RECORD levels of immigration will see Britains population
soar to 75million in less than 50 years, an expert has warned.
The massive increase up from 60million at present
would have an impact similar to building TWO new cities the size
This is expected to pile huge pressure on our schools, hospitals,
housing and congested roads.
The predictions are made by Professor David Coleman, of the University
of Oxford, using official figures.
He said large levels of immigration plus the high birth rate
of migrants will push the population up to 75million by 2051.
At the same time, the number of non-whites in Britain will rocket
from nine per cent to 29 per cent.
Immigrant mothers now account for a QUARTER of all births in
England and Wales.
In a memo to the House of Lords economic affairs committee,
Prof Coleman said that two years ago, the average woman had 1.74
But he says the figure is now 1.84 and rising with migrant
mothers having an average of 2.2 children.
Prof Coleman estimates the UKs population will rise to just
under 70 million by 2031 before hitting 75 million by the
middle of this century.
Earlier this month, ministers were forced to raise their prediction
for the annual increase in Britains population from 145,000
to 190,000 as a result of immigration.
Prof Coleman claimed that ministers seemed unaware
of the consequences this increase would have on the UK.
He said: The impact of an additional 15million people would
be considerable economic, environmental, social and ethnic.
Meanwhile Cambridge University economist Prof Robert Rowthorn,
who compiled another report into immigration, predicts Britains
population will soar to 81million by 2074.
He claimed: Immigration undermines the labour market position
of the most vulnerable and least skilled sections of the local
Prof Rowthorns report has been submitted to a Parliamentary
inquiry into immigration.
Home Office minister Liam Byrne said: These projections
prove my case for sweeping changes now.
Things like our points system due to start in 140
days time fingerprint visas abroad and a single border
force to toughen policing at our ports and airports at home.