Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Keir Starmer

“[Keir Starmer’s] latest idea will mean over 100,000 more illegal migrants forced on [the UK] every year”

Richard Holden, Transport Under Secretary, X Post

Facts

Transport Under Secretary Richard Holden posted on X “[Keir Starmer’s] latest idea will mean over 100,000 more illegal migrants forced on [the UK] every year”

As Full Fact notes: “This is misleading. The 100,000 figure is a Conservative party estimate which is not reliable, because it makes several assumptions and appears to misinterpret a recent EU agreement on relocating asylum seekers. We don’t know how many migrants the UK might take under a future returns deal with the EU – Labour has not said what such a deal would involve, or how many migrants it would accept.”

Verdict

Similar misleading statements have been made by numerous conservative MPs and the Prime Minister, see all similar posts here.

We emailed Richard Holden’s office offering him the chance to respond. We received no response.

Published 28 Jun 2024
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