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Damning new report reveals public trust in Government over immigration is at ‘ROCK BOTTOM’

PUBLIC trust in the Government over immigration is at “rock bottom”, a new report has revealed.

Public trust rock bottom

GETTY     Public trust in the Government over immigration is at ‘rock bottom’


Independent thinktank British Future has discovered that a majority of voters do not believe that the net migration target will be brought under 100,000 even after leaving the EU.
It provides a damning view of former Prime Minister David Cameron’s legacy after he failed to hit his target on immigration over six years in office.Instead net migration rose to more than 330,000 on Mr Cameron’s watch, a figure which helped convince voters to back Brexit to end EU free movement to the UK.

It comes after revelations that 16 illegal immigrants are found working in the UK every day but only around a third are deported.The report finds that only around a third of people (37 per cent) think the Government will meet the net migration target in the next five years.

According to the ICM poll in the report 44 per cent think it is unlikely.Once “don’t knows” are excluded, 54 per cent think it is unlikely compared to 46 per cent likely.

David Cameron

GETTY    The report provides a damning view of David Cameron’s legacy after he failed to hit his target


Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, said: “Public trust in governments’ competence to manage immigration – including meeting its own targets – is at rock bottom.”He said that the terms on which Britain leaves the EU will be crucial on how well the Government controls immigration with the EU still demanding Britain allows free movement of its citizens.

Mr Katwala said: “Until we know what Brexit looks like, no-one can sensibly predict what immigration levels would be best for Britain.

Brexit

GETTY    The rise in net migration helped convince voters to back Brexit


“But the Brexit shake-up could be an opportunity to get immigration policy right – to restore trust in a system that works, and public consent for the immigration that we have.“We’ve never had a comprehensive immigration review, in the way we have for public spending or defence, taking a 360-degree view.

“This must be the right time to do it – starting with a national conversation with the public on what choices they think we should make.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/703741/new-report-net-immigration-public-trust-rock-bottom-government-brexit-referendum-cameron

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