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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Gordon Brown deliberately lies again on Immigration


Prime Minister Gordon Brown has “unacceptably fiddled” immigration figures in a speech on the topic, according to think tank Migrationwatch UK.
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In a podcast on Friday 26 March, Mr Brown said: “Some people talk as if net inward migration is rising. In fact, it is falling, down from 237,000 in 2007, to 163,000 in 2008, to provisional figures of 147,000 last year.”
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According to an analysis by Migrationwatch UK’s chairman, Sir Andrew Green, “the clear intention was to produce a series of figures which looked like a decline even if they were not of the same kind.
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“In fact immigration in 2009 could well be higher than in 2008 although nobody, including the Prime Minster, can yet know.
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“This amounts to fiddling the figures for presentational purposes and is completely unacceptable, especially on such a sensitive subject,” Sir Andrew said.
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An earlier report by the same think tank condemned the Liberal Democrats’ immigration policy which it said was “no better than the Government’s open door immigration policy that has seen the biggest wave of immigration in our history.”
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“As an immigration policy, [Lib Dem ideas] would be disastrous,” said MigrationwatchUK. “It would simply store up trouble for the future as our island became ever more crowded. “
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