Monday, 3 May 2010

Migrants will boost population by 1.1m in five years

The UK population is on course to rise by an extra 1.1 million people over the term of the next parliament as a result of mass immigration, a study will claim this week.

The report – based on an analysis of official Government figures – raises concerns that the population growth will place strain on public services.

The study, by the think tank MigrationWatch, says the UK population is set to increase from 62.2 million to 64.3 million between now and 2015.

More than half of that growth will be caused by immigration, taking account both of people who move to the UK from overseas, and of babies born to migrants. more...


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