"Turn immigrants away to save British jobs": Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemployment


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'Turn immigrants away to save British jobs': Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemploymentCross-party MPs say temporary closures would aid UK employmentThey say immigration levels are 'unsustainable''Limits on immigrants will not harm economy', MPs add By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 07:20 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 29 March 2013 Britain’s borders should be closed to immigrants while the country’s own citizens are struggling to find jobs, a group of MPs said last night. Frank Field and Nicholas Soames, chairmen of the influential Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, said the Government should be able to block immigration during periods of high unemployment.

Romanians and Bulgarians snap up 175,000 jobs in the UK already… and that"s before the borders have even opened


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Romanians and Bulgarians snap up 175,000 jobs in the UK already… and that's before the borders have even opened More than 250,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have come to Britain175,000 of them have been given National Insurance NumbersWork restrictions are set to be lifted next year , a total of 262,929 applications to work or remain in Britain were approved for Bulgarians and Romanians

Migrants handed 1m a week for children back home as thousands of British families are stripped of THEIR child benefit


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Migrants handed 1m a week for children back home as thousands of British families are stripped of THEIR child benefitCash is awarded despite the children living in another countryCritics blast taxpayer cash going to dependents in countries like PolandSituation will worsen when Romanians and Bulgarians allowed UK jobs By James Slack PUBLISHED: 00:03 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 4 February 2013 Cash migration: The money is sent to families in Poland, Ireland, France, Slovakia and many other nations Britain is giving EU immigrants 1million a week in handouts for children who live abroad. The payments include child benefit – which was stripped from more than one million British families last month. The bill is likely to rise still further when Romanians and Bulgarians get free access to the UK jobs market on January 1.

White Britons are now a minority in Leicester, Luton and Slough and Birmingham is set to follow by end of decade


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White Britons are now a minority in Leicester, Luton and Slough and Birmingham is set to follow by end of decade All three communities have a white British population of less than 50%, 2011 UK census shows, and Birmingham will be the same by 2020 Slough has the lowest proportion of white Britons in the UK outside London – 35 per centImmigration from Eastern Europe since 2004 a major cause, say academics By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 10:52 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 10 January 2013 Three towns and cities have joined London in having a minority white British population. Researchers say more than 50 per cent of people living in Leicester, Luton and Slough are either foreign or from an ethnic minority. Birmingham is expected to have a similar make-up by 2020

Two thirds of Germans believe immigrants are an "extra burden" which have caused "serious problems" for the country


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Two thirds of Germans believe immigrants are an 'extra burden' which have caused 'serious problems' for the country | UPDATED: 14:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Ulrich Kober said that Germany failed to grasp a culture of welcoming foreigners and overplayed its own attractiveness to immigrants Two in three Germans believe immigrants have caused 'serious' problems for the country's social services and schools. The poll – commissioned by the respected Bertelsmann Foundation think tank – shows two thirds of people say immigrants are an 'extra burden' on the country's social services system. Two thirds of people quizzed in the survey also believe that incomers are a source of conflict with 'native' Germans and cause problems

University students to face fingerprint scanners to prove they are attending lectures – and they"re not illegal immigrants


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University students to face fingerprint scanners to prove they are attending lectures – and they're not illegal immigrants Biometric scanners to be introduced in line with the UK Border Agency measuresScanners would recognise students' fingerprints and collect data on which sessions they have attended Border Agency measures to ensure international students don't use student visas as a way to sneak into the countryUnion referendum shows 1,200 students voted against the scheme | UPDATED: 19:07 GMT, 14 December 2012 Student representatives claim that fingerprint records will infringe privacy rights University students may have to scan their fingerprints in future to prove they are going to their lectures. Newcastle University plans to introduce biometric scanners to bring the institution in line with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and clamp down on illegal immigrants

Immigration and Labour"s unforgivable betrayal of the British people


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Immigration and Labour’s unforgivable betrayal of the British people | UPDATED: 08:49 GMT, 13 December 2012 The 2011 census figures for England and Wales broadly confirm what we already knew. Since the previous census in 2001 there was an unprecedented surge in the number of immigrants coming to this country

Punks, video games and kids just hanging out: How the Paparazzo of Peterborough documented life in town during the 70s and 80s


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Punks, video games and kids just hanging out: How the Paparazzo of Peterborough documented life in town during the 70s and 80sAmateur photographer Chris Porsz, 59, took snaps to help ease stress of his jobPunk haircuts, flared jeans and early computers included in fascinating collection | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 12 December 2012 A group of 'psychobillies' – ex-punks, teds and skinheads – stare at a camera in a shopping arcade… the flat-top hairdo of one dyed a similar colour to the logo of a C&A store in the background. Elsewhere, young boys gaze longingly at chunky video games, such as Firefox and Scramble, in a computer shop.

2011 census: Immigration can bring huge benefits but on this scale, it"s too much to cope with

Yes, immigration can bring huge benefits. But on this scale and at this speed, it's too much to cope with | UPDATED: 09:30 GMT, 12 December 2012 There you have it. The newly released results of the last census have made it official.

Yes, immigration can bring huge benefits. But on this scale and at this speed, it"s too much to cope with


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Yes, immigration can bring huge benefits. But on this scale and at this speed, it's too much to cope with | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 There you have it