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    Posted by Johnbee (U542312) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    I noticed last night that they discussed immigration last, and at the extreme end of the programme the chairman turned to the right winger from the Spectator magazine and he was allowed to say that during the next 5 years, the immigration from each country of Bulgaria and Romania would be equal to the whole county of Lancashire each year.

    The population of the UK increased by about 6 million over the last ten years. The population of Lancashire is 1.4 million. So he said that our immigration from those two countries would be almost 3 million people per year for 5 years, 15 million.

    The second he finished speaking, the chairman ended the programme and the audience was left with that nonsense in their heads unchalleneged.

    This definitely looked like a put up job between the right winger, the chairman and the producer of the show, to peddle blatant untruths about immigration. This was right wing lies that the BNP would be ashamed of, and as I say, looked staged.

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    Unfortunately your right-wing conspiracy theory is spoiled by the fact that James Delingpole said "Lancaster" not "Lancashire!" smiley - laugh

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    Posted by Johnbee (U542312) on Saturday, 2nd February 2013

    Yes, on Iplayer I can hear that he said 'Lancaster'. I was wrong, and should have checked before posting. Apologies to all concerned.

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    Posted by Lee (U1149673) on Saturday, 2nd February 2013

    This shows how easy it is to create a conspiracy theory, incriminating a number of people, based on a simple misheard word. I'm glad you came back to acknowledge your mistake, Johnbee.

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