A study by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) suggests that both Labour and the Conservatives could benefit from a more open approach to immigration, without damaging their electoral prospects.
Why it matters
Immigration has been a contentious issue in UK politics for many years, and this study suggests that a more open approach could be electorally beneficial for both major parties. This could have significant implications for future policy decisions and election campaigns.
What the papers say
The Guardian and The Independent both reported on the study by the IPPR, with The Independent also providing additional context on public opinion towards immigration.
How we got here
The study by the IPPR comes after both Labour and the Conservatives appeared to toughen their stances on immigration. Public opinion on immigration has warmed at a striking rate, with Ipsos finding for the first time this year that - of those with an opinion on the matter - a majority now believe immigration levels should either increase or stay the same.
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