The Prime Minister today announced the Government’s a new post-Brexit immigration policy that would see high-skilled workers prioritised with no preferential treatment for people from the EU compared with those from the rest of the world.
Commenting, Anna Soubry MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote and former business minister, said:
“The Prime Minister’s immigration policy fails to properly understand how our economy works. Retailers and other businesses benefit from a flexible labour market but the Government’s plan risks creating an arbitrary division based on skills which does not anticipate the needs of British business.
“There is no army of UK workers waiting to do unskilled jobs, and this plan ignores huge benefits of free movement for UK citizens, while raising serious questions about the rights of UK employees working in Europe.
“Two years ago, people were made all kinds of promises about Brexit that have turned out not be true and perhaps could never be delivered. Now the gap between the vision of 2016 and the reality of 2018 is getting bigger by the day. These are extraordinary times which threaten to cause unprecedented chaos for business and our economy. It’s time to put the national interest first with a People’s Vote.”