The Times reports:

David Cameron will enter the political minefield of immigration today with a call for measures to meet the challenge of rapid population growth.

In his first major speech on immigration and population, the Conservative leader will attack Gordon Brown for failing to tackle the root causes of Britain’s growing demographic problems, ensuring that it will become an issue for the next election.

In a speech to the Policy Exchange think-tank, Mr Cameron will call for a “grown-up conversation” about population growth. Britain’s population is set to rise by nine million over the next 20 years, because of higher life expectancy and higher net immigration, along with a big rise in the formation of new households as more and more people live alone.

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