Taxpayer Funds £1m A Week Uk Visitor Appeals Process – ‘outrageously Generous System’ Must End Says Think Tank

The present situation, in which anyone refused a visa to visit family in the UK can appeal at no expense to themselves, is now costing the UK taxpayers some £50m a year and must be brought to an end immediately, says think tank Migration Watch UK in a report (Briefing Paper No 1.31) out today. […]

13th December 2011 (Policy, Visas/Work Permits)

Think-tank Had Immigration Figures Spot On Almost 10 Years Ago

Figures just out show that the number of migrants coming to Britain in the decade ending next year was correctly predicted by think tank Migration Watch – almost 10 years ago. In 2002 the then newly launched organisation warned that "on current trends we can now expect a net inflow to Britain of at least […]

28th November 2011 (Emigration, Migration Trends, Population)

Comment On Latest Net Migration Figure

ONS data released this morning shows that net migration in 2010 reached 252,000, the highest calendar year on record. Commenting Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “At over a quarter of a million in 2010, net migration was the highest it has ever been. It was more than five times the level […]

Ons Data Confirms Uk Population To Hit 80 Million By 2056

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “ONS data todays confirms the shocking fact that the UK population is projected to hit 80 million by 2056, overtaking Germany in the process – despite having far less space – to become the most populous nation in the EU. We must get net migration down […]

Government Decision To Extend Transitional Controls For Romanian And Bulgarian Workers

Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “This is absolutely the right decision. With 2.5 million people unemployed, it would be absurd to open our borders yet again to more unskilled workers. “ Notes to Editors: In 2006, the population of Romanian and Bulgarians nationals was just under 30,000. In the year […]

23rd November 2011 (Population)

Government Housing Proposals

Commenting on the housing proposals unveiled by the government, Sir Andrew Green said: "An astonishing aspect of the housing debate is the deafening silence on the impact of immigration. The extra 16,000 houses promised by the government today will meet less than a quarter of the annual demand from new immigrant households. One good way […]

21st November 2011 (Housing)

Population Explosion Could Hit Uk

An online petition urging curbs on immigration could be debated in Parliament in early 2012. MigrationWatchUK's e-petition wants the Government to stop the nation's population going over 70 million. Recent official projections suggested the number of people living in the UK is set to rise from 62.3 million last year to 70 million within 16 […]

93% Of Immigrants Come To England – The Sixth Most Crowded Country In The World

93% of immigrants to the UK live in England. That is the conclusion of research by Migration Watch UK. Of the 7.1 million foreign born people living in the UK, 6.6 million live in England. As for the latest projections for population growth, 86% is expected to occur in England. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman […]

England The Sixth Most Crowded Country In The World

Due to a hiccup Migration Watch research paper Population Densities and Immigration being referred to in many of today's newspapers cannot go 'live' on our web site until Monday, 21 November. We are sorry for this delay.

19th November 2011 (Population)

Broadcaster Nick Ferrari On Government Immigration Policies

Nick Ferrari claimed on the BBC This Week show that it was not racist to have a debate on immigration, and the current and previous governments had all reneged on pledges to deal with the issue. bbc.in/sJH4UD He further added that immigration came in the top three of subjects for voters bbc.in/vQUrec

11th November 2011 (Employment, Migration Trends, Population)

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