pwa wrote:MrsHJ wrote:pwa wrote:Free movement of labour is my sticking point. No point leaving if we don't have control over who comes in.
It's my sticking point the other way- how dare the government take away my kids rights to work or study in Europe. As an old fogey I will reluctantly give up my chance to retire to south west France but they are offering nothing to the young people at the moment.
There is a middle ground to be had, in which migration is limited but still happens. Nobody is campaigning for zero migration. The thing that I don't want is rapid population growth and the increase in traffic and loss of quiet places that will bring. I'm very comfortable with the idea of one-in / one-out regarding migration, or even quite a lot more in than out. But when we take in hundreds of thousands more than leave, every year, that is something that will have a negative impact on our quality of life if it persists.
The UK government never used the migration controls it had. Why does anyone think this will change to our advantage just because it has more controls available? UK businesses want more migration. I predict the main effect will be more delays and inconvenience for UK citizens returning, to make it look like they're doing something. Migration theatre to accompany the security theatre.