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Britain’s supposed “GDP growth” – it’s mostly benefits for immigrants

As you’ll know, the EU is demanding an extra £1.7bn from Britain because of the UK’s supposed “growth”. But let’s look at where this “growth” may be coming from.

In the last 15 years, about 8 million people have moved to the UK. Of these, around 5 million are non-EU and 3 million from the EU. Now let’s look at unemployment amongst these immigrants (click to see more clearly).


Over 35% of non-EU and 25% of EU immigrants don’t work. But what do these people cost us?

1. Non-EU – there are 5 million non-EU immigrants of whom at least 35% (1.75 million) are parasites. Assuming each of these people costs us about £10,000 a year in benefits (unemployment, housing, child credits, council tax support etc) and public services (schooling for their children, healthcare, policing etc) then that’s £17.5bn the Government has to borrow to support the multi-cultural enrichment these people bring to our country

2. EU – there are 3 million EU immigrants of whom at least 25% (750,000) don’t work. Again, taking a cost per person of £10,000, that gives us another £7.5bn the Government has to borrow to pay for benefits and services for these people.

So, adding the £17.5bn for unemployed (and unemployable?) non-EU immigrants and the £7.5bn for unemployed EU immigrants, we get £25bn a year (increasing every year as more immigrants pour in) – and that’s equivalent to 1.5% of our GDP

But we’re not finished yet. A family of four has to earn £35,000 a year to pay more in tax than it takes in benefits and services. How many of the 5.5 million working immigrants earn more than £35,000? I’ve no idea. But let’s be generous and say it’s 10%. That leaves us 4.95 million immigrants who are costing us money.

How much are they costing us in benefits and public services? Maybe £2,000 per year each? That’s another £9.9bn the Government has to borrow each year. With me so far?

OK, there’s a lot of guesswork here. But this “back of a fag packet” calculation suggests that Britain’s 8 million immigrants are costing us at least £34.9bn a year – 2% of GDP

Then you have to add in all the benefits paid to British-born people who can’t get jobs because immigrants have taken them.

Our great Chancellor claims our economy is growing and this has led to the useless EU demanding another £1.7bn from us. But as far as I can see, all this growth has come from the Government borrowing money to give to immigrants.

And, of course, if you look at GDP/capita (rather than GDP), you’ll see we’ve actually been getting poorer since the 2008 economic crash which led to a tsunami of immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe


So, we’re paying an extra £1.7bn to the EU even though there hasn’t actually been any real economic growth for the last 6  years. What a total disaster!

2 comments to Britain’s supposed “GDP growth” – it’s mostly benefits for immigrants

  • Peter

    How this one great land lost its soul

    But for those of us who love this land, today has the tone of a funeral wake.

    The England that we cherished has disappeared. We can only raise our glasses to the memory of a once great country whose spirit has been broken by her own rulers, its fabric torn apart by social revolution.

  • Keen Reader

    And don’t forget the so-called growth, now included in the EU’s calculations, attributable to profits made from drug peddling and prostitution. You couldn’t make it up.

    My father fought in WWII and both my grandfathers in the Great War, now being commemorated daily in some way or another by the broadcast media. Were they still alive they would, I am sure, ask themselves what they had fought for. Just today we learn that whilst we are paying out all these billions to immigrants, we evidently cannot afford to give priority basic medical treatment to service men and women injured in Afghanistan and other recent conflicts.

    The politicians should hang their heads in shame.

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