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It isn’t racist to talk about immigration. Don’t shut down a debate that voters want to have

Immigration, maybe more than any other issue, neatly illustrates the enormous gulf between politicians and the poor saps who vote for them.On last night's Question Time, Tory minister Anna Soubry denounced Ukip's Nigel Farage for having the gall to question the wisdom of open borders: "You do not talk facts," Soubry told Farage. "You talk prejudice. That’s what you talk. You scaremonger and you put fear in people’s hearts." What she misunderstands is that the fear was in the people's hearts long before Ukip ever even mentioned immigration. Folks are worried about the consequences of having a porous border – and reasonably so...

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