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Foreigners ‘Rob’ Jobs From British Is The Daily Express’ Front-Page News

by | 19th, August 2010

THE front page of the Daily Express declares: “MIGRANTS ROB YOUNG BRITONS OF JOBS.”

Presumably, the old Britons are just robbed at the cashpoint by these light-fingered foreign scum? These foreigners have not won jobs or secured jobs because they are – and we must presume once more – best qualified to do it. They have stolen them.

Shame of those woman in “Exchange Student Sl**s 2” – a show you can watch on the Daily Express sister organ Red Hot TV. British work for British slappers!

The paper’s Alison Little goes on to cite a “study” that was conducted by MigrationWatch, an organisation on the paper’s speed-dial.

On the MigrationWatch website we learn –

Coinciding with the release of NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) statistics, Migrationwatch have today issued a research paper examining whether youth unemployment and immigration are linked (Briefing Paper 3.11).

The Express says they are. It says migrants are stealing jobs. You want facts? Says MigrationWatch:

As for the story:

The paper finds that the relationship between immigration and youth unemployment is positive and significant in those areas that have experienced the highest rates of immigration.

In the case of those local authorities outside London with the highest proportion of immigrants, the relationship is very strong showing that for every one thousand immigrants into these areas, on average, the number of youth unemployed rises by around 900.


Statistical correlation is not, in itself, proof of causality but a correlation as high as this is, to say the least, highly indicative.

Indicate is not a fact. The story does not take into account what the jobs are, how many people  applied for them and their national make-up, and pretty much another other qualifier you can think of.

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migrationwatch UK, is quoted on the Express’ cover, his words taken from the website:

“People have tiptoed around this issue for far too long. Many factors contribute to youth unemployment but this research suggests that immigration is a significant factor in areas of high immigration. The case for getting immigration down to sensible levels, as the government have promised, gets stronger”

After a story more loaded than Barack Obama at a poker game, the Express then delivers one of its phone polls:

“Should Britons get jobs over migrants.”

Yes! We want out doctors and nurses and teachers to come from Neets and not be a trained medical student from Hungary. It makes sense.

The paper’s are bound by the PCC’s guidance note on reporting on immigration:

Similarly, the Commission – in previous adjudications under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Code – has underlined the danger that inaccurate, misleading or distorted reporting may generate an atmosphere of fear and hostility that is not borne out by the facts.

Such are the facts…

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