Mass EU immigration is ‘inevitable’ if Britain doesn’t leave the single market, leading think-tank warns
- Ministers promised to cut migration to below 100,000 bu it is currently 189,000
- Think tank says it won’t fall below 155,000 from Europe unless we leave market
- But Britain was warned it cannot control immigration and still trade tariff-free
Scope to tackle runaway immigration will be ‘extremely limited’ if the UK remains members of the single market, a think-tank has predicted.
Net migration from the Brussels bloc – those people arriving in Britain minus those leaving – will be ‘unlikely’ to fall below 155,000 unless Ministers take back full control of the UK’s borders. It currently stands at a record 189,000.
Mass immigration from the European Union will be ‘inevitable’ if the Government shirks a so-called ‘hard Brexit’, a report warns today
In a warning to Theresa May, Migrationwatch said it was ‘not possible’ to be part of the tariff-free trading bloc and control immigration from the EU.
But ahead of the start of Brexit negotiations, European leaders are insisting that Britain must accept free movement of workers in return for being a member of the single market.
The new report, published today, says that failing to scrap the current labour rules would mean ‘very high levels of net migration from the EU… are likely to continue for a considerable time’.
Unless Ministers seize back complete control of Britain’s borders, foreigners will continue to arrive in droves because of Britain’s booming economy, the report concludes.
Large wage disparities between the UK and Eastern Europe, where the monthly minimum pay in Poland is a third of Britain’s and a fifth in Romania, would contribute to the influx, despite the post-EU referendum devaluation of the pound.
Workers would also pour in from Southern Europe, including Spain, Italy and Greece, as they fled stagnant eurozone economies with spiralling unemployment.
Total international net migration – including non-EU citizens, which the UK can control – was at a near-record 335,000 in the year to the end of June. The report predicts this would only fall to 250,000 without a ‘hard Brexit’.
Migrationwatch, which campaigns for controlled borders, said the implications for the UK were ‘hugely significant’.
The paper cited an Office for National Statistics forecast from 2014 which said Britain’s population – currently 64million – would rise by 12.2million by 2039.
Some 75 per cent of this increase would be due to future migrants and their children.
It would mean Britain will be forced to build the equivalent of ten cities the size of Birmingham, which has a population 1.1million. The increase would be more than the entire current populations of Bulgaria, Latvia and Lithuania.
Pressure would also build on Britain’s creaking public services.
WE DONT NEED TO BE PART OF THE SINGLE MARKET OR HAVE ANY MORE MIGRATION UK IS FULL UP. CANADA TRADES WITH EU AND HAS NO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AGREEMENT. ALL WE NEED TO DO IS TELL FRANCE AND GERMANY WE WILL PUT TARIFFS ON ALL GERMAN AND FRENCH IMPORTS – THEY WILL SOON BACK DOWN.
MERKEL IS A BOLSHEVIK WHO WON KALERGI PRIZE FOR HELPING WHITE GENOCIDE, BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION KILED 60 MILLION RUSSIAN WHITE CHRISTIANS AND WAS FINANCED BY ROTHCHILDS. MOST BOLSHEVIKS INCLUDING LENIN HAD JEWISH ANCESTRY. ROTHCHILD MEANS RED SHEILD A SYMBOL OF PLANET SATURN AND ASSOCIATED WITH SATANISM. ROTHCHILDS THROW SEX PARTIES WITH FREEMASONS, POLITICIANS, SENIOR POLICE, JUDGES, VIP ATTENDING. THEY OWN HALF OUR PLANETS WEALTH. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN EVIDENCE OF GIRLS BEING KILLED AND TORTURED AT THESE GET TOGETHERS.
EVEN THE MARQUIS DE SADE WROTE ABOUT HOW THE RICH WOULD PAY A YOUNG PEASANT GIRL TO ATTEND THEIR HOMES THEN TORTURE HER AND KILL HER. NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
In a warning to Theresa May, Migrationwatch said it was ‘not possible’ to be part of tariff-free trading and control EU immigration
The report notes: ‘At a time when the UK government is seeking to close the budget deficit it is hard to see where the money will come from to provide the additional schools, GP surgeries, hospitals and housing, not to speak of how the country’s road and rail networks will cope with such rapid growth.’
Alp Mehmet, vice-chairman of Migrationwatch, said: ‘This research spells out the very serious consequences for our society of net migration continuing at its present scale with membership of the single market resulting in a relentless increase in our population.
‘An increase of anything like 12 million in just 25 years is, quite simply, unacceptable to the British public and certainly not what they voted for in the referendum.’
Failure to secure restrictions on migration was a key reason millions of people voted Leave on June 23. The Prime Minister has reiterated her pledge to reduce net migration to the ‘tens of thousands’.
Brexit Secretary David Davis declared earlier this month (DEC) that Britain was not prepared to negotiate with Brussels on immigration and will take back full control of its borders.
His remarks to the Brexit select committee on the shape of a likely ‘divorce deal’ suggest Britain will impose a strict visa regime, dashing Remainers’ hopes of a so-called ‘soft Brexit’.
They also indicated Mr Davis and Mrs May were not seeking to remain members of the single market.
Ukip immigration spokesman John Bickley said: ‘Migrationwatch have confirmed our worst fears – remaining in the single market will not result in the UK leaving the EU. We will have to continue to accept uncontrolled immigration from the EU.
‘Theresa May needs to set out in no uncertain terms that when the UK leaves the EU it will also cease to be a member of the single market.
‘The UK will then, like the rest of the world, have access to the single market. Tariff-free access will be hugely beneficial to the EU, who run a massive trade surplus with the UK.’