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Why is high immigration a problem for the government?

An economic dream can be a political nightmare, but why?

By Josh Lowe  

A migrant adjusts her scarf as she tries to access the train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel in Calais © AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Yesterday, net migration soared to its highest-ever level: 330,000 in a year. While driven partly by a small decrease in the number of people leaving the UK, this is largely caused by more people coming to live in this country.…

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