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Immigration: Does Anyone Know the True Position?


During the immigration exchanges various figures have been bandied about, but with politics, it is strong on rhetoric, but weak on facts and data tends to be out of date.

Eurostat, the EU’s information service, recorded that, as of autumn 2008, there were 287,600 UK nationals working in other EU countries. At the same time, there were 1,020,000 EU citizens working in Britain, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The EU figure was presented to Phil Woolas, the Immigration Minister, by Nigel Farage, of Ukip, during BBC’s Daily Politics debate.

This illustrates the inaccuracy of Labour’s “balanced” argument that the UK position is balanced with as many people working in the EU as there are working in the UK. This has now been stretched to “living and working” to try and fit the facts.

No wonder the average voter is confused on this issue and unable to make an informed decision. Ignorance leads to xenophobia.The British public deserve the truth.

 

Author: Chris Slay

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