The vast majority will have had no direct negative impact on their lives from the EU or EU immigrants, rather more likely the contrary.
I don't agree. A huge number have seen a negative impact. Whether that be wages held low, lack of affordable housing, waiting lists or not being seen in regards to the NHS, congestion on the roads etc. etc.
I know exactly what the replies will be. Immigration has always been good and talk about Huguenots or other nonsense. The levels of immigration we have seen in the last decade far outweigh historic levels, continue to grow and are just not sustainable. The point is not about where those people come from, what god they pray to or the colour of their skin. It is purely about numbers. We would be facing the same problem had the birth rate of the UK population increased to level of population growth we are seeing today.
The argument that immigration has been good to our economy is also fake news and only tells half the story.
This problem we have of not being allowed to have a proper debate on population increase without being labelled racist is part of the problem and until we can grow up and do so it's stopping us dealing with the underlying issues and concerns. It's no surprise to me that it's the poor areas that have seen the largest influx of immigrants and are those who largely voted leave. Being told their lives have actually improved because the local shop is now a Polski Sklep, half the kids in the school struggle to speak English, they cannot afford to get on the property ladder and can't get an appointment with a doctor is not likely to make them feel any better.
Calling them racist or stupid for using their right to vote to change their situation is not going to win them over either.