Seven out of ten adults want a massive cut in immigration, a poll has revealed. [...]
The poll, commissioned by MigrationWatch for the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, was published on the eve of the release of immigration figures today.
It found that 79 per cent of people were concerned or very concerned about immigration. Seventy per cent of the 2,072 respondents favoured cutting levels by 80 per cent or more.
Of those, 17 per cent said net immigration should be brought below 50,000 a year - a level last seen in the early 1990s.
Another 39 per cent favoured a policy of zero net immigration, with the numbers settling in the UK matching the numbers emigrating. Sixteen per cent said the number of immigrants should be lower than those leaving. [70% of Britons want large cuts in immigration, Daily Mail, May 20, 2009]
Get that last bit? A substantial number want immigration to be over, period.