Vinsamlegast notið þetta auðkenni þegar þið vitnið til verksins eða tengið í það: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/26784
A comparison of the political, media, and public reactions in the UK to both the Post-war Commonwealth immigration wave and current reactions to
immigration following A8 accession to the EU, with a specific focus on A8 migration to the UK. The aim is to see if a pattern of backlash toward immigration in the UK transcends time or circumstances. These circumstances are examined to see if there are any common threads; such as biased media reactions, economic circumstances or political manoeuvring that may have contributed to this backlash toward immigration. Although these two periods did not evolve in the same manner there are clear similarities in how they developed and their consequences with popular opinion, a partisan press and populist politicians playing a role in both periods.