This Green and Crowded Land - It's an England only problem
Statisticians said at least 70 per cent of the population rise over the next 20 years will be attributable directly to immigration.
The rest will be babies born to British mothers - many of whom are second-generation immigrants
The ONS report says:
...the UK population will increase from an
estimated 60.6 million in 2006, to 65 million in 2016, passing 70
million in 2028, to reach 71 million by 2031.
The population of England is projected to increase by 8 per cent
by 2016, that of Northern Ireland by 7 per cent and Wales by 5
per cent. The projected increase for Scotland, where fertility and
life expectancy levels are assumed to remain lower than in the
rest of the UK, is 3 per cent.
But the graph accompanying the story doesn't seem to show that,
The total rise seems to mirror the England rise with the other countries flat lining; so I dug into the figures:
Data Source - GAD - Government Actuary's Department - Demography Data - Population (Note x scale not linear )
The projected rise in the population isn't a UK problem/opportunity, it isn't a British one - it only affects England. So what is going on with the story? Why is every MSM outlet leading with it being a Brownian British story? Why does the press release seem to differ from the figures? Why is England the word that dare not speak it's name.....