You are absolutely correct, when you say it is relative. 58 million UK population versus 400,000 here, the scale is very different, but the impact is high for both countries, the EU says higher for Malta.
I am sure that UK citizens are just as concerned with the situation in the UK as Maltese are with the situation here.
Yes, I did see Sangatte and I have seen the woods – have you seen a boatload of 50+ Africans being towed into Malta?
50 may not seem many to a big country, but the impact on our economy is significant.
This is not a competition, I just wanted to make the point that Malta is challenged too, if you ask the Spanish about the problems with the south of Spain and the Canary Islands, they will be quick to state the impact is high, too.