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 to below 40,000 to stabilise our population below 70 million. Anyone who suggests that net migration of 150,000 will do has simply not looked at the facts.”
Briefing Paper No 9.31 demonstrates the population projections based on differing net migration figures.