Immigrants, Brexit and Corbyn


Ever since members of the Transport and General Workers Union marched in support of Enoch Powell’s racist attack on BME British citizens in 1968, the question of immigration has been difficult to the point of toxicity for Labour.

There is never an easy answer for the party.  In the 1974-79 government Margaret Thatcher accused Labour of “swamping” the country with immigrants – a classic dog-whistle attack – and in government she introduced new legislation to slow down immigration from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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