British immigration highest since the record levels of 2005

When the smooth talking, left-leaning “Conservative” Party Leader and Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would substantially reduce immigration into Britain, I didn’t take it serously and didn’t bother posting anything about it.

Now we hear this, from the Telegraph:

Immigration flows have hit their highest level for six years in a major blow for the Coalition pledge to cut numbers. Net migration in to the UK soared by almost half last year and is now close to the record levels of 2005. It is the fifth quarter in a row that net immigration has risen signalling a worrying upward trend. And two of the main drivers were a slump in emigration and a sharp rise in Eastern Europeans coming to the UK for work—two areas that will not be affected by the Government’s annual cap or other immigration measures.

And this, from the Mail:

Immigration is ‘out of control’, admits minister: Rising numbers dash Tory hopes of cuts Net migration increased at the fastest rate since Labour opened Britain’s doors to workers from the Eastern European states that joined the EU seven years ago.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 27, 2011 07:09 AM | Send

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