'The most thorough economic analysis was conducted by the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs in 2008. The panel included two former chancellors of the Exchequer, a former governor of the Bank of England, an eminent labour market economist and a former head of the Financial Services Authority. You would think that, between them, they might know a thing or two. They concluded, evidently somewhat to their surprise, that "we have found no evidence for the argument, made by the government, business and many others, that net migration generates significant economic benefits for the existing UK population".
When the government's Migration Advisory Committee came to look at the report, it did not seriously challenge the conclusions; it simply noted that much of the benefit went to the immigrants themselves. Nevertheless, the immigration lobby has remained in denial.'
The next time a BBC 'journalist' or left-wing 'comedian' tells you that immigration brings economic benefits to the UK, quote that to them. They won't listen, because they're not interested in facts but do it anyway.
More here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11193707/Its-about-time-we-talked-about-immigration....home but not on the BBC