Why post-brexit immigration policy is doomed to failure



We’ve had two reports come out over the last week regarding the post-brexit impact on immigration. One warns that already skill shortages are creeping in and that these will inevitably impact on the economy. Another report predicts that the brexit bigots are in for a nasty surprise, as its likely that brexit won’t produce any meaningful cuts in UK immigration. It will make little difference overall and simply mean trading EU migrants who come in for shorter periods (which we want, as it means they pay taxes and leave before they become a burden on the state in later life). While in return we’ll be getting more older UK citizens moving back home, or longer term migrants from beyond the EU (both of whom are generally looking to settle permanently).


Surely both of these reports can’t be correct? Well yes they can be. Its just that both of them are feeling…

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1 Response to Why post-brexit immigration policy is doomed to failure

  1. neilrieck says:

    Lots of people lost jobs due to deindustrialization coupled with free-trade, and many politicians were happy to save their own jobs by convincing the little guy that closing borders to immigrants could bring back lost jobs. But most manufacturing jobs have moved elsewhere and will never return. Meanwhile, British politicians want to leave the EU in order to limit immigration, but still maintain a free-trade relationship with Europe. IMHO you can’t have free-trade without the free movement of people.
    Comment: if Britain ever triggers article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the history books will associate the names of Boris Johnston, Nigel Farage, Michael Gove, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn with putting the final nail in the coffin of the British Empire. If Churchill were still alive I’m sure he would write a speech claiming this was not Britain’s finest hour.

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