Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The BBC hiding the truth about immigration

BBC News Graphics (@BBCNewsGraphics) tweeted at 3:37 PM on Wed, Apr 02, 2014:
Polish up on your immigration facts ahead of tonight's #EuropeDebate?

Here's the graph that the BBC used to illustrate the article...

So why would the BBC start this graph in 2003?

Let's have a look at some alternative graphs with longer time periods.

First the ONS 1964-2012, can you spot when the massive increase in immigration started?

Oh yes, just after Labour's 1997 general election victory.

Second here's Migration Watch's chart of net migration (immigration less emigration) from 1975, again can you spot when the massive increase started?

Finally here's a graph to show you from where immigration increased and when post 1991...

The data is readily available, the BBC just choose to obscure the facts to protect the Labour party and the pro-immigration narrative.

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