UK’s dodgy migration figures

Britain’s system to count migrants coming into the country has once again been exposed as farcical, with the present system only counting a random sample arriving between the hours of 6am and 10pm.

The Office for National Statistics reckon this could be leading to an under-counting (well yeah) and are going to start with night time checks as well.

For instance, The Sun expose how at Heathrow there are 16 flights per day arriving between 4.30am and 6am. Under the present system none of those would even be subject to the dodgy random sampling.

The lacklustre system for counting migrants has been exposed before, with 1.2 million more National Insurance numbers being given out than migrants officially recorded in the country.

Let’s face it: the present system represents at best an educated guess. At worse, the record-high migration figures we’ve seen over the past few years are actually a massive under-count.