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Next influx of migrants will cause
shortage of housing, admits Pickles

Daily Mail [UK], by Macer Hall

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/14/2013 6:15:22 AM

Ministers were under intense pressure last night to disclose the Government’s estimate for how many immigrants will pour into Britain next year from eastern Europe. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles conceded yesterday that a wave of newcomers from Romania and Bulgaria will cause “problems” in the housing supply. He admitted that officials had made a forecast for the numbers likely to arrive when border controls are relaxed with the two nations next January but refused to reveal what it is. His remarks triggered calls from Tory backbenchers for the Government to come clean about the potential size of the population surge

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This new influx is due to another EU diktat. I think Pickles is hedging, probably because he has an idea the current numbers will change downward when Obama´s new influx is announced. Why go to the UK, which is cracking down on immigrants, when you can go to the US with its wide-open arms?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/14/2013 6:27:43 AM     (No. 9115110)

Apologies--that´s not from the Mail, it´s from the Express.

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