Record migration puts British PM under pressure


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“We need to completely rebuild the post-Brexit immigration system, and we need to reform our economy, education system and public services so we are no longer reliant on importing vast numbers of people.” The figure for 2022 was inflated by what the government called “temporary and exceptional factors”: the 114,000 Ukrainians and 52,000 Hong Kongers who arrived in Britain on humanitarian visas. Another big driver was a post-COVID surge not only in foreign students but also their spouses and children. Mr Sunak tried to head off some of the expected furore around the figures by announcing beforehand that foreign students...