Migration to UK hits record high, 330,000 last year

Italians up 37% to 57,600

(ANSA) - London, August 27 - The latest official figures collected by the British Office for National Statics (ONS) show that migration to Great Britain has never been higher. Three hundred and thirty thousand people moved to the UK last year, 94,000 thousand more than the previous year, 56,000 thousand of them being EU nationals. The number of Italian migrants has reached 57,600, marking a 37% increase with respect to previous statistics.
    Against these numbers, efforts by the government of British Prime Minister David Cameron to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands a year" only, hardly appear realistic. "This data is very disappointing", commented Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire.
   

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