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700 are arriving every day from Eastern EuropeThat's not even the good part...
The number of Eastern Europeans flooding into Britain has soared to 700 a day.
Official figures show there are 579,000 Poles and other residents of the former Soviet Bloc registered to work here.
The total does not include the self-employed, children or partners of the migrants, who do not appear in the Government figures.
The true number is likely to stand at 800,000 - or one in every 75 people living in the UK.
It is the equivalent of a city the size of Leeds, the third biggest in the UK.
The migrants - as well as placing enormous pressure on schools and hospitals - are receiving up to £75million in benefits.
According to a Home Office report, 70,000 are receiving handouts such as tax credits, child benefit or council housing. It is a leap of 15,000 claimants in three months, or almost 30 per cent.
Most worrying for the Government is that the influx, which began with the controversial expansion of the EU eastwards in May 2004, shows no sign of slowing.
During the last three months of 2006, there were a staggering 63,000 new applications to join the worker registration scheme.
Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said: "These statistics betray John Reid's utter failure to get a grip on the chaos in the immigration system.Government estimates, is there anything they can't do?
"The Government assured us that no more than 13,000 immigrants per year would arrive from A8 countries (those that joined the EU in 2004). This figure completely blows that estimate out of the water. "Immigration can be of real benefit to the country but only if it is properly controlled, taking into account its impact on the economy, public services and social cohesion. This is demonstrably not the case."
The benefit payouts will be an embarrassment to the Government, which claimed they would be kept to a minimum.
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