How many asylum seekers are really coming to the UK as European migrant crisis continues

Independent: Only four per cent of first-time asylum applications across Europe in the first quarter of this year were lodged in the UK
LIZZIE DEARDENSaturday 08 August 2015

Despite panic about the “swarms” of migrants supposedly trying to reach British shores from Calais, only four per cent of Europe’s asylum seekers are applying to stay in the UK.

Statistics from the European Commission show that 185,000 people applied for asylum for the first time across the EU in the first three months of this year, but only a tiny fraction were in Britain.

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