Politicians in the UK really know how to make immigrants feel right at home and welcome. There have been debates and proposals being bandied about that target immigrants both from the EU and from outside. Most recently this week David Cameron told the BBC that the number of people moving to the UK to work should be reduced. Immigrants take jobs and resources away from nationals.
This follows up on a proposal a few weeks ago to implement a £25k flat tax for non-domiciled residents who earn income from non-UK sources. From what I understand this applies to people that have lived and worked in the UK for over 5 years but claim permanent residency in another country. This allows EU nationals to avoid a significant amount of taxes on finances earned overseas.
I guess America isn't the only country that is trying to crack down on immigrants.