The Daily Mail recently reported on the Diana Memorial Fund’s financing of a pro mass immigration campaign. The article highlighted the role of the Migration Observatory in this campaign, called “Changing Minds”. The Migration Observatory has not responded to our questions seeking clarification of their position. However, we have now looked further into this issue ourselves and have found a systematic attempt by a small group of charities to influence public opinion on immigration. These charities are, of course, free to undertake such a campaign but it seems that the Migration Observatory which claims to be impartial is a key vehicle in their campaign. Their website declares their funders but makes no mention of their connection with this campaign. There must be some question as to whether such activity is appropriate to a major university.
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