Even the BBC is finding it hard to spin this one; what the website is saying, in an item hidden well down the page under news of Burgess leaving Bath, is "EU expects 3m migrants by 2017"
The news is sneaked out in a Commission Autumn economic forecast - which adds speciously that the increase in migrants is expected to boost GDP in the host nations by up to 0.5%
Of course high levels of migration will always increase national GDP in the short term - but as the UK has found, if the balance is towards unskilled economic migrants who are tax sponges rather than tax contributors, the net result is a decrease in per capita GDP. You won't find the EU commission warning Germans that overall they'll all be poorer in 2017, but that's the truth of it.
Frankly, if there were one document more wounding to the UK 'stay' campaign, it is this. Eastern Europe has also had enough, and attempts by the EU commission to persuade Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Hungary to welcome 3m economic migrants next year is away in the realms of fantasy. It simply won't happen. It's enough to dethrone Merkel and cause chaos in the EU.
And one thing is for sure; they can count the United Kingdom O U T.