The Conservative's party changing attitude towards immigration

Jonatan Henriquez, Edgars Beierbahs & Ann Kristin Sneberg

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This research was conducted in order to understand the current events happening on the United Kingdom’s (UK) political stage. The Conservative Party (CP) and it’s leader David Cameron came in public on 28th of november 2014 with a speech, where was announced a ‘new’ political agenda and policy course of immigration in the UK. This announcement was very popular amongst European media, because it stated that the CP wants to restrict the free movement of the European Union (EU), where the UK wants to control EU internal immigration to the UK. The CP also warned the international public, that it might organize a referendum for withdrawing from the EU, if not allowed to pursue its intents. Cameron and his party's popularity was recently decreased, because of an indecisive leadership style, while in the British public nationalistic and Euroscepticism rightwing United Kingdom's Independence Party (UKIP) gained support. The party was established as a reactionary movement against mainstream political parties such as CP, and has increasingly attracted the public attention though a huge media exposure. More, they have found a niche which the mainstream political parties have created by an insufficient attention on immigration. Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, by presenting and advocating their dissatisfaction with the growing number of immigrants, who tend to occupy British jobs has successfully managed to enter that gap or niche and represent the working class citizens of the UK. The growing UKIP’s popularity, however, has diminished the CP’s. Therefore, Cameron has changed his behaviour in order to regain those party members who chose UKIP over CP, and get the chance to represent the needs of growing in number UKIP supporters.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 dec. 2014


  • Immigration
  • Cameron