Brexit Britain might not always feel like a supportive place for migrants or supporters of migration. Every day brings new stories of suffering and injustice meted out to migrants by a callous government. Demands for restrictions on migration have disrupted politics for a generation, culminating in the vote to leave a European Union that many voters had come to see as part of the migration problem.
Yet Brexit Britain is also a country where the public is more positive about migration now, after the largest sustained inflow of migrants in the nation’s history, than it was when the change began. A country where public outrage against the unjust treatment of long-settled migrants by the national government has just forced the resignation of a home secretary.