Is it not disturbing that a growing number of people who ought to know better are shamelessly dismissing democratic majority views on immigration as "populism"?
And the poll featured on the front page of the Observer today was utterly fatuous.
Ask a silly question and you will get a silly answer.
68% per cent of those surveyed said they do not object to immigrants who learn English, get a job, pay taxes and become part of their local community - in other words completely assimilate.
Unfortunately immigrants by and large do not assimilate.
Would it not be more sensible to assimilate the millions who have already arrived here before we allow any more in?