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Old 23.10.2018, 10:29
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Exactly!
The UK chose the high moral way of letting all from the new member states to come in from day 1 when most other counties used the maximum allowed delays in implementing freedom of movement.
This was great (no irony).
And even more so because it was right after the crisis.

Today Germany is practically begging people from Eastern Europe to move here, and it accepts any non European with a job offer (family members included), while the UK acts like a hysterical old lady.
Well it is important to recognise UK reality versus what they say!

In the year ending March 2018 the official statistics of net immigration to UK are
EU 87,000
non-EU 235,000

The gross immigration (excluding emigration) was 614,000 so one can hardly claim the UK is anti immigration

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So whatever new controls they devise for EU immigrants the reality is the number of non-EU immigrants (who are fully UK controlled) is almost three times the number of EU immigrants.

In fact the number of EU immigrants is trivial
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