- Sun May 07, 2017 10:08 am
Just a few points:
a record 650,000 new arrivals poured into Britain in just the last year. If this is so, and "the fact that uncontrolled last year let in 284,000 and controlled let in 289,000. " there seems to be a disparity in the figures.
I suspect no Government in Europe knows how many EU people from other countries are in their country. Certainly no-one counts the passports of EU citizens coming into the UK (or leaving for that matter). They have a better idea of controlled because these have been given permission albeit limited in a large number of cases.
In international and national law, distinctions are made between refugees, asylum seekers, legal and illegal economic migrants, minority citizens, travellers and others. The figures don't recognise these distinctions.
It is also difficult to deport someone who has thrown away their passport!
Finally there have been a number of cases (some would say interferences ) by the EU court of Justice which has frustrated the wishes of the UK and the proposed actions by the Home Office.
Sorry to confuse things with a few facts