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The Politics of Immigration

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Peter Kellner's presentation at a policy network event, April 302007

Peter Kellner's presentation at a policy network event, April 302007

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  • 1. The Politics of immigration Peter Kellner Chairman
  • 2. Saliency in 2005
    • Which two or three issues matter most?
    • (top six of 12 shown)
    • April 5
    • %
    • Health 41
    • Immigration 40
    • Crime 36
    • Tax 30
    • The economy 27
    • Education 20
  • 3. Saliency in 2005
    • Which two or three issues matter most?
    • (top six of 12 shown)
    • April 5 May 5
    • % %
    • Health 41 44
    • Immigration 40 37
    • Crime 36 30
    • Tax 30 26
    • The economy 27 32
    • Education 20 28
  • 4. Priorities for Gordon Brown
    • What should be his top priorities?
    • (top six of 12 shown)
    • All
    • %
    • Reduce immigration 65
    • Bring home troops from Iraq 53
    • Act on climate change 38
    • Build more prisons 35
    • Higher taxes on £100k+ 34
    • More parent, patient choice 32
    • Nb: Reform House of Lords 11
  • 5. Priorities for Gordon Brown
    • What should be his top priorities?
    • (top six of 12 shown)
    • All Lab
    • % %
    • Reduce immigration 65 53
    • Bring home troops from Iraq 53 43
    • Act on climate change 38 45
    • Build more prisons 35 31
    • Higher taxes on £100k+ 34 44
    • More parent, patient choice 32 31
    • Nb: Reform House of Lords 11 18
  • 6. Priorities for Gordon Brown
    • What should be his top priorities?
    • (top six of 12 shown) Party
    • All Lab members
    • % % %
    • Reduce immigration 65 53 20
    • Bring home troops from Iraq 53 43 25
    • Act on climate change 38 45 56
    • Build more prisons 35 31 16
    • Higher taxes on £100k+ 34 44 51
    • More parent, patient choice 32 31 23
    • Nb: Reform House of Lords 11 18 39
  • 7. Attitudes towards immigration
    • Positive statements Agree Disagree
    • % %
    • Many immigrants have contributed positively
    • to Britain’s quality of life 58 27
    • Eastern Europeans working here are
    • hard-working, competent, reliable 38 23
  • 8. Attitudes towards immigration
    • Positive statements Agree Disagree
    • % %
    • Many immigrants have contributed positively
    • to Britain’s quality of life 58 27
    • Eastern Europeans working here are
    • hard-working, competent, reliable 38 23
    • Immigration from Eastern Europe has helped
    • Britain’s economy to grow 24 48
    • NHS would collapse without steady supply
    • of new immigrants 20 57
  • 9. Attitudes towards immigration
    • Negative statements Agree Disagree
    • % %
    • Britain is overcrowded 75 15
    • Current immigration levels make community
    • relations more difficult 74 13
    • Britain is losing its identity / culture 72 21
    • Because of low immigrant pay, it’s harder for
    • our unemployed & low-skilled to find work 57 28
  • 10. Immigration statistics
    • Government figures…
    • All
    • %
    • Are accurate and tell the full story 1
    • Are accurate as far as they go, but
    • don’t tell the full story 29
    • Are inaccurate 56
  • 11. Immigration statistics
    • Government figures…
    • All Lab
    • % %
    • Are accurate and tell the full story 1 2
    • Are accurate as far as they go, but
    • don’t tell the full story 29 49
    • Are inaccurate 56 32
  • 12. What should the Tories do?
    • Take a tougher stance on immigration?
    • All Con
    • % %
    • Agree 62 85
    • Disagree 15 9
  • 13. What should the Tories do?
    • Take a tougher stance on immigration?
    • All Con
    • % %
    • Agree 62 85
    • Disagree 15 9
    • But remember Romsey by-election
  • 14. What should the Tories do?
    • Views of party members, Sept 2005
    • ‘ The new party leader should campaign more on the economy and the public services, and less on immigration, than in this year’s general election campaign’
    • Support 74%
    • Oppose 17%
  • 15. Len Pen’s record
    • 1974-81 Pres. FN Deputies
    • elections votes seats
    • % %
    • 1974 0.4
    • 0.3 0
    • 1981 - 0.2 0
  • 16. Len Pen’s record
    • The 1986 breakthrough Pres. FN Deputies
    • elections votes seats
    • % %
    • 1974 0.4
    • 0.3 0
    • 1981 - 0.2 0
    • 1986 9.7 35
  • 17. Len Pen’s record
    • Since 1986 Pres.
    • elections
    • %
    • 1988 14.5
    • 1995 15.0
    • 2002 16.9
    • 2007 10.4
  • 18. Len Pen’s record
    • Since 1986 Pres. FN Deputies
    • elections votes seats
    • % %
    • 1986 9.7 35
    • 1988 14.5 9.7 1
    • 1993 13.8 0
    • 1995 15.0
    • 1997 15.0 1
    • 2002 16.9 11.3 0
    • 2007 10.4

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