PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has been told to halt free movement from the European Union during Brexit talks – or risk betraying the 17.4m who voted to leave the failed European project.
Think Tank MigrationWatch said that Mrs May should ‘get on’ with publishing plans to slash low-skilled immigration from the EU.
The group says Immigration is a natural part of an open economy and society but feel that the problem is the current scale of immigration, which is simply unsustainable.
Lord Green, who is the chair of Migration Watch demanded that Prime Minister May separates immigration policy from trade talks amid fears she will give way on border controls to gain greater access to the single market.
MigrationWatch said the British people were ‘still in the dark about the Government’s immigration policy just nine months out from Brexit Day.’
The group added: “The Government could offer visas to highly-skilled EU workers, brickies and agricultural workers and still cut 80 per cent of migration from the Continent.”
Lord Green said: “These proposals comprise a clear way forward on immigration that would benefit all sides.
“The government must not let immigration get mired in trade negotiations. “They should stop dithering and get on with it so that people in companies know where they stand.”
What do you think? Is it time to focus on high-skilled migration and cut 80% of EU Immigration?