Balanced Migration


Spectator Debate

‘Immigration: enough is enough.’ That's the motion for The Spectator's next debate, and also a major concern for many voters. Net migration at 250,000 in 2010 is well above the ‘tens of thousands’ that the Conservatives are committed to by the end of this Parliament. Should they do more to meet it, so that the […]

‘if The Tories Are Serious About Immigration It Will Be In The Manifesto’

Commentary By Sir Andrew Green Chairman of Migration Watch UK The Times, London, 11 January, 2010 It was good to see an Archbishop give the political system a hefty kick last week. Lord Carey’s courageous intervention in support of the cross-party group called Balanced Migration certainly caught the attention of the public and gave a […]

“profile Of Migration Watch”

"Alongside the TaxPayers' Alliance, MigrationWatch is one of Britain's most effective campaigning organisations. "Its Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, has become Britain's most quoted authority on immigration questions." See the full article

The Prime Minister’s Speech Ducked The Impact Of Immigration On Population

November 13, 2009 In his speech on 12 November, the Prime Minster made no mention of the official population projections which show that the population will reach 70 million in 2029. Some commentators have claimed that these projections are "meaningless". Migrationwatch research (see Briefing Paper 9.25) puts this issue in prospective and shows that 70 […]

Should The Uk Stop Trying To Control Immigration?

Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, will be one of the panellists on BBC Radio 4 ‘Iconoclasts’ programmes on Wednesday, 9 September at 8.02 pm. This live three-part discussion programme, chaired by Ed Stourton, will examine controversial policy suggestions. Philippe Legrain, journalist, will propose that the UK should stop trying to control immigration. His views will […]

How Immigration Affects Population Size

A UK population of 70 million remains very likely within 25 years, despite the probably temporary effect of the recession. That is the conclusion of a report issued today by Migrationwatch. The baby boom and the International Passenger Survey figures released last week have cast the spotlight on the growth in our population. The birth […]

Comment By Sir Andrew Green, Chairman Of Migration Watch Uk, On Immigration Figures

Sir Andrew said that “It is the usual government spin to claim these numbers as a success for immigration policy despite the fact that foreign immigration is virtually unchanged at about half a million a year. What has really happened is that EU citizens have voted with their feet; the number leaving has doubled in […]

Uk’s Population On Track For 70 Million

Government’s own, new survey shows 79% of people want immigration cut Commenting on the release today by the Office of National Statistics of data on migration, the Co-Chairmen of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, Frank Field MP and Nicholas Soames MP, said: “The fall in net migration may well be temporary – as […]

New Immigration Polls Find Nearly 80% Of The British Public, Even In His Own Constituency, Think The Home Secretary Is ‘out Of Touch’.

70% of Labour voters in Britain want a sharp cut in immigration. 78% of voters in Alan Johnson’s own constituency oppose his attitude to immigration. New opinion polls, published today, show the Home Secretary is clearly out of touch with the public. Last week Alan Johnson told a House of Commons Committee that ‘he does […]

Major Parties Help Fringe Groups With Their Silence On Immigration. Immigration Largely Ignored In Main Manifestos

The three main parties are once again ignoring widespread public concern about the number of immigrants allowed into the UK in their manifestos for next week’s European elections. An analysis of the parties’ manifestos on this highly sensitive issue – consistently rated among the top three concerns of the public for a number of years […]

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