‘There ARE too many immigrants in the UK,’ say 7 in 10 Britons

The Daily Mail [UK]
4th August 2011

Seven in 10 Britons believe there are too many immigrants in the country, an Ipsos Mori poll showed.

Three in four agreed that immigration has placed too much pressure on public services while three in five agreed that it had made it harder for Britons to get jobs.

Just one in four thought immigration had been good for the economy, the survey of 1,000 people showed.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he wants to cut net migration from the current 242,000 to the levels of the 1990s when the number of people coming to the UK was in the ‘tens of thousands, rather than the hundreds of thousands’.

Ashish Prashar, of Ipsos Mori, said: ‘Clearly, people in Britain are concerned how immigration is affecting their employment opportunities; the strain on public services; and impact on a sluggish economy.

‘These concerns are also reflected in many countries around the world.’

The article continues at The Daily Mail.

H/T Five Feet of Fury

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