Last week's poll: Immigration

Nobel Prize winner John O’Keefe believes the UK should loosen immigration regulations to ensure that we are able to attract the best talent. Do you agree?


A clear majority of the 437 respondent to last week’s poll chose options opposing the loosening of immigration rules. The largest group, 35 per cent, said that we should concentrate on training the existing UK workforce; 21 per cent thought the current laws didn’t affect the UK’s ability to attract highly-skilled immigrants; while 17 per cent thought rules should be tightened rather than loosened.Of those in favour of loosening the rules, 17 per cent were concerned that current rules did not attract the best and brightest, while 13 per cent thought the UK was not a welcoming place for the best talent from overseas.

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