The U.K. Office for National Statistics said it failed to realize that migrants from the European Union were arriving on discount airlines at smaller airports, leading it to underestimate net migration by 356,000 between 2001 and 2010.
The opposition Labour Party called for greater limits on benefit payments to European migrants to Britain to make the system “fairer,” as it sought to capitalize on anti-immigration sentiment among voters.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron starts a visit to the U.S. overshadowed by his Tory lawmakers planning a rebellion over Britain’s membership in the European Union and a call from a Cabinet minister to exit the bloc.
The head of the U.K. Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee, which is examining G4S Plc’s failure to provide enough security staff for the London Olympics, questioned the home secretary’s account of the affair.
Prime Minister David Cameron won a vote to legalize gay marriage in England and Wales, aiming to fall into line with countries such as Spain and South Africa yet splitting his Tory party in the process.
Britain’s Education Secretary Michael Gove, a key ally of Prime Minister David Cameron, became the latest Tory to urge the country to consider leaving the European Union, saying the U.K. would benefit from an exit.