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Full Fact On East European Migration Falls Well Short Of The Mark

This week Full Fact – a fact-checking organisation now regularly heard on the BBC – attempted to check the following claim put to Ed Miliband by Jeremy Paxman during the leaders’ interviews of 26th March 2015: “You were predicting figures of between 5,000 and 13,000 immigrants a year from the expansion of the EU in […]

Comment On Net Migration Figures February 2015

Commenting, Lord Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said: "These figures will be extremely disappointing for the public. The additional pressure on housing and public services is clearly unmanageable.     Those who never wanted to see net migration brought down will now claim that efforts to reduce numbers should be abandoned. On the contrary, this […]

The Impact Of Immigration On Population Growth

New calculations by Migration Watch UK in a paper published today show that net migration has accounted for about 84% of the UK’s population increase over the past decade.     The official publications of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) state that, on average, 57 per cent of UK population increase since 2001 has been […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On The August 2014 Immigration Statistics

Today’s numbers are deeply disappointing with an across the board increase in immigration, a fall in British emigration, and no increase in departures. Net migration at this level is simply not sustainable. It will put huge further strain on our infrastructure, housing and school places. If current levels were allowed to continue, the population would […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Huge Rise In A8 Employment

Commenting on the figures, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said: "This is the sharpest increase in A8 migration since the boom year of 2007. The fact that it has occurred despite measures to restrict benefits underlines the need for Britain to renegotiate with the EU about the terms of free movement of […]

Migration Watch Uk Comment On The Latest Population Estimates

The UK population grew by 400,000 between mid-2012 and mid-2013, just under half of which is the direct result of net migration. Just over half of the increase was the result of more births than deaths however other statistics show that over a quarter of births in England and Wales were to mothers born overseas. This […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On The Revised Net Migration Statistics Released By The Ons

The ONS has today revised the net migration figures between 2001 and 2011, in light of the undercounting of immigration during that period, discovered as a result of the 2011 Census. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:   “This is final confirmation that net foreign immigration under Labour totalled nearly 4 […]

The Story Of Net Migration – 1975-2013

In a major blow to one of the government’s flagship commitments, the latest data shows that net migration in the year to September 2013 reached 212,000, just 40,000 shy of the largest net flow into Britain since passenger flows have been recorded. Net migration on the present scale is unprecedented in history. Between 1975 and […]

The Latest Immigration Figures Are Grist To The Mill For Euro-sceptics

By Sir Andrew GreenChairman of Migration Watch UK 28 February, 2014 Yesterday’s immigration figures are clearly bad news for the Government.  A doubling of net migration from the EU to 130,000 in the year to last September has blown them off course.  A continued inflow from Poland seems to have been augmented by workers from Italy, […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On The National Statistics Of Romanians And Bulgarians In Uk

The Office for National Statistics has today released its quarterly Labour Market Statistics which show that the number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK in the period October-December 2013 was estimated to be 144,000. This is compared to 102,000 for the same period in 2012, an increase of 41 percent.  Commenting on these figures, Sir […]

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