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Another gem from the Daily Mail. Black and Asian people turn your eyes now

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1294221/How-migration-high-birth-rates-increase-UK-population-78MILLION-2051.html#comments

One in five of the population will be from an ethnic minority by the middle of this century, according to a new report.
Researchers concluded that the figure will rocket from the current rate of eight per cent - and that people from minority backgrounds will be living in more affluent areas.

Just one in ten of the population was from an ethnic minority ten years ago.
Packed in: New research suggests the UK's population growth will make it the biggest county in Europe by 2051
Researchers at The University of Leeds also concluded that the population of the UK could reach nearly 80million by the middle of this century.
Higher birth rates and people living longer as well as immigration would pushed the population to 78.8million by 2051.

More...Immigration centre slammed as 'fundamentally unsafe'

The increase - of nearly 20million since 2001 - would be likely to make the UK the largest country in Europe.

Official statisticians have long projected the population would hit 70million by 2029.

But the new estimate, from independent researchers, shows increases potentially continuing into later decades.
Population projections carry a greater degree of uncertainty over longer time periods because different factors influencing its size can change in importance.
The academics produced a range of estimates according to different birth, death and migration rates.
According to the highest projection, the population will reach 78,848,000 in 2051.
The highest figure assumes immigration increasing from current levels - although the coalition government has already put a temporary cap on some forms of migration and plans further reductions.
Of the 78.8million Britons in 2051, some 55million would regard themselves as White Britons - an increase from the current figure of 52.5million.
But measured as a slice of the population, that would represent a fall from more than one in eight to fewer than one in seven.

Numbers of 'other whites' - a category which includes Eastern European migrants - are projected to increase dramatically, to nearly seven million, or one in ten of the population.
In 2001 - before the mass wave of Eastern European migration caused by the accession of former Soviet states to the EU - they made up just 2.5 per cent.
The study predicts an increase in the number of Indians - nearly doubling from 1,432,000 to 2,672,000. There will also be sharp rises in numbers from Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The three- year study found minority groups would be better integrated in society and more likely to live in affluent areas.
Border control: Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled the country's first cap on migrant numbers last month
Project leader Professor Philip Rees said: 'The ethnic make-up of the UK's population is evolving significantly.
'Groups outside the white British majority are increasing in size and share, not just in the areas of initial migration, but throughout the country, and our projections suggest that this trend is set to continue through to 2051.
'At a regional level, ethnic minorities will shift out of deprived inner city areas to more affluent areas, which echoes the way white groups have migrated in the past.'
Commentators said a population of 80million would be a 'nightmare'.
Sir Andrew Green, chairman of the MigrationWatch UK think tank said the research demonstrated the need for cuts in migrant numbers.
'The prospect of better integration is welcome but will be a huge challenge if the ethnic minority population is to more than double,' he said.
'That apart, a population of nearly 80 million in mid century on this tiny island is a nightmare. These projections underline the case for getting immigration right down as the Government have promised.'
Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled the country's first cap on migrant numbers last month - reducing the number of permits for skilled workers by five per cent.
The temporary limit on the number of non-EU workers will be followed by a final cap to be unveiled next April.
David Cameron has pledged to reduce net migration - currently 176,000 to the low tens of thousands.
Around 70 per cent of the current population increases are due to immigration - through direct arrivals or children born to them.
The current UK population of 61,398,000 is an increase of three million since 1997.
But even that count may be too low because no one can estimate how many migrants have come into the country illegally.
Labour's supposedly 'tough' points-based system actually led to increases in the number of foreign workers and students cleared to live here.
The number of non-EU migrants given work permits, or permission to carry on working in Britain, rose by 20 per cent, from 159,535 in 2007 - the year before points were introduced - to 190,640 last year, including dependents.
The number of student approvals increased by a third, from 208,800 to 273,445 a




And you really should see some of the comments people have left.

It is a nightmare scenario.
- Jillox, Gosport, England, 13/7/2010 11:24



Really sums up the readership of the mail.....
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Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We all know how it's preferable to have newspapers and no government than government and no newspapers. In this country's case, I sometimes wonder if I'd rather go with the latter...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    (sigh) You tend to find the most rabid opposition to 'them ethnics' [i.e. anyone else] in areas that are ethnically homogenous, or have two homogenous populations side by side, living past each other.

