The famous four-year ban on benefits was watered down to homeopathic proportions during the EU negotiation. Leaving will allow for the real thing.
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Charlie Elphicke: Ready on Day One to keep the Common Travel Area and avoid a hard border in Ireland
The third article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
The second article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Most people in both camps are interested in getting the best outcome starting from where we are. Here’s how.
Such a phased withdrawal is not necessary, and it provides unnecessary succour to those as yet unreconciled to our leaving the EU.
Few people want to stop skilled workers coming to the UK. But many voters understandably want better integration of new arrivals.
Calls to move customs and immigration checks to the Irish Sea prioritise nationalist sentiment over Ulster’s real economic and constitutional position.
An in-depth survey of the impact of EU migrants on the economy is a good start, but it must reflect a broader range of priorities and concerns.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.
Christopher Howarth: On immigration, we need no implementation, no transition post-Brexit. Just an immediate start in cutting numbers.
Big business has become too reliant on the drug of cheap labour from abroad. It should start preparing to kick the habit now.
Senior sources say that newspaper reports on a grand bargain over transitional freedom of movement are jumping the gun.
We have denied entry to over 120,000 people since 2010, including nearly 11,000 EU nationals. And we have removed over 37,000 foreign national offenders.
Unresolved questions about refugees, debt crises, security, and general financial instability will force these questions on more people, and not just Britons.
Julian Brazier: Mass immigration helps to drive our housing crisis. No wonder young people are angry – as I know to my cost.
An unholy alliance of vested commercial interests on the one hand, and left-leaning commentators on the other, have poisoned the well of the debate on migration.
The Brexit Secretary and the EU’s chief negotiator “get down to work”.