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The UK has been one of the main beneficiaries from free movement of labour in the EU

Favell, Adrian (2014) The UK has been one of the main beneficiaries from free movement of labour in the EU. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (01 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Free movement of labour across the EU has become a controversial issue in several European countries, with parties such as UKIP and the Front National calling for restrictions on EU immigration. Adrian Favell writes on the debate over the issue within the UK. He argues that while free movement has generally been portrayed as an ‘immigration’ problem, it should instead be viewed as a set of rights which allow a range of short-term and long-term movements within the EU. He also notes that the UK economy has been particularly well placed to benefit from free movement, with cities like London being among the most attractive destinations for highly skilled workers.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71897

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