Not vi­tal sta­tis­tics

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

What a lot of rub­bish that bunch of sta­tis­tics are (13% of town’s res­i­dents were not born in the UK, KE, Septem­ber 3). My fa­ther was Welsh, from Pem­brokeshire, and my mother English, from Glouces­ter­shire. I was born in 1953 in Hong Kong when my par­ents were work­ing for the gov­ern­ment on a two-year con­tract. My brother was born in Bor­neo three years later, when my par­ents were sta­tioned there. My sis­ter was born in Gilling­ham two years be­fore.

Many chil­dren of our armed forces were born and con­tinue to be born abroad.

These sta­tis­tics have been pro­duced just at the time when the mi­grant cri­sis is boiling away to fuel an ar­gu­ment.

Use these sta­tis­tics with care. Mike Stephens Ten­ter­den

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