Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain's rising level of migration was "disappointing" but did not enhance the case for Brexit.
Net migration to the UK rose to 333,000 last year - the second highest level on record - the Office for National Statistics announced on Thursday.
ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship tweeted:
Cameron on migration: the figures yesterday are disappointing. It comes at a time when there is a record number of jobs
Other economies are beginning to grow say Cameron. We are part of single market so Brits can work in EU and EU workers can come here
Cameron: the way to control migration is not to wreck our economy - like #LEAVE campaigners want to ...
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