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Old 30.04.2018, 13:11
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The Windrush scandal probably wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for British membership of the EU. By insisting that the United Kingdom gives immigration priority to every Tomas, Dionysios and Heinrich from Kiruna to Koprivshtitsa, the EU has unwittingly (?) created a ridiculously unwelcoming environment for our brothers and sisters from the Commonwealth....
Not true. And repeating something you said a few months ago which wasn't true then doesn't make it any truer now.

The single market gives EU citizens the right to live and work in the UK. It is up to the UK if it chooses to extend those rights to commonwealth citizens or not. The fact that it chooses not to do so is not the fault of the EU.

As for "brothers and sisters from the Commonwealth" - sorry but laughable. You mean those people whose countries the UK overtook by force and imposed British rule on whether they wanted it or not?

As Blackadder said, "When I joined up, we were still fighting colonial wars. If you saw someone in a skirt, you shot him and nicked his country."
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