The Telegraph says that after more than a decade of "virtually unfettered immigration", the U.K. "is desperately overcrowded". In an editorial, the paper claims that "public pressure for more rigorous immigration controls is far less to do with xenophobia or racism (we remain one of the most tolerant countries in Europe) and far more to do with the intolerable pressures imposed on our public services and infrastructure, and therefore on our quality of life." "Official projections indicate that by 2050, we will have the biggest population in Europe." New figures show net migration rose 20 per cent last year.