Talk:Population Matters

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Examples of their suggestions?[edit]

I came to this page looking for examples of what these guys propose. "Stop at two", immigration controls and less teen pregnancies will not make the UK population drop to 27 million. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.140.12.98 (talk) 17:25, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia isn't really for that sort of detailed information. The page provides an overview of the organisation but detailed policy proposals can be found on the Trust's own site. BarryNL (talk) 15:06, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Criticism of Population Growth Statement given on the website[edit]

I must admit that I haven't fully read the website, yet the following did pop out at me.

Incorrect Statistical statement?[edit]

Site : http://www.optimumpopulation.org/opt.more.ukpoptable.html Statement : “There are more than 60 million people living in the UK, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and our numbers are rising faster than ever before. UK population is growing by the equivalent of a city larger than Cardiff every year. At an annual growth rate of 0.4% a year (less than the current rate) our population would pass 200 million by 2310.”

This last point seems to conflict with what google gives as the first hit (note : this does not indicate truthfulness – and it may be that both apparently conflicting sources of information are correct in their own ways). The first google hit on UK population growth is : https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/uk.html

This states that Population Growth Rate: 0.275% (2007 Est.).

Which source is correct? How would one guess as to which source is correct? Where are the raw statistics liable to be (some might say the Home Office Statistics department – but I'm not sure if even they given the raw statistics online). In fact, come to think of it – who's so sure that there are even 60 million people in the UK anymore? Hmmmm.....

ConcernedScientist 19:11, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

National Statistics state that the growth rate for the UK population in the year to mid 2006 was 0.6%. See http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CCI/nugget.asp?ID=6 Admittedly, migration statistics are problematic, as found in the recent House of Lords Economic Affairs Committtee report. See http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldeconaf.htm

Simonross99 (talk) 18:25, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Population related commentators through time section[edit]

The wall-of-text format used in this section is totally unreadable. Recommend organizing the names and titles into columns.

Leland01 (talk) 01:52, 3 April 2015 (UTC) I deleted it , and in my humble opinion, it should stay deleted. The list is only the opinion of population matters of people who support their course based on out of context quotes. If the KKK quoted Martin Luther King on their website would it be appropiate to associate him with their cause? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.16.102.198 (talk) 11:11, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

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