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Can we really cope with over 250,000 immigrants a year?

Here’s a picture of an average day at something that’s misleadingly called “UK Border Control”:

But how can our leaders use the words “Border Control” when well over 250,000 people a year come to live in Britain?

Since 1997, over 4 million people have come to Britain legally and maybe 1 to 2 million illegally. That’s 5,000 legal immigrants a week. That’s equivalent to a town like Hull (256,000), Wolverhampton (250,000), Derby (249,000) or Milton Keynes (248,000) every year. England is now more densely populated than China, India or Japan.

From January 2014, another flood of immigration will come from both Romania and Bulgaria and from Romanians and Bulgarians in countries like Italy and Spain which are in recession. Our leaders refuse to tell us how many will come here for fear of a new surge in support for UKIP. Migration Watch UK has suggested that about 50,000 Romanians and Bulgarians will come here. But the figure could be much higher. In the 7 years Romania and Bulgaria have been in the EU, 997,000 Romanians and over 70,000 Bulgarians have moved to Italy. That’s 152,000 a year. Similarly about 920,000 Romanians and 170,000 Bulgarians have moved to Spain. That’s 156,000 a year. Rather more than the Migration Watch UK figures.

Britain has many more jobs and much more generous benefits than Italy or Spain. So, it’s virtually certain that at least 150,000 will move here every year, in addition to the couple of hundred thousand from other EU countries and other parts of the world. This is not some wild exaggeration. It’s simply based on what has already happened in other European countries.

Oh, and here’s a picture of a swan:

And here’s a picture of a manhole cover:

Enjoy looking at them. Because once the new arrivals realise that barbecued swan is delicious and that manhole covers can fetch a good price at their local scrap metal dealers, we won’t be seeing too many swans or manhole covers.

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