Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Housing Not Favouring Immigrants?

A while ago (I was on holiday), the Equality and Human Rights Commission report stated via the BBC : "There is no evidence that new arrivals in the UK are able to jump council housing queues". We all know the real truth of the matter though, especially if you live in areas that are predominantly immigrant occupied. I recently spent two days in Peckham and I felt like a minority in my own country! The fact that English families are now sitting on housing lists longer than ever before, is a reality!

I wanted to wait to see what migrationwatchuk had to say about the report before I commented.

MigrationwatchUK is a cross party organisation that works with people of all races, creeds and colour and is therefore only interested in facts!

Commenting on the Human Rights and Equality Commission report into the allocation of social housing, the Co-Chairmen of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, Frank Field MP and Nicholas Soames MP, said:

“The elephant in the room is the huge impact of migration on overall demand for housing. The Government has lost control of immigration, and does not have a housing policy to cope with the consequences.

Immigration now accounts for nearly 40 per cent of new households. The waiting lists for social housing in England have risen by 60 per cent in six years and now include nearly 5 million people.

Looking ahead, official statistics show that we will have to build a new home every five minutes for the next twenty years or so just for future migrants.

With public spending under such pressure, the first step must be to reduce this major source of housing demand.”

Official figures released a fortnight ago showed that the projected number of households in England will rise from 21.52 million (2006) to 25.44 million in 2021. This is a rise of almost 4 million households in 15 years.

According to Government forecasts, 70% of the population increase up to 2031 will be due to immigration.

The largest single reason for household formation is immigration, which will account for almost 40% of all new household formation in England. More details can be found here: Migrationwatchuk (PDF)

The avoidance of all the major parties on the subject of immigration and how to control and monitor it, has led to the rise in membership of the BNP.

Following the European elections on 4 June, at which two BNP MEPs were elected to the European Parliament for the first time, Migrationwatch commissioned a YouGov poll on behalf of the Cross Party Group. The poll showed that 35 per cent of voters listed immigration as an issue that most influenced their decision, above the NHS, crime, education and the environment.


  1. Whereas Old Holborn has decided to become a Black Lesbian One Legged Transgendered Muslim Single Mother in order to maximise "her" benefits and hop to the front of the housing queue, I have decided to go one better and become a fucking pikey.

    The Penguin