"We cut immigration from outside the European Union — that is down by 13%."—David Cameron, 26 March 2015
During his Jeremy Paxman interview, the Prime Minister stated that the government cut non-EU immigration by 13%.
But the claim could be misunderstood: the best estimate of how much non-EU immigration has fallen since the government took office is 6%, and that's well within the margin of error. 13% is the fall from a peak in 2011.
Immigration from outside the EU increased early on under the Coalition, and then fell, mainly driven by a fall in student immigration.
According to the latest data, for the year ending September 2014, immigration is now on the rise from both within and outside the EU. We won't have an idea of the government's complete record until later on this year—after the election.
With Brexit fast approaching, reliable information is crucial.
If you’re here, you probably care about honesty. You’d like to see our politicians get their facts straight, back up what they say with evidence, and correct their mistakes. You know that reliable information matters.
There isn’t long to go until our scheduled departure from the EU and the House of Commons is divided. We need someone exactly like you to help us call out those who mislead the public—whatever their office, party, or stance on Brexit.
Will you take a stand for honesty in politics?