October 21, 2009
Sir Andrew Green, chairman of think tank MigrationwatchUK, said:
"The Government is in denial about the impact of immigration on our population growth."
"Seventy per cent of the fastest growth rate in history is due to immigration. "
"That is equivalent to the entire population of London in the next 25 years."
"The Government's own claim for the effect of their recent measures is an annual reduction of 20,000. Today's projections show that net immigration must be reduced by 180,000 a year if we are to hold the UK's population at 65 million."
"Government measures are just scratching at the surface. Really serious measures are needed, and soon."