Nothing like a good misleading headline on racism to finish the day off. Courtesy of the Evening Standard. Especially when it has a statistic to throw people:
UK Ethnic Population Rises 40%
Well, in fact, that figure is relative. There has been an increase by forty per cent. Not, as the title implies, that UK population is now comprised of 40% people of an ethnic origin.
The figure is in fact one sixth of the British population.
If people get to para 4 they would realise that a fifth of the increase is comprised of 'other white' including New Zeland, Australia and Ireland; whom by far make up a significant majority of immigrants. But The Evening Standard doesn't tell us that.
Doesn't the Daily Mail pay a pound per word for stories like this? Maybe Martin Bentham is moonlighting.
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