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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Quote of the Day

John McDonnell tells the Gallery/Lobby lunch what the priest told him to do…

‘He persuaded me to do this. He said you need to soften your image. So do Mumsnet and do this…. I’m trying to soften my image.’


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