In the midst of an feature about 'the state of the nation', based on a National Statisticians article on society, Metro makes the following claim:
Percentage of UK population classified as white
Um, given that England makes up about 50 million of the UK's 60 million-ish population, this just doesn't add up.
If 90% of the UK's 60 million population is white, that's 54 million of them who are white and 6 million not. Even if every one of those non-white folk lives in England (which isn't the case), that still gives England a white population of 44 million, or just over 80%.
So either the figure of 90% is wrong, or the figure of 65% is wrong. Or possibly both. When I spot something like this in a feature, it immediately makes me mistrust the entire thing and I usually just stop reading.
Just a thought: any chance that figure of 65% was supposed to refer to London?