The majority of the public (61%) agrees that the Windrush scandal is mainly a result of government incompetence rather than the rules on immigration compared with just over one in ten (12%) who disagree. Levels of agreement are fairly similar among Leavers (65%) and Remainers (63%) but higher among Labour supporters (70%) than Conservative supporters (59%).
Two in five people (43%) agree that the experiences of people caught up in the Windrush scandal show that the British government is being too hostile towards immigrants. A quarter (24%) disagree and a similar proportion neither agree nor disagree (23%). Labour supporters (65%) and Remainers (61%) are much more likely to agree the government is hostile towards immigrants than Conservative supporters (28%) and Leavers (26%).