UK Immigration Hits Record High AGAIN – 636,000 Entries In 12 Months

uk migration If immigration to Britain continues at the present rate, the country will need to build the equivalent of three cities the size of Birmingham in the next five years to cope
Net migration into the UK has hit a record high of 336,000 in the year up to June 2015, representing a 34 per cent increase in the space of a year. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a total of 636,000 immigrated to the United Kingdom in the year ending June 2015, while the number leaving stayed stable at around 300,000. Of the new arrivals, 45 per cent were not citizens of European Union (EU) countries while 42 per cent were from the EU, marking another sharp increase in EU-based immigration. The net migration figure was a statistically significant increase from 254,000 in the year ending June 2014 and remains the highest net migration on record. This is a result of a statistically significant increase in immigration (from 574,000 in the year ending June 2014) and a decrease in emigration (from 320,000 in the year ending June 2014 (not statistically significant)). Net migration of EU citizens showed a statistically significant increase to 180,000 (up 42,000 from the year ending June 2014). Non-EU net migration also had a statistically significant increase, to 201,000 (up 36,000). The increase in long-term international immigration included a statistically significant increase for EU citizens to 265,000 (up 42,000),
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Top Britain-EU Exit Negotiator: Negotiations Will Miss Cameron’s Targets

It will be hard for officials renegotiating Britain’s EU membership to meet a goal of having a framework ready for discussion at a regional summit next month, a senior EU official involved in the talks said on Wednesday. Prime Minister David Cameron is trying to win concessions from other leaders ahead of a referendum on British membership promised by the end of 2017. With opinion polls showing Britain sharply divided over whether to stay or leave, the outcome of the vote will determine the country’s future role on the global stage as well as shaping the European Union, which has struggled to maintain unity over migration and financial crises. The British government wants at least the bulk of a deal to be ready for European Union leaders to endorse at their next meeting on Dec. 17-18, but officials and diplomats fear there may not even be a narrowing of differences by then. Meeting that target date would be difficult, Jonathan Faull, the EU executive’s point man in negotiations between Britain and its partners, told an Irish parliamentary committee meeting. He noted “the complexity of some of these issues and the relatively recent date on which the Prime Minister sent his
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Alan Grayson Threatens Lawsuit on Citizenship Grounds if Ted Cruz Is the GOP Nominee

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Alan Colmes radio show on Fox News Radio, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the soon-to-be open Florida U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), sounded off on the 2016 field for the Republican presidential nomination. While discussing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-FL), Grayson told Colmes he didn’t view Cruz as a natural-born citizen and would challenge his candidacy with a lawsuit if he were selected by GOP voters to be the party’s presidential nominee. Partial transcript as follow (courtesy Fox News Radio): COLMES: What are some of the other items on your hit list right now in terms of arguing with the other side? GRAYSON: Honestly, it’s the appalling choices that they have among their so-called presidential candidates. COLMES: Apparently Cruz is coming up strong now, and he’s kind of super-ceding Carson in the latest Reuters poll. But that’s not exactly a panacea for what ails us either? GRAYSON: It’s resolved itself into this weird reality show. It’s not “The Biggest Loser” that they’re choosing, it’s “The Biggest Bigot.” COLMES: That’s very interesting, are they all bigots? GRAYSON: Show me one who represents the exception here. In a
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French Amb on Trump Gun Rights Claim: ‘Only in the Movies’ Does Someone Use a Gun to Defend Himself

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud defend a tweet he had posted in response to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump immediately following the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month. Araud described Trump as a “vulture” for a tweet Trump had made earlier in the year following the January attack on Charlie Hebdo. Araud acknowledged he deleted the tweet, explaining it was immediately as his home country was reeling from the attacks, but doubled down on the sentiment he originally conveyed, which was using a gun to defend themselves in such a situation is something “only in the movies.” “Well, actually I received this message just as the moment we were under the shock of the attack,” Araud said. “So I am a fighter and I am a diplomat, so I decided to respond the way you did, but actually I erased the tweet I think 10 minutes later, saying it’s of no use.” “But of course, I am supporting of the substance of it,” he continued. “It doesn’t makes sense. It was a theater, a theater hall. Imagine a theater hall and suddenly people enter with machine guns and are really killing
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Krauthammer: Obama Lacks a ‘Modicum of Urgency,’ ‘Modicum of Commitment’ on Defeating Islamic State

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized the way in which President Barack Obama is handling the war on terror. According to Krauthammer, Obama lacks the will to win the against radical ideologies committed to terrorism, something he has demonstrated since coming into office in 2009. “We just learned today that we would not flatten the oil facilities of ISIS because it would harm the environment,” Krauthammer said. “We’re not asking a lot of the president. We’re simply asking what the French president has, for a modicum of urgency, a modicum of commitment, and it has never been there. And it isn’t there now, and it’s not going to happen between now and the day he leaves office. He came into office determined to abolish the war on terror.” Krauthammer said Obama has failed to recognized what is required end the conflict, which cannot be done with his will alone. “As if like King Cnut, he could order the war to stop unilaterally on his own,” he added. “Wars end when either one side is defeated or the other side stops. The other side is not stopping. Under Obama’s tenure, al Qaeda, which is
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