August 03, 2006Mr Teimourian is a member of the Advisory Council of Migration Watch UK. He is a writer on Middle Eastern history and politics. Born in 1940 in the Kurdish region of western Iran Mr Teimourian came to the UK in 1959 for his higher education. He stayed on and has spent the last 35 years in journalism, mainly with the BBC World Service and The Times newspaper. He believes strongly that if societies are to remain functional, they must stay culturally and emotionally cohesive. Large-scale immigration is likely to disrupt that and lead to political upheaval.