“Immigration is at its highest level since 2005, according to damning new statistics which are set to take centre stage in the Conservatives‘ battle with the eurosceptic Ukip in the final weeks leading up to the general election.
The figures mean that the Prime Minister and Home Secretary, who pledged to slash net migration to below 100,000 by the election, have officially failed to fulfill that pledge.
There was a net flow of 298,000 long-term migrants to the UK in the year ending September, a “statistically significant increase” from 210,000 in the previous year, the Office for National Statistics said in the final estimate of net migration before the general election on May 7…”
David Cameron: “No ifs. No buts…but can he be trusted?