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Immigration: policy, attitudes and where the Conservatives go next - 3 October 2023

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The government is committed to reducing the number of people arriving in the UK – but with net migration hitting a record high, is that aim realistic? And if so, how will it affect the economy? On top of this, as public attitudes to immigration have become more positive in recent years, can the Conservatives remain in step with public opinion, or does the party risk alienating key voters ahead of the general election?  


  • Bobby Duffy, Director, the Policy Institute at King's College London
  • Sherelle Jacobs, Assistant Comment Editor, The Telegraph
  • Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future 
  • Kate Nicholls, CEO, UK Hospitality
  • Gideon Skinner, Head of Politics Research in Public Affairs, Ipsos UK
  • Lord David Willetts, Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation and former Minster for Universities and Science 

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3 October 2023