Immigration from new EU states was but a small part of what Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and the rest of the last Labour government achieve with their deliberate policy of increased immigration.
Thanks to Andrew Neather we know that the 'driving political purpose' of this policy was 'to make the UK truly multicultural' - and one subsidiary motivation was 'to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date'.'
Here's how well Labour had succeeded by 2003
Here's another graph running up until 2009
I well remember the treatment Migration Watch's Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, used to get from the BBC especially during the days when his organisation was portrayed as racist for daring to point out the rise in immgration, so I was interested to read his reaction to this change of Labour policy:
“This is a very significant shift of policy and is music to our ears, confirming what we have been saying for ten years. But it is a bit rich coming from a party which, when in government, threw open the doors of Britain to three and a half million foreign immigrants with total contempt for public opinion. The opposition must now say whether they accept that there must be a sharp reduction in immigration and, if so, how they propose to achieve it.”