Every Ethnic Group in Britain Wants a Cut in Immigration

James Slack, Daily Mail, March 25, 2015

Voters in every ethnic group want the number of migrants coming to Britain to be cut, reveals a report out today.

Overall, the survey found that 79 per cent of respondents thought immigration levels should be reduced with 59 per cent wanting a big drop.

This support for stricter border controls was shared by people from all ethnic groups, according to analysis by campaign group Migration Watch.

Some 60 per cent of Asian respondents wish to see immigration reduced, with 38 per cent wanting it down by a lot.

The same is true of black respondents with 57 per cent thinking it should be curbed and 32 per cent wanting a large cut. For those of mixed origin, 60 per cent wanted a decrease with 30 per cent wanting a big fall.

Of those classed as ‘other’ ethnicities, 56 per cent wanted a drop with 32 per cent believing there should be a large reduction.

For all minority groups combined, most want lower immigration levels while about 30 per cent want them to stay the same.

Only one in ten want it to rise, making it unlikely that policies to curb immigration would deter ethnic minorities from voting for the Conservatives.

The report is a response to the centre-right lobby group Bright Blue, which claims the Tories must abandon their target to limit net migration to attract more black and ethnic minority voters.

Home Secretary Theresa May, who wants a firm pledge to cut migration in the Tory manifesto, recently quit as a member of Bright Blue’s advisory board.

Migration Watch said that while tighter immigration controls do not deter voters from an ethnic minority background, the tone of the debate must be ‘right’.

It said black and ethnic minority voters are more likely to see previous waves of immigration as positive for the UK but are clearly concerned about current levels.

Vice-chairman Alp Mehmet said: ‘The report confirms that the concerns of ethnic minority voters are very similar to everyone else and why wouldn’t they be?

‘The way to appeal to ethnic minority communities is to propose reasonable policies and reducing net migration to the level last seen in the early 1990s is entirely reasonable.’

Kiran Bali, a member of Migration Watch who has founded a series of inter-faith groups, said: ‘The majority of people share similar concerns.

‘They are worried about schools, hospitals, jobs and overcrowding.

‘It is ludicrous to lump diverse communities together in suggesting we all want mass immigration. Reasonable levels are the only way to achieve strengthened community relations.’

The Tories are expected to repeat David Cameron’s promise to cut net migration to the ‘tens of thousands’. It is now almost 300,000.

The report is based on the British Social Attitudes Survey, a long-running poll of 3,000 residents.

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  • MrBiIIGoode .

    Good to see we agree on this.

  • Chip Carver

    The non-whites see their own as hopping on the gravy train, and possibly reducing the amount of freebies provided by Whitey.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Perhaps some are remembering out what they left behind and why…

    • They don’t want to let in their fellow countrymen, because they see them as competitors for the ‘spoils’ that they can get for free from Whites.

  • propagandaoftruth

    But an example of honesty in the cause of enlightened self interest.

  • superlloyd

    Every true Briton wants a cut in African and muslim immigration especially.

  • Reynardine

    No, we cannot stop the flood. Constant immigration constantly is the key to diversity!

    Ok, seriously. Even if they’re “against” it, they’re not going to vote against it. They’re going to vote for whatever they think is most important, which I assume is gibsmedat.

    Until people think immigration is the most important issue facing us today, then all they’re going to do is bitch and whine while voting for the same people who hands hold open the flood gates of immigration.

    Maybe we need a one-issue party again, like in prohibition to get this issue resolved.

    • Jason Lewis

      If they see further immigration causing their welfare state to be destroyed they’ll vote against it.

  • Jason Lewis

    “Voters in every ethnic group want the number of migrants coming to Britain to be cut, reveals a report out today.” I’m sure their leaders response is something like “Want in one hand and _______ in the other”.

  • LeonNJ

    The UK government will stop immigration until 8 in 10 of all babies are named Mohammad.

  • David Ashton

    That’s the question to ask every candidate in every constituency in Britain in the run-up to the “election”.

  • Deacon Blue

    Either the poll is faulty or the people answering the poll are lying perhaps.

  • KenelmDigby

    Yes. Even blacks and Pakistanis living in Britain realise, at some level, that pouring in more and more immigrants into Britain is just not in their own personal self-interest.
    In fact the only people dumb enough to think that mass immigration is a ‘good’ in itself, are a lot of left-wing, dumb, white b*stards.

  • KenelmDigby

    Because we have a stinking pile of pig droppings called the ‘political class’ which runs the country.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      Does that include UKIP?

