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Latest immigration figures provoke urgent warning


THE latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that net migration for the calendar year 2023 was 685,000.

In response, Migration Watch UK warned that immigration continuing on this scale will lead to population increases totally beyond our capacity to provide the housing, services and amenities needed. Existing strains and stresses on infrastructure and services will be made worse. The resulting rapid demographic change will change the nature of our society and ancient communities and make integration nigh on impossible.

In a briefing paper two days ago, Migration Watch called for urgent action to reduce net migration to well below 100,000, by imposing a cap on immigration. 

Alp Mehmet, chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: These net migration figures are the latest evidence of a massive, and avoidable, policy mistake. We warned the government that they would rue the day they introduced the scandalously loose points-based system. They chose to listen to vested interests instead. The next government must quickly get a grip on out-of-control immigration, introduce a cap and reduce the present catastrophically high immigration levels.’

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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