Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Keir Starmer

“Labour have pledged to open Britain’s borders to 100,000 more migrants. Arriving each and every year”

Conservative Party, X Post

Facts

The Conservative Party posted on X that “Labour have pledged to open Britain’s borders to 100,000 more migrants. Arriving each and 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

Conservative Party using social media to disseminate false information. At the time of writing (22/05/24), the misleading post remains online and has 2.2 million views.

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

We reached out to the CCHQ press office offering them the chance to respond. We received no response.

Published 28 Jun 2024
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