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Theresa May’s Failure To Set Out New Immigration Rules For After Brexit May Allow Fears To Be Exploited Again, MPs Report

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

Theresa May’s Failure To Set Out New Immigration Rules For After Brexit May Allow Fears To Be Exploited Again, MPs Report

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, is being accused of leaving a dangerous “vacuum” that will allow pro-Brexit groups to “exploit” fears as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

May’s failure to set out new immigration rules is being criticised in a new report by MPs, which warns the “misinformation and tensions” of the referendum campaign could be repeated.

Despite two years having passed since the UK voted to leave the UK, the cabinet is yet to discuss any proposals in detail.

The Home Affairs Committee has suggested in a new report that this could lead to another “rushed and highly politicised debate” over immigration, which was one of the central issues during the referendum, as May seeks a Brexit deal.

In the 2016 campaign, Vote Leave was accused of UKIP-style rhetoric when it claimed that Turkey, along with other countries, was set to join the EU by 2020, allowing millions of people to move to the UK under the freedom of movement rules.

Nevertheless, despite immigration being one of the top issues in the 2016 campaign, as well as a prominent matter for the negotiations on the UK’s long-term trading arrangements with the EU, no official proposals have been made.

An immigration bill is not expected until next year, just weeks before Brexit day on 29 March 2019.

 

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