A million migrants from East Europe now live in Britain: That"s 1.5% of the population of eight EU nations

A million migrants from East Europe now live in Britain: That's 1.5% of the population of eight EU nations One in every 67 citizens of eight former communist nations has moved here Romanians and Bulgarians will get free access to UK jobs market next year Tory MP Philip Hollobone said swathes of countryside will be built over to accommodate new arrivals Government won't estimate number of European immigrants expected to head for UKPlanning minister Nick Boles said immigrants accounted for nearly half of Britain’s new housing needs | UPDATED: 09:46 GMT, 5 December 2012 The number of Eastern Europeans living in Britain is equal to 1.5 per cent of the population of their homelands, MPs were told yesterday. The astonishing revelation effectively means that one in every 67 citizens of eight former communist nations has moved here. Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia and Estonia all joined the EU in 2004 – giving them unrestricted access to the UK’s labour market.