Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migrationwatch, points out that the new ONS assumption, released today, at last recognises that the present very high levels of immigration are likely to continue unless the government moves from rhetoric to really effective measures.
He highlights that it means that our population will increase by about 8.7 million between 2004 and 2031 of which 7.2 million, or 86% will be due to immigration.
Furthermore, housing demand simply for new immigrants will increase from 200 a day to 260 a day throughout the next twenty years.
This is not remotely "managed migration". Continued immigration on this scale is completely unacceptable to the vast majority of the public.’