Wednesday, 27 May 2009
All Roads Lead to England
A study by the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration has said that England has absorbed virtually all of the net immigration to Britain for 16 years. Between 1991 and 2007 more than 2.1 million immigrants were added to the population of England, which last year became the most crowded major country in Europe. England has taken more than 20 times more immigrants than Scotland, even though it is only 10 times the size in terms of population. The population of England is likely to increase by 10 million over the next two decades, of which 7 million would be immigrants. Since 1991 England effectively absorbed 11 times more migrants than all the other home nations combined. Frank Field, the group's co-chairman, said: "This research shows immigration is overwhelmingly an issue for England rather than other parts of the UK".