BBC star Chris Packham says Britons should “STOP having children” amid immigration...

BBC star Chris Packham says Britons should “STOP having children” amid immigration surge

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Chris Packham says the UK Government should invest in family planning to prevent the destruction of the natural world.

According to analysis by Mr Packham’s charity Population Matters, the country’s population will shoot up by 10 per cent or 5.5 million between 2015 and 2030.

And that the UK will face a collapse in infrastructure as it buckles under the strain not to mention untold effects on the natural environment.

This destructive competition will continue as long as human numbers are growing

Chris Packham

In an editorial following a new report Mr Packham said: “Our natural world is in competition with the unnatural world we create — and it is losing badly.

“This destructive competition will continue as long as human numbers are growing.

“In the UK we already have the choice of how many children we have.

“If we want them to enjoy the natural world — to have a thriving, supportive natural world they will need to survive — we have to recognise that the more of them we have, the more difficult it will be for them to do that.

The population is set to shoot up but the public can help by not breedingGETTY

The population is set to shoot up but the public can help by not breeding

“We all need breathing room: animals, plants, human beings.

“We shouldn’t have to compete for it, and we don’t have to.”

The charity is also warning about funding cuts to contraceptive services.

Mr Packham does not think there's enough room for big families GETTY

Mr Packham does not think there’s enough room for big families

It says: “UK government funding cuts are leading to a reduction in the quantity and quality of contraceptive services being offered in England.

“The Family Planning Association has now launched a public petition calling on the government to protect those services.

“Contraceptive services are normally financed by local councils but a cut of £200 million in central government funding to councils for public health in 2015/16 has led to a reduction in services available.

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Mr Packham thinks the Government should spent more on contraception

“Further finance cuts are scheduled up until 2021.”

The report also estimates England will face total annual costs of £23.8 billion by 2030 as a result of road and rail congestion caused by surging population.

This would mark a 58.7 per cent increase over the £15bn figure for 2015, costing the economy an extra £8.8 billion annually.

According to the Office of National Statistics, the population of England is projected to increase by 7.5% by mid-2024.

The populations of the other UK countries are also projected to increase, but at a slower rate.

Northern Ireland is projected to increase by 5.3 per cent over the same period, while Scotland and Wales are both projected to increase by 3.1 per cent by mid-2024.