Immigration is at record highs despite ConDem coalition promises to slash the number of arrivals. They promised to cut net migration to under 100,000. This week it hit 252,000.
Under the Labour government, 5.2 million foreign immigrants arrived in the UK while 2 million left. Thus net foreign immigration was 3.2 million while about one million British citizens emigrated in that period. Despite the recession and the introduction of the “tough” new Points Based System, net foreign immigration has remained high and has in fact increased. Net migration for 2010 was 239,000. These current levels of immigration are far higher than at any time in our history.
A total of 590,000 immigrants arrived in first nine months of last year. That's the second highest level ever.
The latest government household projections show that immigration will account for 36% of all new households in the next 20 years.
Meanwhile, there are more than 300 primary schools in which over 70% have English as a second language; this is nearly a half million children. In primary and secondary schools, nearly one million children have English as a second language
Official population projections say that numbers in the country will hit 70 million by 2027. Many believe that this is the level at which housing, energy, water, schools and transport come under unsustainable pressure.
If net migration continues at the 250,000 level the 70 million figure will be reached much earlier.
Immigration is changing the nature of our country. Will your children (let alone your grandchildren) live in a Britain you could recognise?