European Union - Main Points

  • Free movement of people must come to an end when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.
  • Visitors, tourists and students should continue to be able to move as freely as possible so as to retain our social and cultural links with Europe.
  • The economic benefit of EU migration has been greatly exaggerated, especially in respect of East Europeans who are mostly in lower paid employment.
  • EU workers should be required to obtain a work permit, restricted to those offered a highly skilled job. This could reduce EU migration by around 100,000 a year from recent levels.
  • There is no sign of an exodus. In the year ending March 2017, 130,000 more EU migrants arrived than left.

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Over the 18 years that Migration Watch UK has been working in this field we have produced many papers. View European Union Library

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