Nothing is more amusing to tiger-like interviewers such as Jeremy Paxman than a bumbling politician who can’t answer a question on immigration.
But Joe Normal wandering the streets of Britain may not do much better.
According to new research by the Red Cross, only 5pc of those surveyed could accurately estimate the number of people seeking asylum in the UK every year (between 20,000 and 30,000 if you’re interested!!)
Local and regional figures could be available for people in your area either seeking asylum or taking up new work legally.
Once armed with your stats, hit the streets to see how clued up your locals are.