May’s immigration sham revealed as countries demand free movement for free trade

Clueless: Theresa May [Image: EPA].

Theresa May is throwing away our access to the EU single market – the largest free trading market in the world – for the sake of fake control over immigration (we had it anyway; she just never used it) – which she will now give away for the sake of better access to the Australian and Indian markets.

How in blazes is that supposed to make the UK better-off?

It won’t.

Two countries have already told the UK that it must relax immigration rules if it wants a free trade deal after Brexit.

Australia’s high commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, has echoed India’s calls for Theresa May to relax rules on visa restrictions on its citizens if she wants to form a lasting trading partnership outside the EU.

Source: Two countries have already told the UK they must relax immigration rules if they want free trade

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9 thoughts on “May’s immigration sham revealed as countries demand free movement for free trade

  1. NMac

    I believe I’m correct in saying that the Indian President made similar demands when May & Fox visited India with their begging bowl. These arrogant Tories are incapable of working alongside people from other countries unless they’re lording it over them.

  2. peter dunne

    no deal on free movement,,,,i don’t mind a few poles or Hungarians,,,,,,but no no no,to any more Islamic so called refugees,,its got to stop…

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Refugees aren’t part of any ‘free movement’ rules. Free movement is about business, trade, the economy. Refugees are fleeing the threat of murder in their own country. And refugees should be repatriated once that threat is ended.

  3. Dez

    Trumped up sales pitch buying breathing space…..until the situation strangles her untruths and no comment attitudes…..hopefully she can be flushed out before she can do any serious damage….well more damage than they have done already.

  4. Barry Davies

    Why do we have strict visa regulations on India and Australia both commonwealth nations, because ether are so lax with the eu. We can trade without having any lax regulations on migration, because except in the minds of the overpopulated eu nations who want to discharge their responsibility for their own citizens, there is no other trade agreement in the world that demand freedom of movement. The idea that the eu nations will lose their second largest market is rather a pipe dream of remain fanatics, you can trade without being in the so called single market, and it isn’t that large a market in the real world.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      India and Australia are both demanding trade agreements that require freedom of movement, which torpedoes your argument.
      Nobody is saying the EU will lose the UK market – it will simply cost everybody much more to participate.
      In fact, if the EU countries have to pay tax to the UK before exporting here, we’ll benefit, I would have thought.
      Oh, and the EU single market is the largest market in the real world. Try to keep it real.

  5. Jill Jervis

    Something got lost in translation here because I was listening to a lawyer who deals with EU law and this free movement within the single market isn’t as plain sailing as that. I’ve always argued that Britain when first becoming a member of the EU should have pointed out that in Britain we have a lot more help available to us for little payment up front than any other EU member country so why should someone just walking in be able to claim these without having paid anything in, but the single market doesn’t specify that, it’s open to interpretation. Mainly it’s the free movement of workers – people who have work to come to or if looking for work they have a 3 month window to do so or they have their own money to see them through before they obtain work. In either case they are not entitled to claim benefits unless the country they go to allows this. It’s not an EU rule that they must be kept by the country they enter. Why then does the UK allow this? I have my own idea and it’s not pleasant, and it’s certainly helped towards the situation we are in now i.e. the NHS on its knees and the cutting of the benefit payments. Call me cynical!

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