THE INDEPENDENT: The case for a second Brexit referendum

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Release date: 3/6/2018

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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.

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TitleThe case for a second Brexit referendum
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date3/06/18
DescriptionAnother 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.
URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/second-brexit-referendum-why-vince-cable-nick-clegg-immigration-a8377786.html
PersonsRobert Ford