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Leaving the EU has allowed the UK to offer a truly fair points-based migration policy, that does not unduly favour predominantly white Europeans to those from other parts of the world. Outside of the former British Empire and now Commonwealth nations, UK policy now treats everyone the same – irrespective of their country of birth. Important to note that this point is NOT related to illegal immigration, which is neither caused by nor particularly helped by Brexit currently.


One of the major tenets of EU Single Market membership, is the principle of the four freedoms: the free movement of goods, of capital, of services and of people.

Despite the Freedom of Movement (FoM) of people being something that those wishing to remain in the EU were the most vocal about losing, the UK population actually took very little advantage of it –- as the UK is one of the richest nations in the world, and so leaving it to live elsewhere is not a natural desire outside of retirement to warmer and perhaps drier climates. This of course meant that more citizens of the EU27 used FoM to live and work in the UK, than in the other direction. In 2016, there were more UK citizens living and working in Australia and New Zealand, than there were in all 27 other EU member states combined.

This naturally meant that those from the EU, who are of course predominantly white Europeans, had an unfair advantage to live and work in the UK when compared to others from around the world.

By leaving the EU, the UK has been able to implement a truly meritocratic immigration system –- one that no longer prioritises and prefers those from a particular set of countries. This desire to no longer unfairly bias immigration from predominantly white europeans, also goes against the lazy and unfair characterisation of leave voters being racists.

Reference: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-points-based-immigration-system-employer-information/the-uks-points-based-immigration-system-an-introduction-for-employers

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