Three fifths of Brits think the government is concealing the truth about immigration

New research carried out by Opinium on behalf of Sophia Gaston, Director of the Centre of Social and Political Risk at the Henry Jackson society, reveals that 58% of Brits believe that their government has under-estimated and concealed the ‘true costs’ of immigration to taxpayers and society.

 The research exposes a growing mistrust between the public and the government over the issue of immigration. The survey, which asked 2,008 UK adults, also found that over half of Brits (51%) believe that the decision to ‘ignore’ concerns about the scale and rate of immigration reflects a deliberate policy to enforce diversity on the public.

 More shockingly, two in five (42%) say there is a ‘conspiracy of silence’ around immigration, with media and political cultures complicit in suppressing the voices of outspoken individuals. 

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