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Instead of immigration myths we now have facts. But will we act upon them?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by FrankWolley, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Last week, the most extensive report into migration and British life finally gave us solid detail to counter anecdote and lies

    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...w-have-facts-will-we-act-upon-them?CMP=twt_gu

    It ends:


    In other words, the issue that was so brutally exploited by Leave campaigners during the referendum, the issue at the heart of the greatest political folly of our age, the issue that has bitterly and profoundly divided the nation and been used to induce us to turn our backs on our main training partners and flounce out of the richest trading bloc in the world, was – after all – founded on a fantasy, one generated over decades by rightwing tabloids and brought into vivid focus in 2016 by the algorithms of the Leave campaigners.

    With the evidence now in and the claims that had been plastered over their pages disproved, what has been the reaction of those same newspapers to this vast infusion of official data and analysis? Silence. In time, they will cherrypick from the report and ignore the authors’ injunction not to see things in isolation, because immigration is no longer about evidence, the economy or national wellbeing. For some, it has become a belief system, impervious to evidence.
     
  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Not enough detail to show what it claims. Undoubtedly poorer communities are more significantly impacted by large-scale immigration into their towns & cities. This report speaks to this but did not investigate the facts:

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    EEA migration in the UK: Final report, September 2018.

    This report is a whitewash.
     
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  3. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    "...because immigration is no longer about evidence, the economy or national wellbeing. For some, it has become a belief system, impervious to evidence".
    That is true, Frank. But not, I think, in the way you think it is.
     

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