Balls Loses Count

Yesterday Ed Balls demonstrated that he is neither on top of his brief nor good with numbers, telling the BBC that “the problem is 80% of our migration comes from the EU states, they’re not affected at all by the cap which was announced today by Theresa May”. Eh? The figure is wildy wrong – according to the Office of National Statistics of the 528,000 migrants last year 292,000 were non-European – that is 55% of the total. So only out by 100,000 or so migrants…

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Former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King…

“There are arguments for remaining in the EU and there are arguments for leaving the EU. But there is no case whatever for giving up the benefits of remaining without obtaining the benefits of leaving.”


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