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A green and pleasant land, with fewer immigrants

By Peter Kellner   June 2012

Above: Britain’s favourite Britons. The Queen comes in second place, while politicians make up the bottom of the table

The typical Briton loves our countryside, National Health Service and David Attenborough, but thinks immigrants, welfare scroungers and yobs are letting Britain down.

Overall, YouGov’s latest survey for Prospect suggests that we are preparing for the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations in a nervous, small-c conservative mood. Unlike much of the rest of Europe, our progress has been uninterrupted by revolution, invasion or occupation for…

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