Friday, 15 April 2011

YouGov poll on immigration flawed

Below is a question from YouGov on immigration.

In which, if any, of the following ways would you say Britain has benefited from immigration? (Please tick all that apply.) 
  1. Food 
  2. Culture
  3. Sport
  4. The economy 
  5. Other ways
  6. Not applicable, I do not believe Britain has benefited from immigration in any way
  7. Don’t know

You can tick (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) individually.

But if you tick (6) or (7) then only (6) or (7) can show.

What if you are BNP but think there are benefits but it is a question of numbers, and resent the fact that you are branded a Nazi Fascist racist evil extremist bigot if you dare to complain about immigration?

I had to answer (7) ie Don't know.

An impossible question for many to answer accurately and truthfully!


Anonymous said...

The BNP are racist bigots, on the whole. They want to exclude people that are not white and/or British.

Claire Khaw said...

The fact is that all who hold British citizenship are in fact treated as British in the eyes of the law and Passport Control. The views of people who do not wish to accept this is neither here nor there.

Nick Griffin himself would acknowledge that food in Britain is now better as a result of immigration.

Claire Khaw said...

Anonymous, I really think it is not helpful to go on about the BNP being racists and bigots. Doing so just makes immigration harder to discuss honestly.

I am a Libertarian, and believe in letting people think racist bigoted thoughts if they want. Justice and social cohesion will not be served by persecuting BNP supporters who look upon not being afraid of being accused of racism as a badge of honour.