Island can't provide for more arrivals
NO-ONE can avoid the fact we live on an island, not an overly large one at that. Again islands as such can only support so many people for so long. If a population grows too fast it means an increase in demands for housing and the expansion of towns and cities.
This in turn means a move into green areas and if the birth rate gets bigger then land will be at a premium.
How long could this situation continue? We would still need to produce food for these people so we could not afford to take away farming land to accommodate housing. Housing that is already short today.
Did I hear it mentioned at some political rally that the future might need some sort of restriction on family sizes as is the norm in China today which I believe is one per family?
Having said that figures released show that in past years the British birth rate is around two per cent, whereas in others here it's 11 per cent plus.
Meanwhile we still have the influx of people from all the European countries. While we have raised concerns for years on the open border system, it's got us nowhere. Indeed this country has been told to take more.
Recently though several other EU members have also raised their concerns over this issue, one of which was Germany.
So as the top dog has now expressed concerns in the right of free passage to EU, maybe something will now be done to curb this migration to other shores.
B J CONNELL