Wednesday, 20 May 2009

New immigration stats reveal old tabloid prejudices

The state of the British economy has led the number of workers from Eastern Europe coming to the UK to fall by 50% compared to the first quarter of last year. The number of Eastern Europeans leaving the UK has doubled.

There has been a rise in the number of asylum seekers - although most of these have come from Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.

Guess which of these figures the Mail focuses on (despite having been quite generous to Zimbabwean asylum seekers in the past)?

[There is a new MigrationWatch story around today, regarding a poll on immigration - as you'd expect it looks quite flawed, but more on this later...]

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