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Why are people still pressing for more migration?

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The UK population is growing by 500,000 a year.  The growth is entirely due to migration (see Note 1).  By 2070 the UK population will have grown by 26 million to about 90 million people.  This will destroy nearly all the open countryside in England except for the National Parks: How do you imagine this huge growth in population? Think of your street and imagine half of it being duplicated and placed in local countryside, now do the same with all the streets of England.The roads will be full, the tube will be crammed, rentals will be sky high.  There will be no peace.  Nowhere will you be able to stand in a field and hear the wind and the birds without the hum of traffic and people.  The wildlife will have been exterminated on a massive scale. If global warming is as bad as some predict there will be famine and disaster.Yet the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats say there should be no constraint on migration. The Greens even say there should be no constraint on migration.  Young people are ganging up to demand there should be no constraint on migration.  They all declare that constraining migration is evil. The road to hell is paved with virtue posturing.Migration to the UK will stop by 2070 because England will have become too overcrowded and awful.

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The UK population is growing by 500,000 a year.  The growth is entirely due to migration (see Note 1).  By 2070 the UK population will have grown by 26 million to about 90 million people.  This will destroy nearly all the open countryside in England except for the National Parks:
Why are people still pressing for more migration?

How do you imagine this huge growth in population? Think of your street and imagine half of it being duplicated and placed in local countryside, now do the same with all the streets of England.

The roads will be full, the tube will be crammed, rentals will be sky high.  There will be no peace.  Nowhere will you be able to stand in a field and hear the wind and the birds without the hum of traffic and people.  The wildlife will have been exterminated on a massive scale. If global warming is as bad as some predict there will be famine and disaster.

Yet the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats say there should be no constraint on migration. The Greens even say there should be no constraint on migration.  Young people are ganging up to demand there should be no constraint on migration.  They all declare that constraining migration is evil. The road to hell is paved with virtue posturing.

Migration to the UK will stop by 2070 because England will have become too overcrowded and awful.  The selfish mobile Students, Academics and Islington Labour voters will move out to New Zealand or some other place where there is still room. 

It makes you despair.  Have they all gone mad or am I just eccentric for believing that a well governed country should plan to be calm with room for natural beauty and wildlife and space for people?

Note 1: UK Population Growth is Entirely due to Migration

In the absence of any immigration and emigration the UK population would be stable:

Why are people still pressing for more migration?
Annual Population Growth Without Migration
The chart above highlights that if migration were to cease tomorrow then the UK population would cease to grow. All UK population growth is due to inward net migration.

However mass migration is happening, "...199,883 live births (25.7% of total live births) in the UK in 2014 were to mothers born outside the UK." ONS Overview of the UK population: February 2016 so the rate of births greatly exceeds deaths:

Why are people still pressing for more migration?
Excess of births over deaths per year
Migration causes the excess of births over deaths in the UK.  However, population growth is also directly due to migration.

"The population of the UK reached 65.1 million (65,110,000) in mid-2015, with a 95% confidence interval of plus or minus 0.2%. In the year to mid-2015 the population of the UK increased by 513,300 (up 0.8%).

The increase was driven by net international migration of 335,600 and natural change (births minus deaths) of 171,800. Other changes of 5,800 made up the remaining increase."Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: mid-2015

Why are people still pressing for more migration?
Population growth per year




The Strain on the NHS and the Education system is largely due to migration.

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