17 September 2018 - 40% Think Multiculturalism Undermines British Culture
Four in 10 think British culture is undermined by multiculturalism
Robert Booth (The Guardian, 17/09/2018)
A large minority of people in the UK believe multiculturalism has undermined British culture and that migrants do not properly integrate, according to some of the broadest research into the population’s attitudes to immigration.
The study, conducted over the last two years, also reflects widespread frustration at the government’s handling of immigration, with only 15% of respondents feeling ministers have managed it competently and fairly.
On balance, the UK population appears to be slightly more positive than negative about the impact of immigration; however, 40% of respondents agreed that having a wide variety of backgrounds has undermined British culture.
Only one in six Brits TRUST the Government to tackle migration, damning report reveals
Lynn Davidson (The Sun, 17/09/2018)
The largest ever public consultation on immigration, coordinated by think tank British Future and anti-prejudice campaigners HOPE not hate, spoke to nearly 20,000 people across the UK, in face-to-face meetings and surveys.
The gargantuan poll also found a third believe the UK should not offer a preferential immigration deal to the EU - even if businesses were to lose out.
It comes ahead of the second Migration Advisory Committee report on EU migration and its effect on the economy - to be published Tuesday.
Politicians not trusted to tell truth on immigration
Henry Zeffman (The Times, 17/09/2018)
Only 15 per cent of Britons think that the government has managed immigration competently and fairly, research has found.
A consultation of almost 20,000 people found that 17 per cent trusted the government to tell the truth about immigration and 13 per cent trusted MPs to tell the truth.
The researchers also found a striking contrast between polarised debates online and balanced views expressed by the majority of people they spoke to.
Majority of Scots want Holyrood to control immigration
Martin Williams (The Herald, 17/09/2018)
Shocking levels of mistrust in Westminster's handling of immigration has meant that nearly two in three want Scotland to take control of its own affairs, a new study reveals.
A poll shows that 64% of Scots back immigration devolution for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland giving them powers to decide how many visas are issued for people who want to work there.
A new report says just one in ten Scots think that the UK government has managed immigration competently and fairly and the authors say urgent action is need to restore public trust. Across the UK they are slightly more supportive with only 15% backing Britain's handling of immigration.