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Are the UK Government's employment figures misleading?


Transmitted 21 January 2013. Posted 24 February 2013. Updated 29 May 2022

On 21 January 2013 I took part in a panel discussion on the Islam Channel, on their Politics & Media show. This was the second half of the day's programme, and the first time I have appeared in both halves. The first half was devoted to immigration from Bulgaria and Romania.

The presenter was John Rees and the participants were:

The 24 minute discussion began by looking at how offical government employment figures are calculated, and how the figures deal with people on employment programmes. However the discussion became much more wide ranging and extended into issues such as:

You can watch the programme below. [Unfortunately, since this page was created, the video has changed status and can no longer be watched. I have left the page up in case it becomes available again in future.]


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