Andrew Green rss

Eastern European immigrants are  perceived as taking British jobs (Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty)

The Ukip ‘earthquake’ must provoke a proper debate about immigration

27 May 2014 12:09

The ‘debate’ about immigration in recent weeks has failed to focus on the crucial issue – the sheer scale that immigration has reached and its inevitable impact on our future.… Continue reading

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The BBC’s immigration scare story

5 March 2014 12:11

The BBC’s enthusiasm for anything that might undermine the Government’s immigration policy was demonstrated yet again by the excitable tone of last night’s Newsnight report (above). The thrust of the… Continue reading


Romanian and Bulgarian migration – What next?

1 January 2014 16:57

So there was no great rush of arrivals from Romania and Bulgaria on day one – nor was there ever likely to be. The numbers will build steadily as they… Continue reading

Putin, Cameron and Obama at the G8 in Northern Ireland. Image: Getty

If you think arming the rebels is the answer, then you don’t understand Syria

20 June 2013 10:46

The Spectator debate on Monday will no doubt pick up from Cameron’s statement to the House of Commons after the G8 meeting on Wednesday. It was wafer thin; so were… Continue reading

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Why, once again, a fall in student immigration is good

24 May 2013 13:21

Yesterday came the news that net migration has once again fallen, this time to its lowest level for ten years. In the year ending September 2012, net migration was 153,000.… Continue reading

David Cameron visiting UK Border Control. Photo: Getty Images.

Falling net migration: a clear policy success?

28 February 2013 17:37

The fall of one third in the net immigration statistics announced today is the most significant development since that number rose by 50 per cent in 2004 (unremarked, incidentally, by the BBC… Continue reading

Protest Takes Place Over Immigration Rights

Reducing the ‘pull factor’ for Romanian and Bulgarian migrants

7 February 2013 10:23

Whisper it but the government have a fighting chance of reaching their immigration target. The main risk now is an inflow from Romania and Bulgaria when our labour market is… Continue reading

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Immigration caps don’t hamper the economic recovery. Why pretend otherwise?

28 October 2012 15:55

The immigration lobby are getting desperately short of arguments to set against the huge costs of mass immigration. The first body blow was a House of Lords report which ‘found… Continue reading