If you watched last night’s programme on BBC 2 about EU immigration to the UK, you may remember the woman at the start who lived and worked in Clacton-on-Sea. She blamed the lack of availability of housing in the area on EU immigrants. Clacton is part of the Tendring council area. The percentage of EU migrants in the UK is 3.7%. In Essex – the county including Clacton – it is 2.2%. In Tendring? Just 1.6%… I’ll leave you to come up with a reason why she blamed foreigners. Once you’ve finished reflecting upon that, consider the fact that there are 1 million immigrants in the EU which rarely get a mention; those British people who choose to live in one of the other EU countries.
The following infographic has been produced by the UNITE trade union. It’s worth a read: