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UN Report Indicates Britain to Become the Most Populous Country in the European Union by 2050

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A recent United Nations forecast reports that Britain is set to become the most populous country in the European Union by 2050. UN also suggested that Britain will be the third most attractive destination for migrants, after the USA and Canada over the next 40 years.

The UN’s biennial population forecast found that approximately 174,000 immigrants are set to arrive in Britain each year from now to 2050. This means that Britain will overtake Germany in being the most populous country in the European  Union and that UK’s population will swell to 72.4 million as opposed to Germany’s population of 70.5 million by the year 2050. Furthermore,  70 per cent of the increase in UK’s population is estimated to be a result of immigration. 

This no doubt will put more pressure on the UK Border Agency, which is responsible for securing the United Kingdom borders and controlling migration in the United Kingdom, to further tighten up its immigration policies and possibly revise its new point-based immigration system in the future.


Written by MithrasLaw

March 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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