Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Omission, omission, omission III...


Once again the BBC have been caught not quite telling you everything: in the same way they won't tell you why UK credit rating is downgraded (not cutting enough/borrowing too much) or about EU budget fraud may being more than 4 BILLION quid [Craig & Sue] they now proclaim there is "No indication of huge Romanian-Bulgarian influx" [Link]. Guido highlights what the tiny percentages really could mean. What 'just' 4.2% of Bulgarians and 1% of Romanians making definite plans to come to Britain in 2013 or 2014 translates to is 0.4 of a million new immigrants. Remember how we were told in 2004 the "UK Home Office expects between 5,000 and 13,000 migrants per year from new member states." hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....New Labour willfully misinterpreting the 2003 report [pdf]

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said this week: "Numbers suggested on the scale by this [BBC] survey would make it impossible for the Government to sustain their target of tens of thousands, assuming they reach it by the end of the parliament."

4 comments:

Paul said...

My favourite comment about the forthcoming Romanian/Bulgarian influx was when somebody pointed out that the first number that had been suggested as coming over would leave both countries with a negative population - it was because of some poor punctuation in an article.

Croatia is first up and whilst I don't think the numbers will be great Croatia's leading export is organised crime which is not a good thing at all.

On the subject of the economy it's interesting to see some murmurs of discontent over whether or not cutting the debt is really such a big thing after all.

Span Ows said...

Yes, hahah, I think that was on the UKIP posters or something (but also willfully misinterpreted for fun/spite/gain/mischief.

Re debt, could be, when you look at the 1940s 1950s it was 2 or 3 times more than now (GDP relative) but then there was massive growth in all industries and the numbers weren't so scary.

Paul said...

Spot on re the debt. I was out and about this morning and couldn't help thinking we should forget about the debt and concentrate on the deficit - which is what should happen as the latter will lead to an improvement in the former. A client was saying that if you were watching the TV yesterday before 9:30 you would have got the impression that people would have been happy with a triple dip.

Changing country for a sec. Watching Bloomberg last night they were discussing how the US market was affected by rumours about the Boston bombing and how share sales were triggered which almost caused panic - all because of a rumour. Scary stuff.

Span Ows said...

yes, I am loathe to say it but BBC leading the news again, I know they weren't alone but it was on every bulletin and news programme. Take about 'talking down the economy'...

I don't think it would take much to induce panic in the US...not much more here.