Ending free movement as a priority in the Brexit negotiations

18 October 2017

This report begins by summarising what is known about public attitudes to immigration, including how they relate to Euroscepticism. It proceeds to review the evidence that has been gleaned since the referendum about what sort of deal the British public wants with respect to EU immigration. It then further explores the extent to which Britons consider ending free movement a priority by analysing data from a new online survey of ~5,300 people.

By Lindsay Richards and Noah Carl from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

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The views expressed in this research paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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