Employment


The Economic Impact Of Immigration

Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, gave oral evidence to the House of Lords Economic Committee on Tuesday 15 January, about the economic impact of immigration. As well as Sir Andrew, the Rt Hon Liam Byrne, MP, Minister of State for Borders & Immigration, Mr John Elliot, Chief Economist, Home Office and Mr Jonathan Portes, Chief […]

Migrationwatch Commentary On The Item Club “special Report On Migration And The Uk Economy”

Said chairman Sir Andrew Green: ‘This report is very far from an objective assessment of the issue from a body which openly favours "open doors to economic migrants", despite the highest levels of immigration in our history. This is despite some of the findings in their own report – particularly the small or even negative […]

Uk Benefits System Linked To Immigrant Workers Says Report

Evidence that the system of social security benefits is one factor in attracting large numbers of foreign workers to the UK has come from a new study out today. An in depth analysis of the operation of the current benefit system, by think tank Migrationwatch, has shown that the effect of benefit levels combined with […]

Huge Majority Believe Immigration Puts Too Much Pressure On Public Services.

85% of the population think immigration is putting too much pressure on public services says a new poll out today. According to a YouGov poll for Migrationwatch, 85% agreed with this statement, 58% strongly. Only 10% disagreed, 2% strongly. The highest numbers of those strongly agreeing came from the East of England (63%), the North […]

12th November 2007 (Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Population)

Hold Back The Immigrant Flood

By Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, in The Sunday Times, 4 November, 2007 Just occasionally a series of events crystallises public opinion and transforms the political landscape. That is what has happened with immigration in the past fortnight. Three events stand out. The crucial wake-up call was publication of the government’s latest […]

Right Not To Remain Silent

The Sunday Times leading article of 28 October, recognises that "It is not easy writing about immigration without being accused by the left of racism or by the right of complacency." It stresses that "polls show that people are deeply concerned about its impact and frustrated that a policy fundamentally changing the nature of Britain […]

The Rising Wave That We Were Too Afraid To Discuss

Commentary by Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, Migration Watch UK, in The Daily Telegraph on 24 October, 2007 These population projections mark a turning point in the national dialogue. The public have at last become aware of the enormous impact of present levels of immigration on the future of our society. Official figures now indicate that […]

Examination By The House Of Lords Of The Economic Impact Of Immigration On The Uk

Draft minutes of oral evidence given by Professor Robert Rowthorn, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and Professor Stephen Nickell, Nuffield College Oxford, of the economic impact of immigration on the UK, to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on 9 October, 2007 are available for viewing on the Parliamentary web site.

We Need An Honest Immigration Debate

Professor Robert Rowthorn of Cambridge University offers his views on the Government’s assertion that "Migrants contribute £6 billion to the GDP". He emphasises, in an article the Sunday Telegraph of 21 October, that what individuals wish to know is whether they are financially better off because of mass immigration. It is, therefore, GDP per head […]

Immigration Is Placing A Great Strain On The Uk

The Government’s new Migration Impacts Forum confirms that mass immigration is placing a huge strain on housing, health, education and policing in virtually all regions of the UK. It claims that immigrants contribute £6 billion a year to the economy; but fails to mention any costs to the British taxpayer. David Coleman, Professor of Demography […]

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