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Immigration and Brexit: myths and realities

Portes, Jonathan (2016) Immigration and Brexit: myths and realities. LSE Brexit (02 Nov 2016). Website.

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‘Taking back control of our borders’ became a rallying cry for Brexiters. In practice, says Jonathan Portes, EU citizens will probably still be able to enter the UK freely after we leave – but the prospect of Brexit, lower unemployment in the rest of the EU and a faltering economy means fewer will stay to work over the next two years. Similarly, a ‘hard border’ between Northern Ireland and the Republic is unlikely. But big questions remain about the work permit scheme the government seems to favour. He debunks some of the myths about Brexit and immigration.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:36

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