      • KenelmDigby

        No. UKIP are not even represented in parliament.
        The political class together with their media allies are doing everything possible to destroy UKIP.
        Just follow the UK news in the run-up to the General Election.

  • JackKrak

    The implication in stories like this is that an idea endorsed by minorities has some greater moral force that one without. Something supported by every single white person in Britain is still suspect until a certain amount of blacks and browns join them.

  • More useless talk, I am afraid. Is there an election coming up by any chance?….

    Polls over the last 70 years have consistently shown that a good 75% of Britons want tougher immigration rules, with many of those wanting next to no immigration at all.

    Before elections, both parties vying for governance decide to wheel out a pull and push narrative on immigration, with a promise that change is just around the corner and that ‘this time’ they are really going to do something about it.

    For the last 70 years, people have generally fallen for it. They will probably fall for it again.

    The government, both Conservative and Labour, will not do a damned thing about it – even when the immigrants themselves suggest there is too much of it. Do people really still think we live an an actual democracy?!! Astonishing.

    • Rustler

      You should be thankful that your media is so honest compared to our’s. Here, the newspapers all insist that most people not only do not oppose high levels of immigration, they insist that most Americans want mass amnesty for millions of illegals.

      We Americans are living in a kind of nightmare the British can only imagine. Virtually all politicians here openly support open borders. Only a handful of national politicians are willing to suggest less immigration and they have been completely marginalized. None of the Republican candidates for president favor less immigration.

      This situation you guys are in is much better. Even your center left party claims to want less immigration. That would be a colossal improvement here. That means you guys have won the debate.

      • For the most part, I think you could be describing this country.

        I suppose the degree of ‘honesty’ depends on how we all choose to look at it, and, depending how cynical we may be, how much use the ‘honesty’ we actually get is.

        It is perhaps more infuriating for some that we do get some good critical articles in newspapers such as the Daily Mail and the Daily Express, leading us to hope that something will be done….politicians stating some concern (albeit for their own interests or party interests rather than the national interests), leading us to hope that something will be done about it.

        In some ways we have it worse because we are much smaller and more densly populated, but I am certainly not going to argue that in a whole host of ways America has it worse.

        For example, I think your “two party” state is even more entrenched than the Labour/Conservative regimes we have here – and that yours is therefore much less easy to break.

        Also, when it comes to criminals, ‘hoods’, ghettos, projects and whatever else, I don’t think we are anywhere near on the same level of criminality and violence. We do have gangs and ruthless mafia style crime cartels, but in general terms, they are nothing to what I have seen of some places in the United States.

        I think our media is a little less controlled than yours. Although I think ours is controlled and that “honest” outlets are actually biased and ‘safety valves’, I am under the impression that a certain group of individuals own almost every news outlet in America – and, likewise, have a larger influence over your government, particularly foriegn policy.

        Our politicians may throw us a few bones about ‘talking about immigration’, which may be a vast improvement on yours, but as I explained earlier, they have been saying these things for 70 years and it has only ever got worse, not better.

        People listen to the lullaby and then the politicians and parties just continue to flood the country anyway. UKIP is the only one which may actually do something – albeit very little. Americans are much worse off for not having something similar that is potentially able to challenge the main two parties.

  • Hammerheart

    The self-interest principle at play here. They don’t their own benefits reduced. Brown and black increases, white decreases. Such a terrible future for these poor oppressed minorities.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Non whites probably wanted a reduction of immigrants not like themselves.

  • 5Sardonicus

    Everyone wants a cut in immigration but the cheap labor plutocrats, the ethnic lobbyists, and the political demagogues. Unfortunately, what these privileged elites want they get–“democracy” or no democracy.

  • Northern American-Nationalist

    It is because open-society cosmopolitans encompass the vast amount of the elites of the West.

    The globalist wing wants diversity (both foreign and domestic) to socially engineer our nations into their liberal utopia so as to more easily increase the labor supply to save on lower(-ed) wages and grow on increased consumers.

    The internationalist wing wants diversity (both foreign and domestic) to socially engineer our nations into their socialist utopia so as to more easily redistribute power and other resources to all “people.”

    The remainder may be in it because they like being in control, enjoy playing the (geo-)political game regardless of the consequences, are plain idealists, or are probably just looking out for their own; although, I don’t believe anyone is ever motivated by just one factor for anything, but there is usually a primary motive involved.

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  • Sun

    It’s beautifully ironic but understandable at the same time. Unfortunately they, themselves, are part of the problem. So they must go as well.