The Influence of Politics and the Media on Public Perceptions of Immigration in the UK

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Chitra Nagarajan has written a timely piece about migration on opendemocracy.net. The author discusses the influence that politics and the media can have on peoples’ opinions of immigrants (available here). Broader issues are also discussed including the perpetuation of racism in UK society, the “go home vans” aimed at illegal immigrants that drove through London in July and August of 2013, and the use of terminology such as “illegal”, “bogus” and “criminal”.

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