Majority would welcome skills migrants

A poll on asylum and migration has revealed an overwhelming majority of
people believe the Government should allow in more skilled migrants to combat
skills shortages.

Nearly three-quarters of those questioned in The Guardian/ICM survey believe
more people should be allowed to come to live in Britain if they have skills
that are in short supply – teaching, nursing or medicine skills.

The survey of more than 1,000 adults found only 26 per cent oppose the
expansion of existing work-permit schemes. And 51 per cent would be happy to
see doors opened to both unskilled economic migrants and skilled immigrants.

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