Migration Watch UK press comment on ONS population estimates for mid-2016 

June 22, 2017

Commenting, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

This record rise in our population is very largely the result of massive levels of immigration which accounted for nearly two-thirds of the increase. We are now at a turning point. The Brexit negotiations must achieve a substantial reduction in EU migration. Failing that we will have to build the equivalent of a city the size of Birmingham every two years for the indefinite future. Any such outcome will be deeply opposed by the public, especially since nearly three-quarters of us believe that the country is already crowded.

Note to editors:
See the full ONS release: Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: mid-2016

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