(Website: Migration Watch)
“We are an independent, non political body which is concerned about the present scale of immigration into the UK.”
Civil servant Andrew Green created Migration Watch as a tool to be used by governments to help the latter justify anti-immigrant policy. Thus, the words “independent” and “non political” in the think-tank’s declaration are vital to ensure the government can claim, falsely, to be advised by a separate ‘unbiased’ entity. Green’s assistance to successive governments’ anti-immigration policies was rewarded with a peerage in 2014.
Migration Watch focuses on blaming immigration for all of Britain’s economic woes and consequential issues with the NHS, housing, employment etc. It is standard misdirection, accompanied by comical abuse of statistics.
Links to brief descriptions of other right-wing think-tanks
Institute For Free Trade
Centre for Policy Studies
Industry and Parliamentary Trust
Royal United Services Institute
Human Security Centre
Henry Jackson Society
Institute of Economic Affairs
Centre for Social Justice
Adam Smith Institute
British Foreign Policy Group
The Free Speech Union