Our population could grow by just over 11 million by 2039 – two thirds of which would be the result of the direct and indirect effects of immigration.
These Lords amendments are an attempt by the Higher Education lobby to throw off the yoke of Government immigration controls.
It is intended to create a means by which peers and MPs can seek to hold up leaving the EU.
Employers will have to adjust pay and conditions, but they will have time to do so.
MigrationWatch believes that net migration from the EU is unlikely to fall below 155,000 in the medium to long term for as long as free movement continues.
Such a move would provide some reassurance to the public whose strong desire for a reduction in net migration played a decisive role in the referendum result.
The Government which Daniel Korski worked for was responsible for the lack of evidence on the effects of migration of which he now complains.
The introduction of a work permit scheme that confines EU migration to skilled employment would by our calcuation reduce it net by approximately 100,000 a year.
Failure to make significant progress will send droves of both Conservative and Labour voters into the arms of UKIP.
Evidence suggests that many who come to study here don’t return home, which makes calls to remove them from net migration statistics disingenuous.
They are divorced from reality, almost contemptuous of public opinion and, sadly, irresponsible.
It’s front page story exactly a week ago misrepresented an Office of Budget Responsibility report. (P.S: The OBR isn’t doing too well itself either.)
The public will never accept that the number of entrants cannot be controlled.
It has worked in Australia but in a totally different context.