Migration Trends


Zero Removals Of Illegal Channel Immigrants In 2021 So Far

Times columnist Melanie Phillips recently pointed to the pernicious effect of the lack of effective action by the government to tackle illegal Channel crossings (see piece, published 2 March 2021). Statistics released by the Home Office suggest that, between 1 January 2019 and 1 October 2020, less than 250 migrants who crossed the English Channel […]

Staffing The Health Service Requires Training Not Immigration

The health sector had years to improve training of locals. Now they call for immigration. But that is not a solution. The only long-term answer is more training and better retention of existing staff Reliance on overseas-trained medical staff has allowed the NHS to get away with a long-term failure to plan for the training […]

Immigration And Population Decline

A recent article in the Guardian newspaper claimed that an emerging ‘crisis’ was being seen as ‘ageing populations place shrinking economies under ever greater strain’, adducing as evidence increasing abandonment of villages in places as far apart as Spain and Japan. This prompted responses such as this, perhaps to be expected in the Guardian, that […]

8th February 2021 (History, Migration Trends, Population)

The Government Has Opened Up The Risk Of Rapid Inflows Of Millions Of People With No Ability To Control The Numbers

The government have essentially abandoned control over access to long-term immigration for 5.4 million people currently residing in Hong Kong

Why Do We Need So Many More Houses? Immigration

We are now seeing the prospect of construction on a scale not seen since that post-war period

Immigration And Demand For Homes In England

Summary 1. After the Covid crisis, net migration levels could well revert to the high levels witnessed over the past five years, or even surpass them, given the range of additional uncapped routes being opened under the new Points Based System.  If so, just over half of extra homes needed in England by the early […]

Independent Watchdog Blasts Government For Failing To Prevent Surge In Illegal Channel Crossings Early On

Report on illegal entries by the Independent Borders Watchdog is devastating for the government Government missed chance to prevent surge in Channel migrants due to failure to take ‘more decisive action’ earlier on (p.6). Border Force crew believe they are being used as ‘taxi service‘ by illegal immigrants as Channel crossings reach record levels (p.73) […]

Overseas Net Migration To Scotland Nearly Tripled In A Year

Overseas net migration to Scotland nearly tripled between 2018 and 2019, from 10,000 to 28,000 (newly-released ONS statistics). To see more on the topic of immigration and Scotland, see our written evidence to a Parliamentary Committee from early 2018.

Afraid Of Public Scrutiny, Government Scraps Vital Immigration Control Via Backdoor

Proposed new immigration rules contain devil in the detail – namely a very large reduction in the salary that skilled workers will need to earn in order to settle here (from just under £36,000 now to as low as £20,500). Astoundingly, details of this have been hidden from the public and press – the change […]

Only One In Every 42 Illegal Channel Arrivals Returned To Europe

Between 1 January 2019 and 1 October 2020, 237 migrants who crossed the English Channel were returned to mainland Europe. This is just over 2% of of just under 10,000 or so people who have been reported illegally crossing the Channel since the start of 2019 (see our Tracker) – only one in every 42 […]

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