Both camps of British Society engaged in the Religious War (on Terror) are receiving steady amounts of reinforcements. More than 1,500 immigrants arrived in Britain every day last year, official data showed today. The Office for National Statistics said that 565,000 people came to live here for at least a year during the course of 2005. Meanwhile, 1,000 people a day left the UK to live abroad - an estimated 380,000 - half of whom were British citizens. It means that the country's net population rose by 500 a day, or 185,000 during the 12 months. The largest group of migrants were people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, who accounted for two-thirds of net "in-migration". However, the largest single nationality coming to Britain was Poles. The number of people arriving for at least a year from the eight former Soviet bloc countries which joined the EU in May 2004 - including Poland - increased by 50% to 80,000 last year, it said. Of the 198,000 Britons who left for a new life overseas, the top destination was Australia, where a fifth were heading, followed by Spain and France. The number of asylum seekers fell still further from its 2000 peak of 81,000 to just 11,000. In the year, 68,000 people from the "old Commonwealth" - Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa - came here intending to stay for at least a year, while another 121,000 came from other Commonwealth countries. In full http://www.guardian.co.uk/immigration/story/0,,1937596,00.html Catholics, Hindus, Orthadox Christians and Buddists (all very welcome in my street) aside I am surprised that members of a certain religion still regards the UK as a worthwhile place to migrate to.