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Sunday, April 10th, 2005, 12:48 PM


• Net migration into the UK has averaged 157,000 a year over the last 6 years. [1]

• The UK’s population is projected to rise by 6.1 million from 2003 to 2031 – 5.2 million (84%) of this rise is due to immigration.[2] That’s equivalent to a city the size of Portsmouth every year, or 5 cities the size of Birmingham over the 28 year period, needing to be built because of immigration.[3]

• 59,000 new homes will be required in England each year for the next 17 years for immigrants.[4]

•In 2003 12.2 million non-EU nationals arrived in the UK[5]. How many left? No one knows – we have no embarkation controls.

•In Inner London 55% of all births are to foreign-born mothers. [6]

• 70% of net international migration is to London. In recent years a net 100,000 migrants a year have been arriving in London and there has been a net movement of 100,000 existing residents from London to the rest of the UK.[7]

• The cost of running the Immigration and Nationality Department of the Home Office rose from £300 million in 1998-1999 to 1.9 billion in 2003-4.[8] Legal aid costs of £170m a year are additional.

•England is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It has nearly twice the population density of Germany, 4 times that of France and 12 times that of the USA.

• Since 1997 about 308,000 asylum seekers have been refused permission to stay here but only 72,000 have been recorded as having been removed from the UK. [9]

• And those with families whose claims have failed continue to receive benefits worth an average of £15,000 a year tax free.[10]
17 February 2005

[1]ONS: International Migration Series MN no. 29
[2]Comparison of Government Actuary’s 2003-based principal and natural change population projections.
[3]The population of Birmingham is 977,000 and Portsmouth’s population is 186,000 according to the 2001 census.
[4]Lords Hansard 8 Dec 2004 Column WA39 – this is based on net migration and other changes of 99,000 a year for England
[5]Home Office: Control Of immigration: Statistics 2003
[6]ONS Birth Statistics
[7]ONS – Internal and International Migration.
[8]Home Office Departmental Report 2003-4 Section 6 Finance and Staffing
[9]Home Office Asylum Statistics 1997-2003 and Q3,2004. Figures exclude dependants.
[10]Home Office Press Release 295/2003 24.10.2003 – ‘Moving even 1,000 [families] off support will save £15 million in support costs in addition to any potential savings on legal aid’

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Sunday, June 5th, 2005, 10:11 PM
WTF are these bozos thinking when they encourage immigration into the UK? :O

Thursday, June 30th, 2005, 01:39 PM
The latest from the Government:
Up to 570,000 illegal immigrants are living in the UK, according to a Home Office estimate.