Rishi Sunak pledges to cut back U.Okay. internet migration because it soars

LONDON — Regardless of the Conservative authorities’s pledge to cut back migration to Britain, internet arrivals are at a report excessive, with the rise pushed by individuals from exterior of the European Union, Ukraine and Hong Kong, in accordance with information launched Thursday.

Some 1.2 million individuals arrived in Britain in 2022, and 557,000 individuals left — placing “internet migration” at 606,000, a report excessive for a full calendar yr. The “numbers are too excessive, it’s so simple as that,” British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak informed ITV after the numbers had been launched. “I need to carry them down.”