost two years ago to bring in 20,000 Syrians driven from their homes by the civil war.

The Times - 9 Nov 2017

UK firms to offer higher pay as Brexit deters EU workers

British employers are having to raise their pay offers in the face of growing recruitment problems, two surveys showed.

Reuters - 8 Nov 2017

Britain is twice as dependent on foreign medics as other nations: Third of doctors and one in eight nurses were trained overseas

A third of doctors and one in eight nurses were trained abroad, around twice as high as the average for other countries.

Daily Mail - 7 Nov 2017

Education cuts could crowd pupils into super-sized classes of 100-plus

Children across the country are being taught in classes with more than 100 pupils amid a growing crisis over school funding.

The Sunday Times - 6 Nov 2017

Claims of an exodus of EU NHS staff do not stand up to the NHS’s own data

Relying almost solely on the NHS’s own data for research, I quickly became convinced many of these claims are outright false.

Brexit Central - 6 Nov 2017

More than 140,000 told by UK immigration they face removal – watchdog

Borders inspector’s reports give indication of how many are in Britain without legal status and may be forced to leave.

The Guardian - 2 Nov 2017

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