The Spectator

by peterjukes

The Spectator.

Immigration is said to have changed Britain, but far less so if you exclude London from the picture. Outside the capital, just 8 per cent were born abroad (34 per cent for London, on a par with New York). It is only 5 per cent in Wales and the North East, and these places now feel like different countries. Most of London’s primary school children speak a foreign language at home, and the city’s nurseries have become a kind of United Nations for toddlers.