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The luxury living I saw migrants getting on arrival shows the scale of the scandal

telegraph.co.uk

Over the last few months, I have done my best to highlight the rapidly increasing numbers of illegal immigrants leaving the safety of France to cross the English Channel in inflatable dinghies and small boats in order to settle in the UK. In 2018, it is thought that about 300 people made this journey. In 2019, this number had swelled to approximately 2,000. The trends of 2020 suggest that there will be in the region of 7,500 such arrivals. Every day that brings calm conditions at sea heralds larger and larger numbers of people making this illegal journey. Usually, they are picked up in the English Channel and taken into the Port of Dover to be processed. After this, they are ushered into coa...

Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate child poverty figures | Politics | The Guardian

theguardian.com

Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate and misleading figures that exaggerated the government’s record on poverty, the UK statistics watchdog has confirmed. The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) was responding to a complaint by the End Child Poverty Coalition that the prime minister had three times used official poverty data “selectively, inaccurately and, ultimately, misleadingly”. Speaking at prime ministers’ questions and in an interview with the BBC, Johnson said the number of families or children in poverty had fallen by 400,000 since 2010. The coalition of poverty charities, campaign groups and unions said this number, along with other poverty statistics used by the PM, had no b...

Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate child poverty figures | Boris Johnson | The Guardian

theguardian.com

Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate child poverty figures UK statistics watchdog confirms PM exaggerated Tory record on issue Boris Johnson inaccurately claimed at PMQs that child poverty had fallen then declined to correct the record when challenged by the Labour leader, Keir Starmer. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AP Boris Johnson inaccurately claimed at PMQs that child poverty had fallen then declined to correct the record when challenged by the Labour leader, Keir Starmer. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AP Patrick Butler , Social policy editor, and Kevin Rawlinson Published on Thu 30 Jul 2020 06.00 BST Boris Johnson repeatedly used inaccurate and misleading figures that exaggerated the gove...