Over 50 percent of Brits say migrants are putting strain on essential services

November 14th, 2007 - 10:38 am ICT by admin  

According to the poll, 58 per cent strongly agree immigration is straining the public services while only 10 per cent disagreed.

The Sun quoted Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch, as saying that, “These figures show that now the scale of immigration and its consequences are now being better understood and people are deeply concerned at what is going on.”

“This is heightened by the way in which the Government has clearly mishandled the whole issue, making tough sounding pronouncements that are then not followed up in practice,” Green added.

The highest numbers of those strongly agreeing came from the East of England (63 per cent), the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside and the West Midlands, all on 62 per cent. It was felt most strongly in the 45 plus age group who are more likely to use health services, at 67 per cent.

There was a similar response when asked if the Government should substantially reduce immigration levels to Britain.

Eighty one per cent think immigration levels to Britain should be cut substantially. While only 14 per cent disagreed. (ANI)

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