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The UK’s Neverending Migration Problem

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Editor’s Remarks
The news comes as a mixed blessing to Theresa May’s government – the net migration figure for the UK for the year ended 30 June 2016 stood at 335,000, with approximately 650,000 immigrants having arrived in Britain during the period. With immigration having been one of the key concerns for voters during the Brexit referendum, the record levels reinforce May’s position as she pushing forward with ‘Brexit means Brexit’, against considerable headwinds and controversies in the Supreme Court, in Parliament, and on the Sunday talk shows. But with independent studies suggesting that a hard Brexit could result in a net migration decline of not more than 150,000, current levels mean May will struggle to reach her stated goal of ensuring net migration is in the ‘tens of thousands’. So, the question becomes – what will it take for the UK to ‘take back control’ of its borders and silence immigration critics?

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