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What does the British public really think about immigration? It’s more nuanced than you might think

The government’s post-Brexit immigration policy must take this into account

By Aarti Shankar  

Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

The New Year brings with it new Brexit decisions for the government. Following last month’s breakthrough in negotiations, the focus has been on what point the UK wants its future bilateral relations with the EU to take on the spectrum of Norway to Canada. But the government must also plan seriously for other key policy areas that will be affected by the UK’s withdrawal. Immigration is among the most important of these.

Although undoubtedly a key aspect of the referendum result, the government has…

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