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So all of us in Great Britain are immigrants

Steve
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So all of us in Great Britain are immigrants

Should settle a few arguments regarding immigration.
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Lead researcher Professor Peter Donnelly told Sky News: "One of the nice things about our study is that it reminds us that everyone in Britain is an immigrant.
"There was no-one in Britain 10-11,000 years ago. It is only a question of when people arrived."
According to results published in the science journal Nature:
:: Much of 'white British' DNA can be traced to people who colonised the island soon after the end of the Ice Age.
:: From the south coast to Yorkshire there is a distinct genetic pattern of the Angles - people who came from the southern Danish peninsula - and the Saxons, who came from North West Germany.
:: The populations of Cornwall and Devon are genetically distinct from each other, with a remarkable alignment with the county boundary.
:: There are other genetically distinct clusters on the English-Welsh borders, Pembrokeshire, North Wales, Cumbria, West Yorkshire, Northern Ireland and West Scotland and North East Scotland
:: Orkney is the only place in the UK with a significant genetic heritage from the Vikings, with 25% of the DNA originating from the Norse.


Source:  http://news.sky.com/story/1447832/where-do-we-come-from-britains-dna-map
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Re: So all of us in Great Britain are immigrants

By the same measure isn't most of the worlds population "immigrants"?
That is anyone outside of the African continent.
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Re: So all of us in Great Britain are immigrants

Yeah maybe someone should tell UKIP Grin
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Re: So all of us in Great Britain are immigrants

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By the same measure isn't most of the worlds population "immigrants"?
That is anyone outside of the African continent.

Heated discussions of immigration and emigration has always amused me because of that.
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Re: So all of us in Great Britain are immigrants

It's so bad they're smuggling immigrants out from the UK: see BBC report
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Re: So all of us in Great Britain are immigrants

the only heat that should ever be used when discussing immigration is the numbers, without them being artificially clamped the drain on the country's resources becomes overwhelming, just look at the lack of housing, schools, healthcare for instance, uncontrolled immigration has increased the burden on a well off system to bring it to breaking point
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