Immigration out-paces British exodus
By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor
Last Updated: 1:54am GMT 17/11/2007
Britain is experiencing unprecedented levels of immigration with more than half a million foreigners arriving to live here in a single year, new figures show.
Last year, 510,000 foreign migrants came to the UK to stay for at least 12 months, according to the Office for National Statistics. At the same time 400,000 people, more than half of whom were British, emigrated.
An exodus on this scale - amounting to one British citizen leaving the country every three minutes - has not been seen in the UK for almost 50 years.
Overall in 2006, there were a record 591,000 new arrivals. Only 14 per cent of these were Britons coming home.
Here is a related story also from the Telegraph.
Biggest brain drain from UK in 50 years
By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor
Last Updated: 3:28am GMT 26/02/2008
Britain is experiencing the worst "brain drain" of any country as highly qualified professionals settle abroad, an authoritative international study showed yesterday.
Record numbers of Britons are leaving - many of them doctors, teachers and engineers - in the biggest exodus for almost 50 years.
No other nation is losing so many qualified people, it points out. Britain has now lost more than one in 10 of its most skilled citizens, while overall only Mexico has had more people emigrate.
The most popular destinations are English-speaking countries such as Australia, America, Canada and New Zealand and holiday areas including France and Spain.
The emigration was leading to a rapid change in British society as large numbers of highly-skilled immigrants moved to this country to replace those leaving, he said.
"Britain has been lucky - although it has lost substantial numbers of people, it has attracted more than a million skilled immigrants to replace them. If they stop coming then that would be a problem."
Responding to this last paragraph the same thing was said here as Canadians left Canada to find employment primarily in the United States. They did so because they couldn't find suitable employment in their field in Canada but this insignificant detail didn't stop Ottawa from importing record numbers of superfluous labour.
In any case it is still population replacement and that is exactly what this is. As Britons leave the island nation they are replaced by immigrants, forever changing the face of that country and erasing what made Britain British in the first place. The same thing is happening here even though Canadians are pretty much staying put despite the weather. Canada is a damn fine country to live in, winter and all and we Canadians know it. That's why we're Canadians and damn proud of it. But our low birth rate cannot withstand the mass influx of foreign populations and if the trend is allowed to continue indefinitely the host population will be replaced by another or others, mostly Asian and South Asian. Is this something worth pursuing? Is this something we want to allow? What good is it to make the dominate white host population a minority in Canada or anywhere for the matter like in Britain or in the U.S. where it is predicted that whites will become a minority by 2050?
When immigration becomes a policy of population replacement it is no longer immigration: it's colonialism.