Migration Trends


New Poll Shows Seven Out Of Ten Want Immigration Slashed

75% worried about impact immigration is having on Britain,5% are pleased. Nearly 2/3rds of Labour voters want immigration sharply cut. On the day that new Government statistics show that immigration in 2008 was 163,000, a new YouGov poll for Migrationwatch UK reveals the vast majority of the public are concerned about immigration and want it […]

26th November 2009 (Migration Trends, Policy, Population)

Immigration Figures Due For Release On 26 November 2009

Background Briefing Annual immigration figures for calendar 2008, the last before the election, will be published by the ONS on Thursday 26 November. The note (Briefing Paper 9.26)puts the figures, and Government claims about their immigration policy, into perspective. We expect the net immigration figure to be about 150,000 compared to 237,000 for 2007 – […]

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 […]

Immigrant Population Has Increased By More Than Two Million In Eight Years

Immigrants have almost doubled under Labour The number of immigrants in the UK has increased by more than two million in the last eight years, says a Government sponsored report – that is nearly 700 a day – entirely consistent with the figure predicted by think tank Migrationwatch in 2002 which at the time was […]

19th October 2009 (Migration Trends, Population)

New Research Shows Impact Of Immigration On Social Housing

Proportion of foreign born in social housing rises 50% in ten years. New research by Migrationwatch, based on official figures, shows the pressure that uncontrolled immigration has placed – and will place – on social housing. Speaking at the annual conference of the National Housing Federation in London Migrationwatch chairman, Sir Andrew Green said that […]

23rd September 2009 (Housing, Migration Trends, Policy, Population)

Migration Figures, Not Prejudice

Independent Newspaper Letters Column 23 September, 2009. Mark Steel’s column on 9 September, “The Poles might be leaving but the prejudice remains” claimed that most of the apocalyptic warnings of an Eastern European take-over could be traced back to the organisation Migrationwatch. On the contrary, we have been saying for over a year now that […]

The Economist On-line Debate On International Migration

The Economist’s motion is “This house believes that there is too much international migration”. Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, is one of the debate’s expert guests. There are opening, rebuttal, and concluding statements from two main debaters, with commentary from the expert guests. The debate, which started on 8 September, is moderated by Adam Roberts, […]

12th September 2009 (Migration Trends, Population)

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 […]

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