The Independent: "The Government faced charges of incompetence after it admitted that 300,000 more foreigners were working in Britain than it had believed. It was forced to apologise after it dramatically revised the number of overseas nationals taking up jobs in this country since 1997 from 800,000 to 1.1 million."
The Daily Mail: "Ministers were forced to apologise last night after revealing that 300,000 more foreign nationals are working here than previously thought. Labour's claims that 800,000 new jobs in the UK had gone to foreign nationals since 1997, was "incorrect", Peter Hain said. The true figure is 1.1million, an increase of more than a third, the Work and Pensions Secretary admitted. This means that foreign nationals have taken 40.7 per cent of the 2.7million jobs created over the period."
The Sun: "Tories said the development was “profoundly worrying” and accused the Government of losing control over the systems for migrant workers. Liberal Democrats questioned how the public could have any confidence when ministers could not get the “basic facts right”. And Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch, which campaigns against mass immigration, said the rise was equivalent to a city the size of Coventry."