The UK makes well over a billion pounds a month from EU migrant workers ….
… and trade with the EU supports 4.2m UK jobs and is worth over £211bn.
But those are just the boring facts.
Polling tells us the main reason most Brexiters voted to leave the EU is because they wanted the government to be able to control immigration and ‘take back control’ of our borders.
So it’s a bit strange few seem to have even noticed Theresa May has already declared there will be no border controls between the UK and the EU – specifically between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
If I was a Brexiter I would be up in arms. Because an open border with the Irish Republic would mean at the very least Northern Ireland would have to remain in the customs union and the single market. Which would mean the rest of the UK would have to remain too.
Which means open borders with the EU – something Brexiters would never accept.
Of course, it’s always possible May is lying about the open border and she fully intends to put in place border guards, strict passport checks and customs controls along the Northern Ireland border.
But the problem is, if that’s the case, May would have to build some kind of a Trump-style wall – or a Hadrian’s Wall Mark II – all the way along the entire border with the Republic of Ireland. Hard land borders are different to sea borders, where traffic on large areas of water can be monitored from the air. This is what other external EU land borders look like:
Not to mention the problems with the Good Friday Agreement a hard border would bring.
Either way, Theresa May must be lying.
So which lie is it Theresa?
Open EU borders or Hadrian’s Wall mark II?
Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.
Excellent…as ever…nail on the head Tom! Who voted for this?? Can’t get my head round them ??
hadrians wall mk 2
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Reblogged this on Worldtruth and commented:
Laughable – the racist bigots among the leave campaign have shot themselves in the foot by actually making immigration even higher and probably cheaper. Oops!
It’s patently false scaremongering stories like this which helped Brexit win in the first place! Only an idiot would think a wall is the only way to control immigration. I voted remain, but we lost and now we have to do the best we can to make it work fairly for immigrants seeking work in the UK, or who are already here. Absurd crap like this doesn’t help.
If you really want to see what a wall does to campaigning (according to John Oliver)
Sad scaremongering blog. As bad as the remain campaigns scaremongering.
Surely putting the onus on ordinary people in the UK to report illegal immigrants is the only answer – go to the doc without the right papers and he will have to ensure you’re deported, employers who wanted to use someone who doesnt have a work visa will get into trouble if they dont spot and deport them Loads of red tape loads of extra cost for business and nothing to stop illegal workers flooding in constantly for sure – but hey thats just another thing the Brexiters havent a ckue how to handle. I bet theyre all like Glenn, who commented above, & think theyll solve the problem by sittingin their armchairs grumbling “scaremongering” and then going and getting a drink.
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James Stuart said:
Yeah, but they will be stuck in the six counties, and no little englander gives a toss about that. You do need valid UK photo i.d to board a plane or ferry to GB.