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'Economic benefits of mass immigration are close to zero', Parliament told(UK)
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th November 2008 | Ian Drury

Posted on 11/15/2008 5:32:31 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick

Claims that mass immigration has benefited the economy have been 'wildly overstated' by the Government, experts said yesterday.

Record levels of migration have brought virtually no economic benefit to Britain, the House of Lords was told.

Ministers have repeatedly insisted that newcomers contribute £6billion a year to the country's balance sheet.

But an authoritative report by the Lords Economic Affairs Committee, debated yesterday, blew apart Labour's claims that the wave of immigration from Eastern Europe had enormous benefits.

Instead, it was worth just 58p each week on the living standards of the native population – about the price of a Mars bar.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2late; 2latesuckers; aliens
The Brits learn a mere forty years too late.
1 posted on 11/15/2008 5:32:31 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

No benefits to mass immigration? Oh my....


2 posted on 11/15/2008 5:34:06 PM PST by Ronzo (Poetry can be a better tool of understanding than tedious scribblings of winners of the Noble Prize)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

When will our own leaders learn this?


3 posted on 11/15/2008 5:35:25 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

claims that the wave of immigration from Eastern Europe had enormous benefits


Maybe they should study the mass immigration from the Arab world. That is probably well into the red.


4 posted on 11/15/2008 5:37:00 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81

The only benefits of wave of immigration from Eastern Europe (mainly Poles) is that churches in England started filing up.

The other advantage of the Poles is they may actually fight back against the Jihadists who flooded into England. The Poles know something about beating Jihadists - see Battle of Vienna 1683 AD. The Poles saved Europe from Islam them backed by Austrians, Germans and I also think the House of Savoy (Italy).

There were no benefits from millions of Jihadists who flooded into England - now called Englandistan. We are next with O.


5 posted on 11/15/2008 5:41:04 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: Ronzo

There are great benefits to the countries of origin. They get to export their poverty and receive remittances to the families left behind.


6 posted on 11/15/2008 5:41:16 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: KittyKares

Too darn late


7 posted on 11/15/2008 5:41:48 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: Frantzie
At the moment UK is suffering the greatest level of emigration in its history. As fast as they can get visas the native population is fleeing to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealan, etc.

Kind of interesting. Makes the transfer into a third world nation all the faster.

8 posted on 11/15/2008 5:46:29 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AmericanVictory

The remittances are highly important. Countries that are organized but otherwise intensely poor, e.g. Pakistan, actually encourage their best and brightest to emigrate.


9 posted on 11/15/2008 5:47:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

True. Indigenous Brits are leaving the UK as fast as they can. Hopefully they will not screw up other countries like Libtard Californians have done to places like OR, CO, NM, AZ etc etc.


10 posted on 11/15/2008 5:50:38 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: PotatoHeadMick
Instead, it was worth just 58p each week on the living standards of the native population – about the price of a Mars bar.

I guess that translates to a Snickers bar here in the US.

11 posted on 11/15/2008 5:54:18 PM PST by OCC
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To: KittyKares

A group of Pennsylvanians went to visit then active Senator Santorum at his D.C.office to air their concerns about the impact of illegals on Pennsylvania.

One of them asked the Senators aide (the Senator was unavailable) what is the benefit of illegal immigration to US taxpayers.

Her immediate reply was,”There is none but the Corporations...”

I wish we let her finish but her response raised such a clamor the meeting was ended shortly thereafter.

What I’m saying is, our leaders know everything they care to know about the invasion.

And democrats and republicans continue to be elected to office.


12 posted on 11/15/2008 5:54:58 PM PST by MurrietaMadman (Be sure you put your dam pieces of paper away someplace safe.)
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To: Frantzie
Contrary to what your post indicates, there's far more opposition against immigration from Eastern Europe, than there is against any other immigrant group.

The Poles you mention, vis-a-vis filling churches and fighting Jehadis, are not the typical Polish migrants entering Britain. Those people prefer staying back in Poland and improving that country. As for the immigrating kind, mafia-esque is what many Britons consider a lot of them as.

13 posted on 11/15/2008 6:01:33 PM PST by MyTwoCopperCoins
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To: PotatoHeadMick

The problem with Western Europe was that, when they started their industrial expansion in the 60s, Eastern Europe was still behind the Iron Curtain. No immigration from Eastern Europe could be expected. So, instead of going for quality, they went for trashy quantity.

This is not to accuse Europe of stupidity, because the same erroneous thinking took place across the Atlantic.


14 posted on 11/15/2008 6:13:54 PM PST by 353FMG (The sky is not falling, yet.)
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To: MurrietaMadman

>And democrats and republicans continue to be elected to office.<

That’s exactly the reason that this country needs a 3rd Party.


15 posted on 11/15/2008 6:16:56 PM PST by 353FMG (The sky is not falling, yet.)
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To: 353FMG

Personally, I would choose immigrants from Eastern Europe over South America any day of the week. Europeans are educated and come ready to contribute to this society. Many people in the middle class are descendants of European immigrants. Of course, if any are Mafia types, we should not admit them. From South America we get a huge number of illiterate people who need remedial education and medical services. Not to mention criminals like drug dealers and gang members.


16 posted on 11/15/2008 6:34:14 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: muawiyah

Quite so. For Mexico they are the number two source of gross domestic income, second only to oil revenues, which are 65% of the economy. But if all these folks are leaving these countries what force is there that will compel them to improve their governments to a better form?


17 posted on 11/15/2008 6:34:20 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Thanks. It seems like the UK is getting the worst of the worst flooding in. I know the Albanian mafia is one group.


18 posted on 11/15/2008 6:42:28 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: KittyKares

>Personally, I would choose immigrants from Eastern Europe over South America any day of the week. Europeans are educated and come ready to contribute to this society.<

That was America’s opinion until Pres. Johnson and Bobby Kennedy in the 60’s decided to let anyone and their dog into the country to stay.

Now that dog and its puppies are biting the country in the ass.


19 posted on 11/15/2008 6:49:44 PM PST by 353FMG (The sky is not falling, yet.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick
"'Economic benefits of mass immigration are close to zero', Parliament told(UK)"

Yes, but it's a way for local bosses to put their own neighbors in their place.


20 posted on 11/15/2008 6:50:35 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: KittyKares

“When will our own leaders learn this?”

It’s not about economics, it’s about destroying our culture.


21 posted on 11/15/2008 7:20:53 PM PST by dljordan
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To: PotatoHeadMick

“Instead, it was worth just 58p each week on the living standards of the native population – about the price of a Mars bar.”

LOL!


22 posted on 11/15/2008 8:35:54 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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