Migration Watch UK

Here's Why The Daily Express' 'Immigrants Milking Benefits' Front Page Doesn't Quite Add Up

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

The Daily Express used a report into benefits claimed by immigrants for its front page story on Tuesday, but appears to have ignored many of its findi...

Romanian Immigration Is Up - But Ukip's Sums Were Off By A Pretty Long Way

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

The number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants to the UK has increased by 13,000 since labour restrictions were lifted in January, but analysts say the...

There Are Actually FEWER Romanians Working In Britain Since January

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

A predicted flood of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants coming to Britain after border controls were lifted in January has failed to materialise - with a...

No, Immigrants DON'T Cost UK Taxpayers More Than £22m A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

Immigrants have cost UK taxpayers more than £22 million a day for 17 years, a report by an anti-immigration lobby group has claimed, a figure strenuo...

What Happened To The 'Flood' Of Romanians And Bulgarians?

Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

The floodgates have been open for a month. In the weeks leading up to January 1, when Romanian and Bulgarian citizens secured the right to come to ...

It's Immigration, Stupid

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

My bedside radio began spouting all sort of emotive nonsense as early as 6am and Sky News appear to be on the same bandwagon. It appears people across the length and breadth of the UK are up in arms about the sheer numbers of 'foreigners' bombarding these shores and turning our isle into an unrecognisable 'melting pot' nightmare.

Why Did The Home Secretary's Advisers Meet Anti-Immigration Lobbyists?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Politics

'Echoes of the 1970s' say women who accosted immigration enforcers The Home Secretary's special advisers have held meetings with a controversial an...

Immigrants 'Nine Times Better Off' Claiming UK Benefits

PA | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics

A Romanian or Bulgarian family of four would be eight or nine times better off if they were to move to Britain when access restrictions are lifted at ...

A Snapshot of Migrant Reality: What the Romanian Migrants Really Think

Oana Romocea | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Oana Romocea

Behind the political discourses, the media headlines, the highly-frantic speeches and the amusing campaign, it is easy to forget that we are dealing with human beings whose lived experiences cannot be reduced to mere statistics or neat caricatures.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cable Vs Cameron

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 17 January 2013... 1) CABLE VS CAMERON First there was an American diplomat. Then a German politicia...

Social Housing Applicants 'Must Reveal Nationality'

PA | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

Social housing applicants must be forced to reveal their nationality to keep a closer watch on the number of council lets taken up by foreign national...

Migration Watch Claims Regarding Foreign Students are Misleading and Damaging

James Pitman | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
James Pitman

Even this country's most illustrious universities rely on international students for the intellectual and cultural value they bring from overseas. Many of this country's top universities trade on their reputations as global leaders in research and education.

Are Universities Using International Students To 'Prop Up' Their Finances?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Lesser-known universities are being accused of using overseas students to "prop up" their finances, with new information showing only one in 20 foreig...

Group Claims 60,000 Bogus Students Entered UK Last Year

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 60,000 bogus students could have entered the UK last year, campaigners claimed on Tuesday. There is clear evidence of abuse on a major sc...

Immigrants Don't 'Steal Jobs', Claims Think Tank

The Huffington Post UK | Rizwan Syed | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Immigration has no impact on unemployment, according to research released on Tuesday by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR...

Are Eastern Europeans Causing Britain's Youth Unemployment Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

The link between immigration from Eastern Europe and youth unemployment is being questioned in a report by campaigners who want to curb the number of ...