    This doesn't just go for 'white' people either...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not just the Daily Fail, as Tabloid Watch shows
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd say the Daily Mail's reporting of that story wasn't too bad. It was nowhere near as bad the Express, who splashed their front page today with "ONE IN 5 BRITONS WILL BE ETHNICS". As far as I know, the word "ethnics" fell out of use in the 1970s and is widely considered to be quite racist nowadays.

    Cunts.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote: »
    I'd say the Daily Mail's reporting of that story wasn't too bad. It was nowhere near as bad the Express, who splashed their front page today with "ONE IN 5 BRITONS WILL BE ETHNICS". As far as I know, the word "ethnics" fell out of use in the 1970s and is widely considered to be quite racist nowadays.

    Cunts.
    Saw the Express headline today. They could've saved on a letter and just used 'blacks' or 'browns' in the place of 'ethnics'.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lol, how did I know which story this'd be before I even clicked on the link?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This story is also reported in...

    The Guardian... Ethnic minorities to make up 20% of UK population by 2051

    The Independent... Minority group numbers set to rise to 20 per cent

    The BBC... UK's ethnic minority numbers 'to rise to 20% by 2051'

    The Telegraph... Ethnic minorities will make up fifth of population by 2051

    The Mirror... Minority numbers 'to rise by 2051'

    ThisIsLondon... UK ethnic minorities to increase

    The Daily Express... One in 5 Britons will be ethnics

    and of course

    The Daily Mail... One in five Britons 'will be from an ethnic minority by 2051'

    It seems like almost every major news outlet is reporting on this research carried out by Leeds University.

    Just wondering why the Daily Mail is being singled out here...

    stargalaxy wrote: »
    I'd say the Daily Mail's reporting of that story wasn't too bad. It was nowhere near as bad the Express, who splashed their front page today with "ONE IN 5 BRITONS WILL BE ETHNICS". As far as I know, the word "ethnics" fell out of use in the 1970s and is widely considered to be quite racist nowadays.
    Agree that The Express headline was probably the worst.

    The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The BBC and The Telegraph headlines are all the same in terms of what they proclaim. They all mention 20% (or 1 in 5), they all mention 2051 and they all us the phrase "ethnic minority".

    So it can't be he headline surely...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No it'll be the researchers headline, although it's rather telling that they chose that as the thing to get their research noticed by the media, rather than the population reaching 78 million, which by any measure is the fact that is more likely to have an impact on the country as a whole. It'd be interesting to know where it appeared in each newspaper though, because that'll tell you how important each newspaper considers this piece of research.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it ws front page of the express....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On a side note, here is an example of crap journalism from the Daily Mail...
    Casillas, who plays for Real Madrid, was so overcome with emotion after he helped his national side win the coveted tournament, the cameras stayed with him as he sobbed with delight on the pitch of the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg.

    And seeing his emotive state, his generous teammates let Casillas be the first player to lift the trophy as it was awarded to the team by FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
    ^ Er, he was the first person to lift the trophy because he's the CAPTAIN.


    *I know this is slightly off-topic*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Slightly?

    Although having said that, with the massive increase in my football club being in the media, it's made me realise just how many basic errors the sports journalists make. Things like getting the identity of the chairman wrong, and then writing an entire article about how he's dissatisfied with something, or all of the players he's keen to bring to the club (and I don't just mean getting his name wrong, but actually thinking that someone else is in charge, and referring to things they said when they did have something to do with the club). Or running an article about how unsettled our right back is because we've been linked with a new left back. Anyone can get an age wrong, or even a position, but when you're using false information as the basis for your story, it just reveals you to be the professional bullshitter you actually are. And I assume that the celebrity sections are similarly fabricated. But what it actually does, of course, it make you question how much this goes on in the more serious parts of the newspaper. When you see even a serious article you either know a lot about, or perhaps witnessed first hand, then you realise how bad newspapers actually are at reporting them. This is particularly the case nowadays, with all of these professional journalists having blogs where they can apparently throw any hint of integrity they had out of the window, and just write the story they wanted to write.
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