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Black Britain and Migrant Communities Want Britain to Remain in the EU

 

 

By Shola Adenekan

 

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

 

 

Over 80% of Britain’s migrant communities have declared they want a “Remain” in the EU Referendum taking place tomorrow – and would vote to Remain, if they could.

 

Lebara Mobile, a leading brand for the world’s migrant community, conducted a super-poll among its UK customer base - most of whom are immigrants working in Britain - encouraging them to speak up and take an active part in the EU referendum debate.

 

The text poll went to 750,000 Lebara customers in the UK, as part of Lebara’s ‘The Other Referendum’ campaign designed to stand up for migrants in Britain, following concerns that EU referendum has made Britain seem xenophobic.

 

 The detailed results of the question – where Lebara customers were encouraged to “text IN or OUT to 38885” – revealed that support for the Remain campaign is hugely strong among most migrant communities including those from Africa and the Caribbean.

 

By contrast, sentiment was more balanced among other migrant communities, with some communities that originated from India and Ireland showing a desire to leave the EU:

 

Ratheesan Yoganathan, Chairman & CEO of Lebara Mobile, said:

“Migrants are hardworking people and they deserve a voice. But sadly, throughout this referendum, they have been abused as a political punching bag. This has damaged Britain’s reputation on the world stage. It has made Britain seem more xenophobic.

 

“Lebara wants to stand up for hardworking migrants in Britain and to change the tone of the debate. By helping migrants to speak up, we can have a real impact on this referendum.”

 

 

Black Britain and Migrant Communities Want Britain to Remain in the EU

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