Migration Watch UK press comment on today's ONS net migration figures

Migration Watch UK press comment on today

February 23, 2017

Commenting, Mr Alp Mehmet, Vice-Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

This is a step in the right direction. Significantly, EU migration overall is virtually unchanged over the year. There is still a net inflow from Eastern Europe, especially from Romania and Bulgaria. These workers are generally in low-paid employment so this is where our proposal for work permits confined to those coming for skilled work would have a very useful effect on EU migration.

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