Research by Manchester University’s Rob Ford has found that students from outside the EU are the only type of immigrant that Britons believe are a net benefit to the country. Extensive polling by the migration expert Scott Blinder shows that, when they consider “immigrants,” only 29 percent of British people are thinking of foreign students (they’re much more likely to imagine asylum seekers, for example). Only 31 percent of his sample wanted to reduce the numbers of university students.
12 Dec 2016
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