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Great Britain treats Eastern European immigrants increasingly worse

December 06, 2013, 17:02 UTC+3

UK citizens believe migrants can deteriorate social situation, undermine national identity

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London, December 6. /ITAR-TASS/. Survey conducted by YouGov has showed that 60% of British citizens believe that immigration from Poland and Romania has negative consequences for Great Britain.

70% of those eligible to vote believe that removing restrictions for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens seeking residence and work in the UK is a bad turn of events for the country. Primarily, Britons expect that new immigrants will cause deterioration of the social benefit system, including education and healthcare. Other concerns including dropping wages and a negative impact on the national identity of Great Britain.

On the other hand, the survey discovered that Britons have a positive attitude to immigrants from Western Europe, especially France and Spain. 

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