According to Daily Mail, 56 percent of Britons consider securing the nation's borders is crucial.
That's a record high.
The survey by Ipsos MORI revealed that immigration is the top concern among Britons, followed by the National Health Service (NHS) at 36 percent and the economy at 25 percent.
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Concern about immigration has reached record heights after a summer of chaos across Europe, a poll reveals.
Some 56 per cent of the public say shoring up our porous borders is among the most crucial issues facing the UK – a six point rise in a month.
Some 40 per cent believe it is the single biggest concern – dwarfing the NHS, which was in second place on 9 per cent.
The survey by Ipsos MORI followed a dramatic summer involving the crisis at Calais, the unprecedented influx into Europe of refugees fleeing war and poverty, and net migration into the UK at a record high.
It came as fresh splits over immigration erupted within Labour. Leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted the influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants to Britain each year was ‘nothing but a plus’. But hours later shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham later warned the party was ‘out of touch’ on migration and called for a tougher line to win back supporters who fled to Ukip.
The poll, published yesterday, found that concern over immigration was the highest for any issue since 2012 – when 56 per cent of people expressed worries about the economy. Three-quarters of Conservative voters listed immigration among the most significant issues, as did almost half (49 per cent) of Labour supporters.
Of those aged 65 and over, immigration was a significant issue for 64 per cent and it was the biggest concern in all parts of the UK except London.
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