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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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That's the bit I had trouble with. While the media are not categorically linking refugees with the free movement of people, they are not really doing anything to set the record straight either.

It's almost as if they are keeping the myth alive just to be able to pump out more stories to sell copy.

It would only count under the "free movement of people" if the refugees were given citizenship of one other of the EU member states and they then "moved freely around the EU". Which is a bit far fetched.
The Leavers certainly did link refugees with EU freedom of movement,
and frankly, I dont think areas that swung the vote see much of difference between EU migrants and refugees. They are all foreigners.



No country is "giving" refugees citizenship, but am sure that innuendo / story is also doing nicely out there in the right wing media.
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