> Irony aside, my meaning was more pertinent to mass migration and the
figure of 600,000 in just a few years probably knocks the spots off most
previous european migrations. <
600,000 is about 1% of the population (give or take a few thousand).
Anyone have a current estimate of the population of Britain when the Roman
Army arrived - 4 legions plus auxilia must be about 40,000, about 1% if the
population was around the 4,000,000 mark (and that 1% was all military with
military takeover as its goal). I assume that the various other waves of
immigrants at various times in our past (take your pick from Heugenots, E
European Jews, Italians, Poles etc) were a similarly small proportion of the
population and soon were more or less absorbed into the general population.
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