Immigrants have almost doubled under Labour
The number of immigrants in the UK has increased by more than two million in the last eight years, says a Government sponsored report – that is nearly 700 a day – entirely consistent with the figure predicted by think tank Migrationwatch in 2002 which at the time was vilified by critics.
The report by Oxford Economics, was quietly slipped out on the website of the Department for Communities and Local Government last month with no attention drawn to it.
‘The report has confirmed that what Migrationwatch has been saying for seven years has turned out to be pretty accurate,’ said Chairman Sir Andrew Green.
‘In 2002 we published a prediction that net migration into the UK would be two million every decade and probably more. That estimate included an allowance for 60,000 illegal immigrants per year.
The Oxford economic report states ‘recent evidence indicates that the 2001 figure of 4.2 million foreign born people in the UK could have grown further by more than two million in the last eight years’.