1-in-5 migrants heads to Britain: 566,000 end up in UK in just a YEAR
THE scale of immigration to Britain was exposed last night after it
was revealed one-in-five people moving to and around the EU comes here.
Figures released by the European Commission showed that 566,000 migrants arrived in Britain in 2011 alone, the latest available statistic.
It is the highest number in Europe and represents almost 20 per cent of migration from outside and inside the European Union.
Britain is still most popular for those travelling from beyond Europe. And the UK is second only to Germany for migration within the EU. The shocking league table from Eurostat, the statistical arm of the European Commission, will increase calls for Britain to regain full control of its borders by leaving the EU – a crusade led by the Daily Express.