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Sir Andrew Green – Yet Another Apology From Another Newspaper

Last month The Independent published an apology and have agreed to pay costs and damages in respect of potentially libellous allegations against the Chairman of Migrationwatch. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green said "This is now the second such case in recent months. I hope that the press will learn the lesson and recognise the need for […]

2nd April 2008 (Legal Matters)

Devastating Demolition Of The Case For Mass Immigration

An article by Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migrationwatch UK in The Daily Mail, London 1 April, 2008 Today’s report on immigration from the House of Lords Economic Committee strikes a devastating blow against years of blatant government propaganda. It rejects outright the Government’s argument that a high level of immigration is of economic benefit […]

Migrationwatch Response To Report By The Independent Asylum Commission

Responding to today’s Interim report from the Independent Asylum Commission think-tank Migrationwatch says that the document has completely ignored the fact that in recent years just over 60% of asylum claims in the UK have been rejected as not genuine. ‘Despite its official sounding title, this is a private initiative by a number of charities […]

27th March 2008 (Asylum)

The Lisbon Treaty: More Red-tape Round Our Border Controls?

The Lisbon Treaty could further weaken Britain’s ability to control her own borders, according to a report out today by Migrationwatch. The Treaty now sets the EU the specific aim of developing "common policies" for both asylum and immigration, including uniform standards for asylum. It also widens EU powers to define the rights of legal […]

Migrants Should Also ‘earn’ Their Vote

The Government’s proposals outlined yesterday for ‘earned’ citizenship should also be an opportunity to make sweeping changes to those eligible to vote in elections in the UK, says think-tank, Migrationwatch. In a paper out today the group point out that about a million people from Commonwealth countries who are not British citizens have the right […]

22nd February 2008 (Legal Matters, Policy)

Government Figures Wrong On Where Immigrants Come From, Confirms Statistics Commission

The Government has the ability to control a much larger percentage of immigrants coming to the UK than it claims. This has emerged after think tank Migrationwatch asked the independent Statistics Commission to look at Government claims that 52% of immigrants are from outside the EU whereas Migrationwatch say the figure was 68%. After reviewing […]

13th February 2008 (Emigration, European Union, Population)

Immigration & The Environment

By Sir Leslie Fielding, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex and Chairman of the Sussex Overseas Development Institute. The issue of continued large scale immigration into the UK, while immediate, also needs to be seen in a longer-term perspective, in the context of two of the greatest issues of our time: the changing […]

1st February 2008 (Policy)

The Economic Impact Of Immigration

Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, gave oral evidence to the House of Lords Economic Committee on Tuesday 15 January, about the economic impact of immigration. As well as Sir Andrew, the Rt Hon Liam Byrne, MP, Minister of State for Borders & Immigration, Mr John Elliot, Chief Economist, Home Office and Mr Jonathan Portes, Chief […]

Migrationwatch: Supplementary Evidence To The House Of Lords Economic Affairs Committee

In response to a request from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee who are investigating the economic impact of immigration, Migrationwatch has submitted written evidence in response to the Government case. Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, will give further oral evidence to the Committee on 15 January. Commenting on the government’s earlier written evidence […]

14th January 2008 (Uncategorised)

Migrationwatch Commentary On The Item Club “special Report On Migration And The Uk Economy”

Said chairman Sir Andrew Green: ‘This report is very far from an objective assessment of the issue from a body which openly favours "open doors to economic migrants", despite the highest levels of immigration in our history. This is despite some of the findings in their own report – particularly the small or even negative […]

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