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April 20 - 26 2011 No. 1030
THE WEEKLY WORLD EDITION OF The Daily Telegraph AND The Sunday Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/expat
Liverpool equaliser derails Arsenal title hopes
:: SPORT PAGE 48
Plucky Sophie’s marathon tribute
Typhoon row RAF chiefs failed to train pilots for Libya :: NEWS P4
Bride’s nerves Rehearsals (and awalkabout) prepare Kate for her big day :: NEWS P3 & 13
By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor ALMOST one in eight people living in Britain was born abroad, official figures show, in the wake of the largest wave of immigration in history.
The proportion of the population born overseas almost doubled in two decades to more than 11 per cent, according to data seen by The Telegraph. It meant that just under seven million people living in Britain were immigrants — enough to fill a city the size of London.
The rise was largely down to Labour’s “open door” immigration policy, under which three million foreigners were added to the population during the party’s 13 years in power.
The figures, which were compiled by the Office for National Statistics, were disclosed amid a renewed debate on immigration.
David Cameron warned last Friday that uncontrolled immigration had undermined some British communities and led to “discomfort and disjointedness” in neighbourhoods.
He said he wanted to reduce it from its current level of more than 200,000 a year to the “tens of thousands” before the next election.
His comments led to a split in the
Coalition, with Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, saying they were “very unwise” and risked inflaming racial tensions.
And Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, insisted that immigration was “not a numbers game” and said: “It is not Government policy to pursue a specific numerical target.”
In a BBC interview on Sunday, Mr Clegg said Mr Cameron’s words were only an “aspiration” and insisted that it was not the Government’s policy to bring net immigration down to the tens of thousands.
“I don’t think anyone is suggesting that what we should be doing is pursuing fixed numerical targets on immigration. You’ve got to remember on immigration, lots of people come in and out of this country, not least through the European Union, who you can’t just numerically control, so I don’t think it’s a numbers game.”
Despite Mr Clegg’s words, many Conservative MPs believe that the “tens of thousands” pledge is a matter of Government policy.
National statisticians estimated that, on current patterns, the population would pass the 70million mark in less
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AFTER collapsing two miles from the finish line during the London Marathon on Sunday, Sophie Raworth would have been forgiven for allowing herself to give up, writes Laura Roberts.
But, showing immense pluck, the BBC newsreader, pictured, dragged herself from a St John Ambulance bay to finish the 26.2-mile race in six hours, 22 minutes and 57 seconds.
She ran in honour of three close friends who died in recent years from cancer, including her best friend Sam Glynn-Jones, who died last summer from skin cancer leaving behind children who were then aged only three and six.
After finally crossing the line, she said: “I was doing absolutely fine until I got to mile 24 and I was on target to finish in four hours or something. The next thing I knew I woke up in a St John Ambulance bay and I’d collapsed. I was out cold for about an hour.
“They gave me a cup of hot tea and I thought, ‘I’m going to get up and finish this because I’ve raised so much money.’”
She added: “I didn’t drink enough, that was the problem.” Miss Raworth, 42, was greeted at the finish line by Mrs GlynnJones’s widower, Patrick.
Other runners included James Cracknell, the former Olympic oarsman recovering from a brain injury suffered while competing in an endurance race across America last year, and Pc David Rathband, 43, blinded in Raoul Moat’s gun attack in Northumbria last July.
Sport: Page 43
Web woes Whitehall errors put secrets on the internet :: NEWS P3
‘Won’t they ever leave? It’s like trying to get rid of Colonel Gaddafi’ PM’s Libya invasion statement, page 2; Italy row and Misurata siege, page 15