We focussed on three key points:
- That the bankers and politicians were responsible for the economic collapse, the austerity measures and the lack of jobs, NOT the immigrants
- That immigrants are not 'taking all our jobs'. They take a low proportion, just 15%.
- We want freedom of movement. There are about 2m British people living in the EU and roughly the same number of EU migrants living here. We cannot have a one direction flow of people.
The response was superb! Everyone who spoke to us was positive and welcomed our very different message. Even the UKIP voter was pleased to hear a different view of immigration.
People are clearly tired of the rhetoric. I was please to be able to give out distinct view to local people.