A YouGov poll commissioned by Hope Not Hate, a organization that considers left-leaning comedian Ricky Gervais to be “far right,” found two out of five Brits are deeply concerned about multiculturalism.
The poll took answers from 5200 people. 43 per cent of responders predicted that relationships will deteriorate between U.K. communities over the next few years. 51 per cent of people believe immigration puts pressure on schools and hospitals. More than one third of the respondents think that Islam is a threat to the British way of life, reports The Guardian.
40 per cent of those asked in the survey believed that Enoch Powell’s infamous and heavily criticized 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech was a fair warning, in which Enoch slammed immigration to Britain, though 81 per cent still reported they feel happy in their current communities.
59 per cent of those asked believed that a wide variety of cultures is integral to British culture.
Nick Lowles, chief executive of Hope Not Hate, said: ‘There is clearly much work to do. Powell’s speech led anti-racism campaigners to mobilise – the anniversary of the speech must do the same.”
feature image, British PM Theresa May, via City AM
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