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Immigration: familiarity breeds content

Voters are angry about the general phenomenon of immigration, but the more they come to know immigrants, the more they like them

By Peter Kellner  

Each wave of immigration to Britain brings concerns, but over time natives grow to appreciate them. © Al Cane

Whoever leads Labour into next year’s election, the party must grapple with the vexed issue of immigration. And whether David Cameron wants to or not—he doesn’t—he must also address the subject, as he tries to fend off the challenge from Ukip. Fresh YouGov research for Sky News does not offer simple solutions; but…

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