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    How is immigration portrayed in the British press?
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    Key numbers, issues and trade-offs associated with the UK's debate over a 70 million population limit
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    The top ten problems with information about migration in the UK
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Hard Evidence: are migrants good for the economy?

1st September

Two studies about the impact of migration on the UK economy have been published which, if media reports are to believed, appear to contradict one another. A closer reading of...

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