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EU and me: why are British pensioners more likely to vote against open borders than their peers across the channel?

Germ Janmaat.  The popular revolt against open borders that swept across Great Britain and the United States last year has not, so far, crossed the Channel. In The Netherlands and France mainstream parties and candidates backing the EU and globalization

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Why higher levels of education don’t necessarily mean higher levels of tolerance

Jan Germen Janmaat*. It’s often said that a person’s tolerance rises with their education level. So on this basis, the higher a person’s educational attainment is, the more likely they are to accept racial or ethnic minorities. Studies often show

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We must listen to young people’s overwhelming vote to remain

Germ Janmaat.  Time and again the opinion polls of the last few weeks have shown that the vast majority of young people wanted Britain to stay in the EU. On the day of the vote 73% of the 18 to

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Research shows why anti-immigrant attitudes can fan the flames of ethnic intolerance

Germ Janmaat The row over Home Office vans telling illegal immigrants to “go home or face arrest” has once more put immigration in the spotlight. In the run up to the 2015 general election, the Tories will undoubtedly come up

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