Stopping immigration would mean British women would have to have “a lot of children very quickly” to keep the economy afloat, according to a Labour MP.
Stella Creasy, the Labour & Co-operative MP for Walthamstow, said that Britain either needs immigration or a massive baby boom in order to support the growing number of pensioners, or else “our ability to sustain our economy” will collapse. She added that this would leave the NHS in crisis.
In an interview with Progress magazine, Ms Creasy said: “There are now more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 16 in Britain, so unless women like me have a lot of children very quickly, our ability to sustain our economy, to sustain our public services [will come under threat].”
Going on to link this to the NHS, she said: “It’s not just that these guys want to charge you to use the NHS, it’s that their policies will actually mean the NHS will not exist by [Britain] not being able to have an economy than can support it.”
She said that this made UKIP leader Nigel Farage “deeply unpatriotic” as his party has campaigned for an end to mass immigration. UKIP are “basically talking about managing the decline of Britain” she said.
Ryan Bourne of the Institute of Economic Affairs told Breitbart London: “Projections do suggest that healthcare expenditure will spiral given the demographics of our population if steps are not taken to improve the sector’s productivity and/or introduce pre-funding of healthcare. Failure to do so will simply lead to an ever-increasing tax bill for a relatively smaller working population.
“Stella Creasey’s comments fail to acknowledge that the only sustainable way to obtain long-term affordable healthcare is to employ the principles of competition, choice and personal responsibility to reform of the NHS, creating the conditions for the sorts of innovation which could really reduce healthcare costs.”