Don’t say ‘illegal immigrants’: Whitehall prefers ‘clandestine entrants’ or ‘irregular migrants’ to avoid ‘connotations’

Orwell knew what he was talking about.

The Home Office risks accusations of political correctness after saying that foreigners sneaking into Britain should not be referred to as illegal immigrants.

The department said those trying to get into Britain unlawfully should be referred to as ‘clandestine entrants’.

The debate about the correct term to use was ignited after John Vine, the independent immigration watchdog, described them as ‘irregular migrants’.

h/t ZD

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