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REVEALED: Migrant crisis costs Brits £18bn

IMMIGRATION cost taxpayers £18billion last year, according to a new report.

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SHOCKING: Brits are put out of pocket by a staggering £18bn


MigrationWatch UK claimed foreigners left the Treasury worse off by nearly £50million-a-day.

It revealed men and women who flocked here from Europe alone put a £1.2bn hole in the country’s finances.

The group said its study smashed the myth that mass immigration put more money into Britain.

The report looked at people coming in from Europe and those from other parts of the world.

Migrants from Eastern Europe cost us £2.8bn.

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The findings come after the Office for National Statistics revised up the number of migrants last year from 265,000 to 800,000.

HM Revenue and Customs had said migrants made a net contribution of £2.5bn.

But MigrationWatch UK said the figures were “nonsense”.

Chairman Lord Green said: “It is adding to the rapidly increasing pressures on housing and public services. It also contributes to our population increase of half a million every year – roughly a city the size of Liverpool.”

Meanwhile actress Angelina Jolie told politicians to solve the migration crisis.

She said: “We need to recognise that decades of broken promises are a fundamental part of how we got to today’s situation.”

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/515963/Migrant-crisis-UK-taxpayer-British-Britain-Calais-England-immigration-MigrantWatch

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