Migrants are the least of our problems in a disenfranchised and atomised country
Uncontrolled migrant flows have made many in Europe more hostile to immigration. The failure of migrants to integrate has helped create more fractured societies and exacerbated fears. The combination of the two has driven support for the far right.
These are almost uncontested views these days. The latest warning came from Tony Blair’s Institute for Global Change, which insists in a new report that “a credible policy agenda on integration is a crucial task for social democratic parties… necessary to combat the electoral success of rightwing populism”.