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Guessing immigration is a mug’s game

We can't predict how many migrants will come from Romania and Bulgaria

By Rob McNeil  

A UK border sign at Heathrow airport. There is no way of accurately estimating how many Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants will come to the UK next year © Home Office

Before writing this article I decided to look up how the various online slang dictionaries defined the term “a mug’s game.” The first two definitions that popped up on Google were: “a futile or unprofitable endeavor” and “an activity that will not make you happy or successful,” both of which describe efforts to predict the number of Romanian…

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