Tim Aker welcomes report by Cambridge professor

East of England MEP Tim Aker, from Aveley

East of England MEP Tim Aker, from Aveley

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THURROCK’S Euro MP Tim Aker has welcomed a report by Cambridge economist which plays down the benefits of mass immigration.

Professor Robert Rowthorn writes in the report, published by the Civitas think tank, that the potential economic gains from immigration are modest compared with the strains placed on amenities such as housing, land, schools, hospitals, water supply and transport systems.

Mr Aker, who became an MEP in May and is standing against Jackie Doyle-Price in next year’s general election, said the report showed Britain needed a more controlled system of immigration.

He said: "This report exposes how mass immigration is bad for our country. With no quality or quantity control, services are under massive strain and the economic prospects of many British people are damaged, with living standards taking a knock from this foolish open-door approach.

"It is clear that Britain must have a sensible, controlled, migration policy in order to best protect the interests of those living here.

“To stop mass immigration, of course, we must leave the EU."

Robert Rowthorn is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College.

His full report may be read here: www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/LargescaleImmigration

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10:03am Tue 5 Aug 14

ebagumtrebor says...

I would suggest the report does more than play down the benefits of mass migration. It rejects the claims of any benefits in the main.
I would suggest the report does more than play down the benefits of mass migration. It rejects the claims of any benefits in the main. ebagumtrebor
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3:56pm Tue 5 Aug 14

OckendonPaul says...

I can't be bothered to read the report, but there's surely more to it than mere economics. Even if it could be proved that immigration was great for the economy, I'd still rather take my chances in a country that felt like home.
Unfortunately I don't think UKIP are the ones to do it. Their immigration policy was summed up by someone less PC than me as "swapping Poles for P*kis"
I can't be bothered to read the report, but there's surely more to it than mere economics. Even if it could be proved that immigration was great for the economy, I'd still rather take my chances in a country that felt like home. Unfortunately I don't think UKIP are the ones to do it. Their immigration policy was summed up by someone less PC than me as "swapping Poles for P*kis" OckendonPaul
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