Monday, 16 July 2018
Record number of EU citizens leave UK - yes that's the headline the BBC choose
The BBC's pro immigration outlook is front and centre in this report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44846002
'The number of EU citizens who emigrated from the UK last year is the highest on record, the Office for National Statistics has said.
A total of 139,000 left the country in 2017. The only other year when the EU emigration figures came close was in 2008, when the figure was 134,000.'
Yes emigration is the issue that people worry about.
' Net long-term migration to the UK from the EU was 101,000 last year, the lowest estimate in five years.'
Just 101,000? Remind me what these levels were pre the last Labour government's decision to open the floodgates to immigrants in 1997.
'Net migration - the difference between the number of people coming to live in the UK for at least 12 months and those emigrating - from countries outside the EU has risen to 227,000, the highest level since September 2011.'
Immigration from outside of the EU hits a seven year record but that's not the headline figure?