I couldn't let Mrs M Judd's "statistics" go unchallenged. Here are the facts (as verified by the UN High Commission for Refugees and the Commission for Racial Equality): 100,000 more people stay in Britain than leave each year.

Over the past 20 years, Britain has experienced a net inflow of 1.2 million people.

One penny more in every pound would be paid by the average UK taxpayer without the contribution of foreigners to the economy.

Two per cent of the world's refugees are accepted by Britain; 220,000 refugees and asylum-seekers have gravitated to London.

Seventy per cent of catering workers and 13 per cent of teachers and researchers in universities are are foreign. So are one in three doctors and one in ten nurses.

-A R Wilkinson, Carlisle Road, Hove