Looking at all foreign nationalities more than 545,000 left last year 10% more than in 2012, leaving the total now at just over five million.
138,000 Germans left last year, 23.8% of the total, 12.7% of the French and a good number of Colombians and Ecuadorians.
It’s not only the foreigners leaving; the Spaniards are leaving to find work.
Last year more than 50,000 Spaniards arrived in the U.K., a number beaten only by the Polish. With unemployment at 26% and youth unemployment at around 55% the Spanish exodus is set to continue.
These things go in cycles. As one set of Britons leave another set arrive.