2013


The Obr And Immigration (revised)

Summary  1. The recent OBR report was deeply misleading on immigration because it:  -        chose for the summary an entirely theoretical scenario.  -        made no assessment of the government’s actual policy; indeed, the general effect was to misrepresent it.  -        made no mention of the population impact of its central case which would […]

14th August 2013 (Economics, Population)

Chris Bryant’s Speech

Commenting on Chris Bryant’s Immigration speech, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said: "Chris Bryant's speech ducks the main issue. It says little about the level of immigration or how Labour intends to bring it down after allowing the total to reach four million on their watch.

 We can all agree about young […]

12th August 2013 (Policy)

Chief Inspector Of Immigration: Report On Juxtaposed Controls

Commenting on the report, Mr Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman of Migration Watch UK said: "The Chief Inspector is right to point to inadequate Border Force resources, especially at Calais. It is time the government accepted that an effective border control can't be had on the cheap and allocate sufficient resources to address an issue of […]

8th August 2013 (Policy)

The Obr And Immigration

This year’s report by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) on the sustainability of the government’s fiscal position included an Annex on immigration. This suggested that the UK’s public debt / GDP ratio would be considerably enhanced by a higher level of immigration. The report is remarkably frank about the lack of evidence for any […]

6th August 2013 (Economics, Health, Population)

Public Administration Select Committee Report On Migration Statistics

26 July,2013 Commenting on the report, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: "Better statistics would, of course, be helpful. But blunt instruments have their uses. The immigration target has been vital in turning around immigration policy which has already resulted in a reduction of approximately 100,000 in net migration. The exact figure […]

Comment On The Office For Budgetary Responsibility Report

Commenting on the report released by the Office for Budgetary Responsibility, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “Once again the OBR has given only part of the story. It is true that, in the medium term, migration provides a larger pool of working age people which increases tax revenues. But, of course, […]

No Sign Yet Of Any Significant Inflow From Southern Europe

1. To see if there has been a recent increase in immigration from the EU14 there are three useful sources of data: Long Term International Migration Data (LTIM); Annual Population Survey (APS) and; National Insurance Numbers (NINOs).  The APS data has only been available since 2004 and so this is the start date for the […]

Home Affairs Committee Report On The Work Of The Uk Border Agency

Commenting on the Home Affairs Committee Report, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: "The government inherited a system in chaos. There have been signs of improvement but this new backlog of half a million cases is surely a wake-up call. The immigration system is struggling again and must be allocated substantially greater […]

Immigration Undercounted By ½ Million. Statisticians Refuse To Publish New Figures. Revised Figures Would Show 4 Million Immigrants Under Labour.

A study issued today by Migrationwatch UK has examined how the number of EU immigrants has been undercounted by half a million over a ten year period – a difference the size of Manchester. The mistake was discovered by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) when they compared the results of the recent census with […]

Migration Watch Uk Comment On Prebble Report

Commenting on the BBC Trust’s review “A BBC Trust Review of the Breadth of Opinion Reflected in the BBC’s Output” (Stuart Prebble Report), Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “This report is a lost opportunity. The BBC Trust’s conclusion that there is no persuasive evidence that significant areas of opinion are not […]

3rd July 2013 (Migration Trends, Population)

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