Friday, 20 May 2016

More than 2.2m EU immigrants now live in the UK

Official figures have put the number of EU immigrants living in the UK at 2.2m.

With the ONS deliberately under-reporting the level of immigration in other reports the true number is likely to be much higher.

Meanwhile, there are 1.7m unemployed people living in the UK and an extra 474k people came to live here last year, most of which will be chasing the same jobs as the 1.7m unemployed people already living here.

Uncontrolled immigration is bad for the economy, it drives down wages, drives up unemployment and hits every one of us in the pocket when our taxes go up to pay the benefits bill.