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- 1. It is also a recurrent theme in the press, from the highbrow pages of Prospect to the populism of the Daily Mail.
- 2. In the early years of the twenty-first century the impact of immigrants on the welfare state has become a staple of discussion among policy makers and politicians.
- 3. But the issues themselves are not new and have historical roots that go much deeper than have been acknowledged.
- 4. Inevitably, these discussions focus on present-day dilemmas.