Discouragingly, the dishonesty of the media continues.  The Guardian just published a piece saying that 1 in 20 Britons don’t believe that the Holocaust happened.  The usual sighing and moral handwringing about public education ensues, with a curious gap in the reporting and commenting.  A link to the poll itself isn’t provided, but that’s not it.  It’s that no one mentions who counts as a “Briton”.  People residing in Britain, regardless of citizenship or legal status?  That includes a lot of people who are, for example, Muslims.

According to the UK Office of National Statistics, of the 9.4 million in the UK who were not born there, about 5.7 million people were born in non-EU countries.


5.7 million is about 8.7% of the population of the UK. Even if only one third of them don’t believe that the Holocaust took place, that’d still be a big chunk of the 5% (1/20 = .05) that the poll says don’t believe it.

Thus are hobgoblins manufactured.