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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Peter Mandelson tells Emma Barnett…

“I think that Jeremy Corbyn himself should search his conscience and ask himself whether he’s the best person to lead the Labour Party into the general election with the best chance of success for the party.”


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