But I cannot accept that the numerous Britons who hold these views are all racists.
Large-scale immigration necessarily has a far-reaching effect on that which many people value, namely the character of their society. It is an instrument of profound change. Whatever you may think of the concept of national identity, there is undoubtedly a bond that exists between people who share history, geography, culture and language. Clearly I cannot properly evaluate my fellow bus passengers without knowing them individually, but I sometimes feel that we are just disparate people inhabiting the same space.
It is not that I prefer English people to other people. Frequently I do not. It is that, in order to have a functioning, cohesive society, there needs to be some shared sense of what that society is. National identity resides in memories, myths and traditions. A confident sense of national identity, interestingly, is an essential prerequisite for successful integration. People settling in a new land need to feel they are becoming part of something positive. Our own sense of national identity took a battering post-empire: everything that Britain had been was largely discredited, at least in liberal and educated circles, and there was little of substance to take its place.
And when the original population begins to lose touch with that identity, it makes it difficult for any immigrant to adopt, maintain and perhaps adapt those national traditions. But there are many who believe in Europe, are well travelled, educated and hospitable, people who do not hate foreigners, but simply feel quietly unnerved at the scale of the changes afoot. People like me. Forgotten password?
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Lost London: Buildings Destroyed In The 21st Century
It is an area of community spirit, of good people that I know and greet, of greengrocers whose fresh fruit and vegetables are piled high in affordable excellence, and restaurants of such quality that people come from far and wide to sample their wares. The evidence-free origins of the hostile environment. There is no concrete proof that the policy actually works. Only that it harms vulnerable Public attitudes to immigration are more nuanced than you think.
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