Friday, 20 April 2007
Immigration, Immigration, Immigration
I've been canvassing this morning for local elections in Haverhill in Suffolk. The response to the Conservatives has yet again been very positive. But one issue kept coming up on the doorstep again and again and again. This is a nice area - look at the picture. People see rising taxes, stretched services and lack of houses that they can afford to live in. They want someone to blame so they blame immigrants. With the economy dipping and purse strings getting tight this tension may escalate. "We are an island - we can't push the walls out" said one person.