Another thing that was not realised in June 2016 is that British people are gradually becoming more relaxed about immigration. Rob Ford, a professor at the University of Manchester, argues that “the public have become more positive about immigration. Far fewer see it as a major political priority and more see it as positive for Britain’s economy and culture. What is more, this shift is seen across the board – it isn’t a case of liberal ‘Remainers’ rallying behind migrants, while migrant-sceptic ‘Leavers’ dig in their heels. The positive shift in attitudes seems to be occurring across the political and social spectrum.” A recent Times/YouGov tracking poll, for instance, found that immigration was no longer among the most important issues troubling the nation, but was now ranked third.