As an island nation, Great Britain has long been preoccupied with the comings and goings of its population. Having dominated political life in peaks and troughs for much of the past 60 years, it is not surprising that citizens scrutinise governments’ policies on immigration more fiercely than any other issue.
Over recent years, a potent mix of forces have begun to rapidly catalyse this scepticism towards suspicion, with potentially dangerous consequences. Across the West, traditional parties have lost citizens’ trust in both their capacity to be responsive to public opinion on this issue, and to effectively uphold standards and manage the systems which control immigration.
Read the full article in Prospect.