from ALL of Britain's ethnic groups want to see a reduction in the
number of migrants coming to the UK.
three-quarters of people (79 per cent) believe that migration levels
should be curbed - with people from every ethnic group supporting
stricter controls, a report by campaign group Migration Watch found.
In a poll,
60 per cent of Asian respondents wanted to see immigration levels
cut while 57 per cent of black respondents also wanted to see the
number of foreign migrants reduced.
classified as mixed ethnic origin, 60 per cent wished to see less
immigration into Britain. And more than half of 'other' ethnicities
- 56 per cent - wanted to see a reduction in migration into the
on the findings, vice chairman of Migration Watch, said: “The
report confirms that the concerns of ethnic minority voters are very
similar to those of everyone else and why wouldn’t they be. The
way to appeal to the ethnic minority communities is to propose
reasonable policies and reducing net migration to the level last
seen in the early 1990s is entirely reasonable."
news comes after a senior aide to former Prime Minister Tony Blair
admitted the previous Labour government made a mistake over
ex-advisor said that Mr Blair simply failed to comprehend the
significance of new EU rules that dramatically expanded the number
of people who could settle in the UK.
PM presided over one of the biggest influxes of immigrants in
British history after the EU was expanded to include a further eight
eastern European countries in 2004.
government assured voters the number of new arrivals from eastern
Europe would be around 13,000. However, the figure rose to over one