The Prime Minister’s Speech – The Public’s View

A recent YouGov survey which received remarkably little media attention has shown striking public support for the Prime Minister's proposals outlined in his speech last week. (See here for the PM's speech) The key findings in a survey conducted on 25-26 March 2013 were: 70% of respondents supported the policy of only allowing European migrants to claim jobseekers […]

Briefing Note On Social Housing And Immigration

Demand exceeds supply 1  The Prime Minister’s speech proposed that immigrants should wait 2-5 years before joining the waiting list which, in England, has grown dramatically in recent years from around a million in 2001 to two million today[1].   Immigration Status and Eligibility 2  Currently EEA nationals who are habitually resident in the UK […]

Immigration From Romania And Bulgaria

Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria could amount to 50,000 a year in the first five years.  That is the conclusion of a study issued by Migration Watch UK today.  250,000 is the population of a city of the size of Plymouth or Newcastle. That number could be considerably higher if there were to be a […]

Eu Nationals And Access To The British Welfare State

Summary 1 Once an EU National has been granted “habitual residence” the entire UK benefit system becomes available.  Habitual residence is, in practice, very easy to obtain even for the unemployed. In some circumstances it can, in effect, be obtained from day one. Detail 2 All EU nationals have an initial right to reside in the UK for three months. Thereafter, […]

Rule Change Opens Nhs To The World

A recent government decision threatens to turn the NHS into the ‘World Health Service’ and should be rescinded as a matter of urgency, says a think tank in a report out today. Its provisions allow illegal migrants and foreign visitors full and free access to primary care services, which can be the first step to costly and […]

27th November 2012 (Health)

Immigration Mythology

1     Introduction This paper outlines the many myths that are put forward by the mass immigration lobby in support of the current levels of immigration and dispels each myth in turn. 2    ‘Immigration provides great economic benefit’ For many years the government claimed that immigration added £6 billion a year to GDP. […]

The Impact Of Immigration On Maternity Services In England

Summary 1  Between 2000 and 2010 births in England increased by over 114,000 – from 572,826 to 687,007.   Immigration has been the key factor fuelling this increase: three quarters of the increase in births was to women born outside the UK. Overall, in 2010, over a quarter of all live births in England were to […]

25th June 2012 (Family, Health, Visas/Work Permits)

Nhs Risks Becoming ‘world Health Service’ As Lax Controls Are Admitted

The Government has admitted that access to the NHS for anyone outside the UK and EU is so lax that, say campaigners, it leaves it wide open to abuse. In a written Parliamentary reply, Simon Burns MP, the Minister of State for Health, confirmed that there is no formal requirement for anyone to provide documentation […]

30th April 2012 (Health, Policy)

Boris Advertises Foreign Access To The National Health Service

A new booklet issued by the Mayor of London detailing how groups including illegal immigrants and foreign visitors can access the NHS – whether or not they are entitled to use it – has been branded an ‘absolute disgrace’ by think-tank Migration Watch UK, which is demanding its immediate recall. It is estimated that there […]

11th April 2012 (Health)

Immigration To Britain Is Greater Than At Any Time In History. We Must Cut Their Numbers Now

By SIR ANDREW GREENChairman of Migration Watch UK Mail OnLinePublished: 17:48, 8 March 2012UPDATED: 13:23, 9 March 2012 Migration Watch has this week published a short Briefing Paper 12.3 summarising some of the key facts about the impact of immigration on our population, jobs, housing and education.  We hope that it will be helpful to those who are following […]

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