Britain’s indigenous population is fairly advanced along the road towards long-term decline.The ONS figures are here. Fertility is up, again. The tipping point was reached a few years back, when the long decline in native fertility, driven by the cultural revolution of the 60s and 70s, was outmatched by the fertility of incomers. Expect this continuing trend to accelerate. Compound interest is a wonderful thing.
So the latest figures are a source of hope — showing that relatively fertile immigrants can, at least for a while, replenish the new generation of young people the country needs. In these circumstances, population fear-mongering is a kind of terrorism ...".
The story of immigration and the Blair years can be seen in the percentages of births to foreign-born mothers - in this spreadsheet. According to the sheet, the figures are for the whole UK, so Lord knows what the England and Wales figures are like :
1998 - 13.6%
2002 - 17.7%
2003 - 18.6%
2004 - 19.5%
2005 - 20.8%
2006 - 21.9%
2007 - 23.2%
2008 - 24.1%
Interesting times - for my old age and my children's whole lives.