Andy11 admits he hasn't a scooby on these statistics, which don't exist, that he keeps quoting and assigning according to his bias.Exactly, we ought to be told. As a taxpayer, I'd like to see a breakdown of all the 10 million extra population since Tony Blair. I'd like to see how many are immigrants and the children thereof, and how many of them are drawing public money, and how much and for how long they have been drawing it.
... Similarly, any politician wanting to sort this country out would need to do a serious, detailed audit of where all the money is going. A modern day Domesday book.
All countries have a humane duty to correctly process asylum seekers. Those deemed genuinely in need of protection should be granted protection via a permit to remain.One of the problems with immigration in this country is the uncontrolled nature of it. Let 'em come, let 'em do what they like and go where they like with no forward planning or costing.
Would you prefer we sent them back to be tortured, murdered, mistreated?
Remember Jamal Kashoggi? He walked into an Embassy and never came out alive or intact.
Those escaping war, famine, religious persecution, etc, usually escape without any documentation. Imagine you're in a country where you might be tortured or murdered, where you might have been in hiding, fearing for your life. What do you think will happen if you ask the government (or those in power) for permission to leave, for a passport?