Health


Immigration In The Era Of Covid

We have no comprehensive picture yet of what has happened to immigration since the ‘lockdown’ began on 23 March. However, the following Home Office link shows that visa applications and grants, extensions of leave and asylum applications and grants all dropped very sharply during April, both due to travel restrictions around the world and staffing […]

The Coronavirus Crisis And Border Control

Introduction 1. There is a clear risk that older visitors from overseas could add to pressures on an already struggling NHS. In recent years there have been about 14 million visitor admissions per year from outside the EU, some from countries where the virus is a significant factor. Nearly ten million of these visitors were […]

Why Lock All The Internal Doors But Leave The External Ones Wide Open?

Migration Watch UK’s stance is that travel by non-UK nationals who have spent time in the worst-affected countries should be suspended. However, British nationals who wish to return here should be still be able to fly home. We would add Spain to the list of worst-affected areas. Research (for instance by academics at Northwestern University) […]

24th March 2020 (Health, Policy)

Some Impacts Of Very High Immigration – Factsheet For The United Kingdom

1. Net migration into the UK from overseas stands at 240,000 (year to September 2019 – see ONS bulletin). EU net migration has fallen by about 100,000 since 2016 but still stands at 64,000 more people coming than leaving. Non-EU net migration to the UK is the highest since 2004, and gross non-EU immigration is […]

Migration Watch Comment On Civitas Pamphlet On Immigration

This authoritative report from Professor Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, concludes that there is no economic argument, or indeed any other argument for mass immigration on the present scale, currently a third of a million per year. Commenting, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:  “This landmark […]

Response To The Royal College Of Nursing’s Report ‘international Recruitment 2015 ‘

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN, the nursing union) yesterday published a report ‘International Recruitment 2015’. The report generated a number of provocative headlines such as ‘New immigration rules will cost the NHS millions’ (The Guardian) or ‘New Immigration Rules will cause NHS chaos’ (Sky News). These headlines are misleading for a number of reasons. […]

23rd June 2015 (Health, Migration Trends, 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)

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, […]

18 Bogus Arguments For Mass Immigration

11 April, 2013 Immigration Mythology Briefing Paper 12.4 has been updated. The updated paper outlines the many myths that are put forward by the mass immigration lobby in support of the current levels of immigration and dispels each myth in turn.

The Prime Minister’s Speech – The Public’s View

A recent YouGov survey which received remarkably little media attention has shown striking public support for the Prime Minister's proposals outlined in his speech last week. (See here for the PM's speech) The key findings in a survey conducted on 25-26 March 2013 were: 70% of respondents supported the policy of only allowing European migrants to claim jobseekers […]

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