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cost of livingEngland’s population density concern

I’ve just come back from South Shields town centre, where for all intents and purposes we look as overcrowded as the Australian outback (must be the weather today), however figures obtained from the Office of National Statistics show that England is the third most overcrowded country in the world after Bangladesh (1,045 per sq km) and South Korea (498 per sq km) and with 395 people per square kilometre is the most densely populated major country in mainland Europe.

Surely the time has come for the government to revisit it’s points based system of immigration and try to achieve a balance between those leaving the UK and those wishing to settle here. The current rise in our population is not sustainable, although with inflation now rising to 4.7%, the cost of living for ordinary household goods rising by 25%, the balance between nett migration and nett immigration may be achieved by Labour’s transparent economic ineptitude, as more and more people decide that they’ve had enough of Brown’s Britain and look to live a better life elsewhere!

Click the Daily Mail graphic to enlarge.

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Written by curly

September 16, 2008 at 11:34 am

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  1. I completely agree. The government fails to take account of the full economic impact of our open doors immigration policy. In particular, the affect on our schools in terms of overcrowding, and our health service.

    Gordon Brown and co have argued that many of the so called economic migrants are accepting jobs that UK citizens don’t want to do, but is this acceptable with 870,000 people registered as unemployed. But, above all, we are providing these economic migrants with free education and health services, yet because they are often paid the lowest wage, their tax and NI contributions do not cover a fraction of the real cost of the free benefits they receive. The only people that are benefiting are the employers that have succeeded in finding cheap labour.

    UK Voter

    September 16, 2008 at 1:42 pm

  2. […] Original post by curly […]

    Curly’s Corner Shop

    September 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm

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