Comment on immigration statistics for year ending June 2018

November 28, 2018

Commenting, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

The net inflow from the EU is still roughly the size of the British Army despite cries of alarm from industry over Brexit. Meanwhile, non-EU net migration at 248,000 is astonishing. It is the highest for 14 years and the result of the Government's failure to take effective action to reduce it over recent years.

Note to editors:

1. The ONS says non-EU net migration 'was the highest since 2004, with 248,000 more non-EU citizens arriving than leaving the UK'.

2. EU net migration was 74,000.

3. Overall net migration during the year to June 2018 was estimated at 273,000, compared to 226,000 in the year ending June 2017.

4. To see the full ONS statistics, click here.

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