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    How does the British press portray A2 migrants?
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    What do we know about migration between the UK and EU member states?
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    A short history of our inception, development and achievements.
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    How is immigration portrayed in the British press?
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    What does the the latest census data tell us about migrants in Britain?
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  • Britain's '70 Million' Debate

    Key numbers, issues and trade-offs associated with the UK's debate over a 70 million population limit
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    Understanding Public Opinion on Immigration in Britain
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  • Top ten report

    The top ten problems with information about migration in the UK
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  • COMPAS

    The Migration Observatory is a project of Oxford University's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS).
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Missing the net migration target

27th November

The key goal of the UK government’s migration policy since 2010 has been to decrease net migration from the 'hundreds of thousands' to the 'tens of thousands' before the end of...

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