down 5% ? jesus thats really not going to make much difference ?! maybe the figures are naturally less this year in a recession that they were for last year by 5% anyway, ie its a reduction/cap that they dont have any difficulty in achieving because its natural anyway, for f’s sake 5% on just external to EU immigration is bugger all change, thats almost pointless, and when you figure the majority of this overloaded immigration comes from internal EU sources this is pathetic marketing headline style drop in the ocean of a statement, it has no balls whatsoever.
some of the comments are a great deal more interesting than the article itself, with a great deal of sense and sanity shown, mainly indicating that this overall increase in immigration and 5% decrease in external to EU immigration this year, not being enough control and limitation to satisfy the public.