This lead article from the the Telegraph is pure xenophobia and distortion of reality, pandering to Brexit supporters.
The Telegraph reports that official figures show that, in the five years to 2015, just under one million immigrants came to this country from the EU, as they are perfectly entitled to do. But over the same period, the number of National Insurance numbers issued to EU migrants was more than 2.2 million.
Source: The gap between ONS migrant figures and the truth is as wide as the Grand Canyon. We are owed an apology
This is not a new story. John Gelmini has repeatedly made the very same point, in this blog, over the last three years.
The truth is that the vast government bureaucracies, like the ONS and the Home Office, have handled austerity by cutting services. The public have been repeatedly conned. Opportunities for strategic consolidation and enduring cost reduction have been ignored.
It’s widely known that the Home Office systems, counting people in and out, have collapsed.
Again, this article is pure xenophobia, appealing to right-wing voters. It completely ignores the prevailing evidence and risk assessment about the folly of Brexit.
The Telegraph has had repeated cuts and changes to editorial staff and now resembles gutter press. What ever happened to this great newspaper?