UK remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence internationally. In the late 1990’s, the pace and scale of migration increased to a level without historical precedent. Indeed, the foreign-born population of England and Wales, more than doubled increasing by nearly four million in the twenty years between the 1991 and 2011 censuses. It has now reached 13.4% of our population. This massive increase dwarfs the scale of any previous inflow in our history which likely concludes the welcoming approach towards immigrants.