14. Februar 2009

Hate Crime in UK: ONS Publishes Hate Stats That Might Be Misconstrued as Hate Facts

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The Times: Statistics chief Karen Dunnell inflames row over foreign workers – ONS highlights figures on jobs for immigrants for the first time

The UK’s official statistician weighed into the debate about foreign workers yesterday by highlighting the growing numbers of immigrants getting jobs while the British workforce declines.

On the day that figures showed the number of people unemployed at a 12-year high, the Office for National Statistics chose to reveal that the number of foreign workers increased by 175,000 to 2.4 million last year while the number of British workers fell by 234,000 to 27 million.


Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said that he would raise concerns about the release of the figures with the Prime Minister today. “The danger is that such information could be misconstrued or misused by those who do not support the view that Britain should be a diverse and multicultural society,” he said.



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