The Brexit camp claim that the UK has lost control of its borders and is being swamped by undesirable immigrants. They say they only way to stem the tide is to leave the EU. Anti-EU newspapers have helped to spread these scares.
So what are the true facts1?
Last year net migration into the UK was 333 000 (0.5% of the UK population). About half of this net migration was from other EU countries and half from the rest of the world.