Immigrants who arrived after 1999 were 45% less likely to receive state benefits or tax credits than UK natives in the period 2000-2011
Well quite. But that's immigration over the last 14 years. What about all the immigrants that arrived in the wake of the Second World War? You know, that little period of 54 years prior to 1999?
Yes, a large amount of them are hard workers and undoubtedly do contribute; but where I live, there's an awful lot who don't work and are quite happy to sit on their arses claiming all the benefits that they can, whilst at the same time running criminal rackets such as drug dealing, extortion, fraud, prostitution and child exploitation.
And another thing (and I know that they aren't your words), what exactly constitutes a "UK Native?" please?
but the only immigrants I know work their arses off.
I suspect then that the only immigrants you know are from Eastern Europe - that being the case, I would concur.
I also suspect that these reports encouraging immigration and multi-culturalism are largely written by immigrants themselves and also persons who have little or no exposure to towns and cities where the immigrant population (largely from the Indian subcontinent) has now exceeded the existing North-Western European, caucasian population. These towns have rapidly declining standards of living, soaring crime rates, "no-go" areas for white people and in some cases areas where the Police fear to tread unless they go in mob-handed.
I'm not totally anti-immigration, but I am for selective immigration. The population of the UK currently stands at about 63 million - it's bursting at the seams, there are millions out of work, the NHS and other services are on their uppers yet still we are happy to let in criminals and asylum seekers who have no right to be here and then spend an aeon sending them back or putting them in OUR prisons.
At the current rate, estimates are that the population of the UK will be 80 million by 2020 - how is that going to help the country to function better?