A selection of recent media reports
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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Worrying wake-up call for Mr Cameron
…over gay marriage and green taxes than passionate concerns about mass immigration, Brussels empire-building, excess taxes and regulation. Worryingly ,
Mail On Sunday (01-Sep-2014)
Avoid Calais if you can, lorry drivers are told after confrontations with knife-wielding immigrants …
…2,000 foreigners have massed at port in bid to reach the UK Angry truckers have told of desperate migrants threatening them Theresa Lorry drivers…
Mail Online (31-Aug-2014)
We can do deal on migrants and benefits to keep Britain on board, says new EU chief: Donald Tusk say…
…Europe, held in 2017, after renegotiations with Brussels. Reform of immigration laws to crack down on free movement is a key goal for the Tories ,
Mail Online (31-Aug-2014)
Scottish independence: Leaders disagree on future of immigration
Scottish independence: Leaders disagree on future of immigration Party leaders have set out differing visions of Scotland’s future immigration …
BBC News Scotland (31-Aug-2014)
Immigration reform is impossible In the EU
Immigration reform is impossible In the EU There is no way around this one, and the latest figures confirm the point: We can’t be members of …
The Commentator (31-Aug-2014)
Migration at its highest since 2011
Migration at its highest since 2011 THE LATEST figures on immigration to the UK show the highest levels of net migration in nearly three years ,
City A.M. (29-Aug-2014)
Rise in immigration despite government’s plan
Rise in immigration despite government’s plan Further evidence of a surge in immigration to the UK from within the European Union (EU) has undermined…
Herald Scotland (29-Aug-2014)
Cameron urged to follow Merkel’s lead by passing new laws to deport immigrants caught fiddling the b…
…has been dubbed: Whoever lies, flies. Labour former welfare minister Frank Field, who was appointed by the Prime Minister as the Government ‘s…
Mail On Sunday (27-Aug-2014)
The impact of immigration controls on skilled migrants
28th July 2014
There is no evidence of a negative impact of immigration controls on the availability of skilled migrants. Less than half the Tier 2 quota has been taken up in the three years since it was introduced. Nor is there any evidence to link a fall in non-EU skilled migration with an increase from the EU – the so-called “balloon effect”. The UK recession and the difficulties in the Eurozone are much more likely explanations. Meanwhile, the proportion of all recent migrants who were highly educated increased from 50% in 2007 to 60% in 2013. This suggests that immigration policy is pointing in the right direction.
The fiscal impact of migration to the UK – Where are we now?
23rd July 2014
It now seems beyond doubt that migration is a considerable cost to the exchequer. Even on assumptions favourable to migrants, the most recent and extensive academic research found that migration from 1995 to 2011 had cost the taxpayer £96 billion or about £15 million a day. The claim that recent EEA migrants had contributed £22 billion between 2001 and 2011 is fundamentally unsound: other calculations make it closer to zero.
Migration Watch UK Press Comment on the latest Immigration Statistics, August 2014
28th August 2014
Today’s numbers are deeply disappointing with an across the board increase in immigration, a fall in British emigration, and no increase in departures.
Net migration at this level is simply not sustainable. It will put huge further strain on our infrastructure, housing and school places. If current levels were allowed to continue, the population would increase by 12 million in 20 years.
Migration Watch UK Press Comment on Romanian and Bulgarian Labour Migration
13th August 2014
Commenting on the figures released in today’s Labour Force Survey, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
“A 13,000 increase in the number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers compared to the same quarter last year is significant, especially as transitional controls were still in place for the first half of the year. Once dependants are factored in it is likely that the increase in population over the whole year 2014 will be between 30,000 and 70,000 as we predicted. Our central estimate of 50,000 remains a very likely outcome.”