Britain is Drowning in the Flood of Immigrants

November 8, 2013

Oh, and they're hanging out at the job center?  Yeah, right.  Betcha there's a welfare office in the same building.
Oh, and they’re hanging out at the job center? Yeah, right. Betcha there’s a welfare office in the same building.
The Office for National Statistics said the population would rise by 9.6  million by 2037, reaching 73.3 million people.

About 60 per cent of the increase, equal to 5.8 million people, is linked to immigration, either from new arrivals or people having children when they settle.

The figures will put David Cameron’s pledge to reduce net migration to “tens of thousands” by the end of this Parliament under growing scrutiny. The ONS said Britain can expect 165,000 immigrants a year until 2037.

It comes amid growing concerns about a new wave of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania next year, when restrictions are being lifted.

The new wave of migration could lead to 50,000 people a year moving to this country. Observers fear Britain is facing an “unsustainable” influx of migrants.

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migration Watch UK, said the figures underlined the need to have a net migration target and stick to it.

“These latest projections confirm that we are still on course for a substantial increase in population,” he said.

“By the end of the next parliament, the population will have increased by three million, the equivalent of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Aberdeen.”

The ONS said that by 2037 an additional 4.2 million immigrants would come to Britain. The children of immigrants would account for a further 1.6 million rise in the population.

The number of primary schoolchildren will rise by 13 per cent to reach 5.7  million by mid-2037.

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