Immigration could break infrastructure – schools, hospitals, water shortages

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Mass immigration into Britain could [DS: has] lead to failing hospitals, overcrowded classrooms, water shortages and the need for hundreds of new cities, a new report warns.

The report by think-tank Civitas found that heavy immigration will have an overall negative impact in living standards as any economic benefits will be outweighed by extreme pressures on amenities. [because there are different types of immigrant]

Written by Robert Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, the report says that particular strain will be placed on schools, housing and hospitals. [already happened]

The report also found that while overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could rise, the effects on GDP Per Capita would be minimal.

Mr Rowthorn said: “Unrestrained population growth would eventually have a negative impact on the standard of living through its environmental effects such as overcrowding, congestion and loss of amenity,” he writes.

“Such losses would ultimately outweigh the small gain in average wages apparently resulting from mass immigration.” [taste the sarcasm]

Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that the UK population will grow by 20 million over the next 50 years, and 29 million over the next 75 – and that is from immigration alone. [it has become a question not of IF we deport, but WHEN]

Rowthorn says that any potential benefits from immigration stem mainly from its ability to help rejuvenate the ageing UK population, [except immigrants retire too, compounding the problem] but he warns: “If many of the immigrants fail to get jobs, or if they end up in low skill jobs or displace native workers, large-scale immigration will have a negative impact on GDP per capita and on government finances. Thus, the impact could be positive or negative but either way it is unlikely to be very large.

“The only thing that is certain is that immigration on the present scale, if it continues, will lead to much faster population growth and a much larger total GDP than would otherwise be the case, with consequent pressure on infrastructure and the environment.”

The report adds that such an explosion in population could also cause water shortages in some parts of the country, saying that some “water-stressed regions of England and Wales” – particularly the south east of England – were comparable to dry countries such as Spain and Italy. [good, that means food shortages too, right?]

“Population growth is identified in this report as a major source of strain on water resources,” the report says.

Other resources will also be it. It says: “Population growth may lead to housing shortage and pressure on public facilities such as schools, hospitals and the transport infrastructure. [all of those already happening]

“Such problems can in principle be handled by building more homes, enlarging existing schools and hospitals or building new ones, widening existing roads or building new ones, and increasing the capacity of the rail network. [biting sarcasm, we cannot do those things]

“This would not be a once-and-for-all investment programme. Sustained population growth would require an ever increasing number of homes, hospitals schools and transport facilities.” [why do we owe these people?]

A Home Office Spokesman told the Daily Telegraph: “This report shows how vital it was for this Government to reverse the unfettered immigration policy of the past and why we must carry on our reforms to build an immigration system which works in the national interest.

“It is clear that uncontrolled, mass immigration makes it difficult to maintain social cohesion, puts pressure on our public services and forces down wages for people on low incomes. [this would have been unthinkable prior to the UKIP EU election win]

That is why we are building an immigration system that is fair to British citizens and legitimate migrants, that is tough on those who abuse the rules or flout the law, and that ensures people come to the UK for the right reasons — to work hard and contribute to our economy and society.” [I will believe it, when I see it.]

Nigel Farage (UKIP) comments on PM Cameron’s benefit reform promises

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nigel-farage/10998115/Nigel-Farage-David-Camerons-EU-benefits-diatribe-fools-no-one.html

The problem with mass migration is not so much the misuse of benefits by a minority – though that is wrong – but is the impact of mass, low-waged and unskilled labour upon the wages, employment opportunities and services in this country. I have been campaigning for years, not on the point of benefits, but the impact of the sheer numbers.

Even Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, couldn’t help but allude to the subject last week as he talked about a “staggering” 25 per cent slump in demand from Europe for British exports, combined with what he described as the effects of “more labour supply than we had previously thought”. [British humour translation: yeah, we’re fucked.] He went on to comment that we have “severe” structural problems due to a “chronic” shortfall in housing. Yes, these things are related.

Just look at the way that growth is disproportionately helping the rich, who benefit from cheap labour supply, while the low-waged see pay cuts and freezes. The Local Government Association tells us that there will be a shortfall of 130,000 primary school places in the next three years, caused almost entirely by migration and a soaring birth rate among first-generation migrants.

Open-door immigration from ex-communist countries with GDPs wildly different from our own has resulted in a situation where the lives of millions of our citizens are affected by an issue over which, due to our membership of the European Union, we have no control. But the Prime Minister is promising to bring in measures that will affect a few thousand people, rather than deal with an issue that impacts on the lives of millions.

What Mr Cameron’s article in The Telegraph yesterday really shows is the fear in this Government of the public’s anger, and its impotence in the face of its obligations to European law.

No amount of warm words or glib promises will provide any confidence that the Government has either the will or the desire to act effectively on migration. Nor will they change the fact that such action is impossible while Britain remains a member of the European Union.

Mass immigration is exclusively fucking over the poor

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/07/22/Soaring-Immigration-Puts-Pressure-on-UK-Schools-and-Housing

Although the report finds that increased immigration has been good for bosses, with a wide variety of skilled labour coming in, the effects are felt differently in different parts of society. For median earners, immigration has had a “positive” impact, but for lower skilled workers there has been a negative impact on wages and job opportunities.

For example, one study cited shows that for every 10 percent increase in the number of immigrants in semi and unskilled positions, pay in them has fallen by 5.2 percent. This includes jobs in bars, care homes and shops as well as cleaning jobs.

Who could’ve seen this coming?
We haven’t funded infrastructure properly and now it’s overburdened. I wonder when we’ll start taking bets on deportations.