The European Union is insisting that the UK continues to accept EU citizens until the end of 2020, however, Prime Minister Theressa May has other ideas.
Mrs May has confirmed that migration controls will return when Britain leaves the EU in March 2019.
“Brussels had insisted free movement must continue to the last day of any transition period, meaning EU citizens would be free to settle in Britain until at least the end of 2020.
But the Prime Minister has made it clear that changing the rules on migration as soon as Britain leaves the EU is a must for her in negotiations over the transition period, which begin next week.
Speaking in China on the first day of a three-day trade visit, she said people “did not vote for nothing to change when we come out of the EU”.”
This is a major step forward by the government and should boost their popularity with Brexit voters.
17.2 million people voted to leave the EU back in June 2016 with one of the biggest reasons being to control mass immigration from the European Union which is crippling the country.
This is definitely promising news and hopefully the first of much more to come.
Nigel Farage grills Westminster for refusing to debate immigration on Sky News
Ex-UKIP leader, Nigel Farage went on the attack today as the political establishment continues to ignore the issues of uncontrolled immigration.
Farage said: “It is unlikely that we will have any change of control of people coming into the UK form the EU for at least 6 or 7 years after we voted leave and that’s the best possible estimate. ”
“At the moment the immigration argument is going by default – it’s not being discussed in British politics, not being discussed in Westminster at all. Don’t think out there in the real country it’s not still a major issue because it is.”
Immigration is still a massive issue out in the country. pic.twitter.com/h4p0EPCnJz
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) December 15, 2017
Hundreds showed support for Mr Farage.
We will still see immigration from the EU at similar levels as before becouse May has caved in over EU demands for the ECJ to be involved in this area.
— David Schofield (@davidschofiel18) December 15, 2017
Please come back and sort this mess out Nigel. You are the only politician acknowledging the real concerns of the public #BrexitBetrayal
— Helen Deakin (@helen_deakin4) December 15, 2017