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Immigration Statistics [Aug. 25th, 2017|11:03 am]
Tony Grist
It seems the government has been counting foreign students in but not counting them out again- and immigration figures have been inflated as a result. They've been claiming that nearly 100,000 stay on illegally each year when the true figure is under 5,000.

And of course these false figures have been used to ramp up a xenophobic, brexity mindset.

One could put this down to incompetence or cynicism or a combination of both- but however you parse it, it ain't pretty. Kudos to those- in parliament and out- who have agitated to have the true figures acknowledged; no kudos at all to those- including Theresa May- who thought the false figures acceptable.

[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2017-08-25 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yep, that would be so. (That's why I don't like forged statistics in general, 'cause, no matter what side does it towards its personal propaganda, I see both doesn't bring any gain, but brutal honesty does. It's about progressing and dealing with reality, not about who's got the best ideology - and in the end, all ideologies don't bake me a loaf of bread to eat. Ideas alone are castles in the sky.)
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