Is this a surprise given our open borders/welfare tourism ideal?
“The number of people living in the UK rose by 409,000 last year – almost a third of the increase across all 27 EU countries, according to figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office.
Projections show that Britain will have the highest population on the continent within 40 years, overtaking both France and Germany. Britain’s population grew at a rate of 6.6 people per thousand – more than double the EU average of 2.8 people per thousand. Only Belgium, Sweden, Luxembourg and Malta grew at a faster rate. Experts say it risks making Britain one of the most overcrowded countries in Europe, with the population expected to hit 70 million within 25 years.”
Wherever could all these people be coming from?
“Meanwhile, the populations of Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary all fell by tens of thousands.”
Further, those in government who try to spin this away as some sort of local baby boom need to share with us who exactly is having these larger families, in the interests of public transparency.