Xenophobia Britannica? Anti-immigrant attitudes in the UK are among the strongest in Europe

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Series Details 21.10.16
Publication Date 21/10/2016
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Tim Vlandas had hoped the EU referendum in the United Kingdom in June 2016 would have been the end of the obsession with immigration. Brexit would allow the UK to ‘take back control’ of its immigration policy, thereby nullifying the need for politicians to talk about it on an almost daily basis. He argues, however, that in fact the reverse is happening. Having decided to leave the EU, the vote is increasingly interpreted as a call to end immigration almost entirely and, furthermore, it is discussed even more often and more negatively than before the referendum.

Source Link http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2016/10/21/xenophobia-britannica-anti-immigrant-attitudes-in-the-uk-are-among-the-strongest-in-europe/
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