Comments on: Migration statistics: our biggest weak spot Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Peter H Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:47:01 +0000 “Implementation of all of the Commission’s recommendations will require international collaboration and national support” I suspect is where this ideal will succeed or fail.
I’m not entirely convinced that the various governments around the world will collaborate and at least in the UK the government will need to rebuild it’s credibility to get national support.
I’m sure there will be lots of people who will look with suspicion for ulterior motives behind a political system that has blotted it’s copy-book and wants information on your ethnicity.
(I left the country I was born in, Australia, when I was 1.5 years old, and have lived in quite a few different countries for forty something years, so how would that fit in? My mum was born in the Argentine and has lived in many different countries, my dad was born in the UK and has lived in many different countries… although I must admit that possibly wouldn’t be the experience of the majority of the world’s citizens. I’m not too worried by say the US, UK wanting my ethnic info, but what about in say 15 years time when a different world may exist? Would I want an Adolf Hitler type leader having my ethnic info?)

By: Don Fri, 29 May 2009 03:44:14 +0000 Gaining good migration statistics also means having a government that can effectively track where everybody goes and when. In an ideal world, we are better off not having a government with that kind of ability. Just look at the situation right now with the economy. The government controls the house (using a casino analogy), interest rates, the flow of information, the bloggers on Reuters and therefore stock prices.