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23/03/00
Immigration Good for Britain, Says UN
- Influx needed to keep UK young

BIGOTS beware - immigration has been pinpointed as the answer to Britain's looming aging population problem.

An influential UN report says that the UK will have to increase substantially the amount of migrants it takes in if the country is not to suffer the adverse effects of having large numbers of people over the retirement age. The present level of around 70,000 incomers a year is enough to keep the population stable at 56 million, the UN says, but there would still be a shift up the overall age scale.

For Britain to continue with its current ratio of four people of working age to one in the retirement bracket, immigration would have to be raised to high levels, says the UN.

The report makes welcome reading for those who argue the case for an open door immigration policy against a background when both major UK political parties and most of the media are intent on bringing in ever more draconian, not to say racist, anti-immigrant measures.




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