May 12, 2016
European Union (EU) immigration into Britain is nearly 1.5 million higher as previously thought, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has admitted – confirming a suggestion by Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam in August 2015.
The ONS said in 2014 that around 220,000 EU migrants had entered Britain over the previous year, yet separate figures showed 421,000 new National Insurance (NI) numbers had been issued in the same period.
Now the ONS has said in a report that its original figures left out “short-term” EU migrants who had been working in the UK for under 12 months. Had they been included, the real immigration figure would have been nearer over 470,000, more than double what was originally claimed.
The ONS added that this type of migration is growing, meaning that the gap between official migration statistics and National Insurance figures is getting wider.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:22 am