Ethnic minority voters could significantly influence the outcome of the EU referendum, according to new data, which comes amid growing concern about the impact of the campaign on non-whites.
Sky News has obtained figures that reveal the extent to which voters from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME) favour remaining in the European Union.
A summary of polls conducted in May 2015 and February 2016 shows that 55% of BME voters were in favour of remaining in the EU, compared to 23% preferring to leave. That figure is broadly consistent across voters who identified as Black, Asian and mixed ethnic groups.
Polls of white voters have shown a much closer result, with the leave and remain campaigns neck and neck.Source
This, in itself, is a powerful argument against immigration. Because the premise of our immigration policy has always been that, at least after the first generation, the incomers would be just like us. Here we have proof that they're not. On on a fundamental issue, when Britain's freedom is at stake, the invader population might be the deciding factor against it. This is a mirror image of what happened in the Scottish referendum (link and link), when the majority of native-born Scots decided in favour of independence, but immigrants, comprising about 10% of the population, voted overwhelmingly against it, thus deciding the negative outcome.
UPDATE: It seems there are 400,000 brownskins eligible to vote who don't even have UK citizenship.
It’s true that BME voters could tip the Brexit balance. There are an estimated 4 million in the UK alone, plus an additional 400,000 from the British Commonwealth who are eligible to vote in the EU referendum – although around 30% are not even registered.Source