Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Rishi Sunak

‎”Over the summer the majority of arrivals in small boats from France—about 60%—have been Albanian nationals”

Priti Patel, Home Secretary, House of Commons

Facts

According to due diligence agency Fact Check “The statistic that around 60% of people arriving in the UK on small boats this summer were Albanian has been repeated a number of times in the media over the past few weeks.

However, while the Home Office has said the figure is correct for certain days during the summer, it has not confirmed whether it is true over the summer in general, as suggested by Priti Patel when she was still home secretary in early September.”

Verdict

Unsubstantiated – and therefore reckless-  claim by the Home Secretary.

We emailed Priti Patel’s office offering her the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply.   

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