2015


British Future – A New Low In Slanted Opinion Polls

On 30th March an article appeared in The Independent with the headline “Majority of voters not convinced by Tory promises to lower immigration to below 100,000." (See here). The article claimed that, not only were the public sceptical that the policy can be delivered, but also that they think it would be better to aim […]

2nd April 2015 (Current Affairs)

Labour’s Immigration Record

In the aftermath of last week’s very disappointing migration statistics, a survey of immigration policy under Labour was issued by Migration Watch UK today. The outcome of that policy was quite clearly mass immigration. Net foreign migration during the 13 years of Labour government between 1997 and 2010 was 3.6 million. This is four times higher […]

5th March 2015 (Policy)

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Ukip’s Immigration Policy

Commenting on UKIP’s immigration policy, Mr Alp Mehmet, Vice-Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:   “The objective of getting back to a sensible level of immigration is absolutely right but a Points Based System is an ineffective means of achieving this.”   See our paper on the Points Based System here:   http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/11.33

4th March 2015 (European Union, Policy)

Household Projections For England Ignore The Impact Of Immigration​

Statement from Migration Watch Vice Chairman, Alp Mehmet   "The Department of Communities and Local Government has today published its household projections for England out to 2037 in which they state that future increases in households will come overwhelmingly from population growth, with an extra 5.2 million households by 2037; an increase of 4,000 households per week. About 85% of population growth […]

27th February 2015 (Housing)

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 Conservative Record On Immigration

A report on the Conservative record on immigration was issued by Migration Watch UK today. The report finds that the Conservatives struggled to bring order into a situation in which the numbers had run out of control and the system was close to chaos. Despite the limitations of a coalition and continuous pressure from the […]

12th February 2015 (Policy)

Guardian Article Fails To Live Up To Its Own Calls For Honesty In The Immigration Debate

Perhaps surprisingly, under their ‘sustainable business’ section, the Guardian have an article by an ‘arranger’ of cleaning services. She makes several of the usual straw man arguments including that the alternative to mass immigration is stopping immigration. It isn't – it is about a manageable scale. She also calls for honesty on the facts while […]

6th February 2015 (Economics, Employment)

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