Jobs Crisis Worsened By Looser Visa Rules

Official figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics tell us that there has been a decrease of 813,000 in payrolled employees since the first ‘lockdown’ started last year, and 53% per cent of this is due to fewer people under 25 being employed. On top of this 436,000 drop in payroll employment for […]

26th April 2021 (Newsletters)

Prosecutions On Illegal Immigration Are Down

This week we point to prosecutions of illegal immigration offences –  just 625 prosecutions a year between 2017 and 2019);  see ‘Blog of the Week’ below. This is doubly concerning as our borders are still as porous as ever, despite the tough talk from government and the continued global health crisis. As out Channel Tracking Station shows, […]

20th April 2021 (Newsletters)

Modern Slavery Laws Abused

Very sad to learn of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. A wonderful man. May he rest in peace. Abuse of Modern Slavery laws This week has seen more reports of abuse of our immigration system. The news that Albanian gangsters have been using modern slavery laws to avoid being detained by police […]

Immigration Controls Weakened

Despite last week’s tough rhetoric over asylum abuse, the government’s overall immigration policy is scarily weak. This week we published a paper about new rules allowing foreign students to take up any kind of work for up to two years after finishing their studies. You can also see our press release here. Previously, non-EU graduates (who make up […]

A Good Start Home Secretary!

The big news this week has of course been the Home Secretary’s presentation to Parliament of the (on the whole, welcome) consultation document for reforming the ‘broken’ asylum system and to deal with illegal immigration, especially by those arriving in dinghies and the backs of lorries from safe countries. We broadly welcomed it (see our press […]

Save Our Green Spaces

Protected green spaces in Britain are increasingly being eroded. The latest government figures reveal that local councils are increasingly allocating supposedly protected green space for construction  – with 12 square miles of land per year set aside for housing and other construction. Over the past five years Britain has lost nearly 60 square miles of […]

19th April 2021 (Newsletters)

Asylum Enforcement Is Down

New figures (summarised here) and the graph below show that the number of asylum cases waiting for over a year to be processed has risen to nearly 26,000 or just under 52,000 claims that are awaiting an initial decision. Yet more evidence that the UK’s asylum system is unfit for purpose.   Read our paper on the creek […]

13th April 2021 (Newsletters)

We Can Train Our Own Nurses

The major news this week included government announcements of new immigration routes and a further weakening of rules governing the recruitment of health and other staff from abroad (see our Chairman quoted on this in The Times). Linked to this, we received media coverage for our briefing paper highlighting the fact that thousands of UK-based applicants for nursing courses have been […]

One Rule For Them, Another For You

Despite the ‘lockdown’ and tough rhetoric from the government, reported illegal Channel arrivals in small boats from safe countries were up 44% during January and February this year compared to the number reported during the first two months of 2020 (see our Channel Tracking Station). As we had forecast, without firm action, the problem would get worse. The […]

9th April 2021 (Newsletters)

Your Voice Will Be Heard

This week it emerged that 43% of people in the UK felt they could not voice their honest opinions about immigration in public. This is shocking, but after 20 years fighting against the proponents of unlimited immigration and open borders, it did not surprise us. It simply means that our work has never been more important. While […]

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