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UK population is to increase beyond 70 million in the next 12 years

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Treefayre2, Oct 29, 2015.

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This is good. No sweat

  1. YES

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. NO

    9 vote(s)
    81.8%
  1. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    BBC News

    Best start looking for a life raft. This won't be pretty.
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I generally don't like people... too many of them.

    I'll move to Scotland or Wales, no population increase there. It's all England.

    Edit: I just mean crowds... don't take it personally.
     
  3. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    I'm not overly worried about the predicted population increase but I am concerned that in these times of austerity our public services are being shrunk rather than expanding to meet the needs of the population.
    We can cope but we do need to start gearing up to take the load
     
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    That's a concern I share @yfel_endwerce

    It's like, we've known a population bulge is coming through the education system for the last ten years, And what has the govt done? Engineered a teacher shortage.
     
  5. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    Or stop it happening. These prophecies tend to be self-fulfilling - more houses and more roads encourage further population growth.
     
  6. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    The rate of population growth - here and in most other parts of the world - has been decreasing for a very long time, since 1963 or so in fact.. Population is predicted to level off and start to decline in the not too distant future. The graph is world population growth rate per year

    [​IMG]
    http://www.gapminder.org/videos/dont-panic-the-facts-about-population/
     
  7. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    Not here in England.

    We are not the world but an island

    Here and
    Here
     
    Memphismojo likes this.
  8. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    England isn't an island.
     
  9. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    By which time there will be an extra 3 billion people!
    I hope they don't all decide to come here.
     
  10. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    Don't spoil a bit of nationalism with facts
    You'll only confuse people :D
     
    Burndenpark likes this.
  11. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    It's part of an island . And has by far the highest population density in the BI.
     
  12. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    Oh God. It's you.

    We can cope. Really?
     
  13. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    Actually it is part of only one of the many islands (and parts of Islands ) that make up the UK
     
  14. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    Yes It's definitely me
    I checked in the mirror
     
  15. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    Not the DM. That's a relief.
     
    yfel_endwerce likes this.
  16. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

  17. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    I believe so
    But if you think we can't then I'd be very interested in hearing why.
    I'm always open to knowledge
     
  18. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    monicabilongame likes this.
  19. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    When expressed in percentage change per year, perhaps. If expressed in change per year we have a different story. 1% of 70 million is considerably more than 1% of 50 million.
    Showing the percentage change per year hides the full horror of the situation.
     
    Memphismojo likes this.
  20. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

    UK population is under 65 million at the moment. We're hardly coping as it is on so many levels. Why do you reckon anther 7 million + (mostly immigrants) is going to improve matters?
     

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