Politicians have contributed to a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment because of a widening “disconnect” between the “liberal political class” and public opinion, the UK’s most authoritative barometer of public opinion suggests.A decade ago perhaps we were a little more tolerant, but the determination of the thrice damned Labour Party to rub the so called right's nose in multiculturalism has stretched that tolerance to the limit. Nor does the article mention where the real stresses in society lie. EU immigration is a problem, but it's solvable by taking us out of the EU as most of their immigrants don't have UK citizenship and will have to leave. The ones that are here such as the Poles etc aren't that big a problem though groups such as Roma are a bloody nuisance. The real problem has been the governments invitation of islamic immigrants whose creed and practices are anathema to everything that Western civilisation stands for. The political classes permitted them to get away with said practices by either ignoring them or rounding on those who did complain as racist or bigoted for having the temerity to say something critical about their little brown buddies. hence we had the grooming scandals, Female genital mutilation, homophobia, misogyny, a rise in genetic defects due to the tribal custom of marrying first cousins, militantism and finally murder on our streets as this alien creed refuses to integrate and see 'us' as the problem, not them All of this was swept under the carpet by leftards in local and national government until finally they could keep their squalid little secrets no more and the rise of groups who knew what was going on and were going to fight it became inevitable.
Almost half the population now believes that a decade of mass migration has not only harmed the economy but undermined “British culture”, the annual British Social Attitudes survey shows.
The “persistent public anxiety” over immigrant numbers is something the main political parties “ignore at their peril”, the Government-funded study warns.
Significantly, the study — which has been charting public opinion for more than 30 years — found signs of a rejection of a multicultural notion of Britishness.
In striking contrast with a decade ago, when the survey showed rising acceptance of minorities, increasing numbers now single out factors such as being born in the UK or having “British ancestry” as important elements of “British” identity.
Yet still the political classes cannot and will not change, much of what I said above simply does not affect them.
Sooner or later we'll have civil war and they will be to blame...