Immigration problems hit the EU...
If there ever was an issue that will kill the EU, it's immigration.
More than six million Eastern Europeans have travelled to Britain since since the EU's borders were thrown open to them, new figures have shown.And, the effect of this is:
The figure is ten times higher than official estimates of the numbers of Poles and migrants from neighbouring countries who are thought to have settled here in the past three years.
It suggests the real number of migrants from Eastern Europe who have stayed to live and work in Britain could be much higher than the 600,000 estimate that has been acknowledged by ministers.
Last year alone nearly 2.8 million visitors arrived from the eight countries that joined Europe in 2004, the figures showed.
The Audit Commission, the local government watchdog, said last week that the wave of migration is associated with disruption in housing, tensions on the street, difficulties in refuse collections and libraries, and police alarm over motoring crime.