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Out With The Old

by | 2nd, February 2004

‘IMMIGRATION into Britain is at record levels and will account for almost two-thirds of Britain’s population growth over the next 25 years.

Gladys and Sid were happy to go to Albania so long as there was jelly and that nice Mr O’Connor on the telly

So says a think tank called Migrationwatch UK, which suggests that the population of this already overcrowded island will rise by at least seven million by 2031.

The Telegraph says that although the number of asylum seekers appears to be falling, that will be offset by a massive expansion of the work permit scheme.

“The Government,” it explains, “says more young migrant workers are needed because the indigenous population is not growing fast enough and is getting older.

“David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, says he sees ‘no obvious upper limit’ to the number of settlers allowed in.”

This is all very well, but as Migrationwatch UK points out, it has enormous implications for housing, health, education and infrastructure.

If we are importing all these millions of young workers, isn’t it about time we started exporting a similar number of pensioners?

So, buy your gran a one-way ticket somewhere nice this year – you’ll be doing everyone a favour.’

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