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Bogus: Theresa May [Image: Jack Taylor via Getty Images].


Why do you think Theresa May has been misleading us about this?

To artificially inflate migration statistics and thereby boost support for Brexit?

To increase racial tensions and the “us and them” mentality that helps the Tory “divide and rule” agenda?

Both? Or something else?

Theresa May faces being hauled before Parliament to publicly apologise for “bogus” statistics that wrongly claimed 100,000 students were overstaying their visas in the UK.

The demands for an apology came as Labour’s Diane Abbott warned that the Government could be defeated in a Commons vote to scrap the inclusion of international students in immigration figures.

Shock new figures released on Thursday showed that just 4,600 non-EU students – 2.6% of the total – were overstaying their visas and living in the UK illegally.

This contrasts with the 100,000 figure constantly used by May, prompting claims that the tiny number of ‘overstayers’ has exposed one of the biggest policy blunders of recent times.

Former civil servants also revealed that it was an open secret in Whitehall that the 100,000 figure had no evidence base but the Home Office refused to drop it.

Read more: Theresa May Told To Apologise To Parliament Over ‘Bogus’ Claims About Overseas Students


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