Real life trumps satire yet again.
"Ministers are set to admit they may have significantly underestimated the number of failed asylum seekers living in Britain, the BBC has learnt.
Last year the National Audit Office estimated that the figure could be as much as 283,000 - but at the time the Home Office insisted that was too high.
But a trawl of files in the Immigration and Nationality department has produced between 400,000 and 450,000 case files. "
Figures, schmigures. What's the odd 50,000 files here or there ?