AS the saying goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
And so it seems with the sudden deluge of stories appearing in the British press suggesting that a third of expats are rushing to return home.
In the absence of any hard facts to support this claim, it is not clear how the reports came to that conclusion.
But if a straw poll conducted by the Olive Press is anything to go by, the number is a gross exaggeration which doesn’t tell the whole story.
While no one is doubting that the economic situation is extremely bleak for many, it seems the vultures are circling in the hope that Spain will implode.
While statistics can be skewed to support almost any argument, the true story often comes from the man on the ground.