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By Ed West
2002 - ICM examine polling for the BBC: forty seven in line with cent of white Britons believed immigration had broken British society (a trust shared via 22 in step with cent of black and Asian Britons) and 28 in line with cent believed it had benefited it. 2012 - YouGov polling for the Sunday occasions: eleven in line with cent of individuals think that immigration some time past decade has been 'a great thing for Britain' - sixty seven consistent with cent imagine it has had a unfavourable influence. not just does a transparent majority of the British public now appear to wish immigration all yet stopped, it has develop into highly ambivalent even approximately multiculturalism, post-war immigration and the very concept of 'diversity'. How might this occur? during this ground-breaking research, Ed West investigates who's liable for Britain's present situation and why mass immigration hasn't ever been positioned to the vote. He uncovers mismanagement all through a fifty-year kingdom of denial via the British institution on either the left and the appropriate, and fresh governments expanding immigration for electoral virtue. Ed West compellingly argues that Britain should still stand up to the true impression of immigration opposed to the mounting issues -even at the Left -about its effects. the image of recent Britain he paints is a forceful caution to prevent subscribing to the range phantasm.
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