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A cross-party group of MPs and peers have called on the main parties to make a manifesto pledge not to allow the UK's population to exceed 70 million.
Former minister Frank Field is among those arguing current immigration rates, unless restricted, will impact on public services and quality of life.
The Balanced Migration Group said the BNP continued to exploit the issue.
Originally posted by Dock9
I wouldn't trust one UTTERANCE to emerge from their foul, infested mouths
Instead, I'd suspect they are sucking-up to Mr and Ms Voter
lies, lies and more lies
Originally posted by silent thunder
Now, certainly waistlines could be trimmed and belts could be tightened...the UK likes to scoff at the US obesity rates, but the UK is not far behind...nevertheless, its a bit disconcerting to imagine adding an ever-growing pyramid of people while food supplies remain potentialy tight and could put the country in a political vice with a threat to food security.
I don't know the stats for the 2009/10 UK food harvest, but globally the stats are pretty dismal this year. Globally, last year was a bumper crop but this year seems to be anything but. Given that, food security in the UK is no laughing matter.
Originally posted by heyo
reply to post by BigfootNZ
People are starving in africa. why are they shipping their food from africa. It's doens't make sense.
On a related note, the UK leaves oil-tankers docked so they can keep prices high.
Canada likes Britain. I don't understand how people would think Canada doesn't like Britain. Commonwealth fo' life dawg!!!
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
DO NOT vote for the BNP. They are the NEW NAZIS.
Originally posted by osc121
My main gripe here is that we are full, we have no sustainability and this governmetn has continually pushed a secret immigration policy to maintain it's multi cultural agenda. WHY? what is the reasoning behind this?
Originally posted by m0r1arty
Threatening TV License ads (+ Russel T. Davies' shows)
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has said politicians must do more to limit net immigration to the UK. He is among a group of MPs and peers warning that the population should not be allowed to go beyond 70 million.
Lord Carey said the issue angered many people and could lead to violence, and that the immigration system had to focus more on maintaining "values".
Labour says its points-based migration system is working but the Tories want an annual cap on incoming workers. All the main parties are sceptical about setting population targets which they believe is unrealistic and counter-productive.
Last year the Office for National Statistics said, if current trends continued, the UK population would rise by 10 million to more than 71.6 million by 2033 - the fastest rise in a century.