New Statesman, 21 April 2010. Claims that Britain’s population will soon reach 70 million do not stand up to scrutiny.
This article also appears on the New Statesman‘s blog, the Staggers. Is Britain full? In the 1930s the Daily Mail campaigned against letting in German Jews on the basis that it was; since then the UK has accommodated more than 10 million extra people. But what was once a far-right trope is rapidly becoming conventional wisdom [...]