Express immigration headline doesn't reflect the survey it's based on

17th Feb 2014

"Public fury ahead of TV debate as 70 per cent of Britons says we MUST ban new migrants"

So says a headline in the Express today. Actually, the survey the article is based on shows 21% think immigration into Britain should be stopped completely. The 70% figure refers to these people as well as the 49% who want immigration to be reduced. This is clarified in the article's eighth paragraph.

The figures come from a YouGov survey commissioned by Channel 5 ahead of a televised debate to be shown tonight.


The story was also covered by the Daily MailMirror, and Daily Star.