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Britainís immigration policy must change - Gerard Batten
Date 19/05/2011 09:56  Author webmaster  Hits 3750  Language Global
By Gerard Batten MEP | Daily Express

"The British people have been remarkably tolerant of the dramatic changes brought about by mass immigration over the last 50 years or more. However, anyone who tries to question the wisdom of unrestrained mass immigration runs the risk of being accused of racism or xenophobia."

When Labour took power in 1997 the UK had a population of about 58 million. After 14 years of mass, uncontrolled immigration it has risen to more than 61.8 million.

Immigration adds over 200,000 new people to the population each year. That is a million every five years, equivalent to a city the size of Birmingham.


England is the second most densely populated country in Europe and one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with over 1,000 people per square mile. Astonishingly, it is even more densely populated than India, China or Japan.

Office for National Statistics figures published in 2008 predict the UK’s population will hit 70 million by 2031, 80 million by 2061, and over 85 million by 2081.

This steep increase can be shown to be the direct result of immigration and births to migrants. Without mass immigration the population would naturally decline to 60 million by 2031.

In an age when the environment and green issues are high on the agenda, it is odd that the unsustainable growth in the UK population is not taken into account as an important factor in the sustainability of our natural resources, public services and infrastructure.

The British people have been remarkably tolerant of the dramatic changes brought about by mass immigration over the last 50 years or more. However, anyone who tries to question the wisdom of unrestrained mass immigration runs the risk of being accused of racism or xenophobia.

Britain’s immigration policy has been designed for the benefit of foreigners not for British citizens. That has to change if we want to manage population growth in keeping with our available resources. There has to be radical change starting now.

Daily Express


See also:
Britain`s 40 percent surge in ethnic numbers (Daily Express)
www.ukip.org
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