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Thread #160019   Message #3796087
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
16-Jun-16 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Both Norway and Switzerland,, though not in the EU, have had to agree to the same policy on freedom of access and employment
for other EU citizens as other countries. That is required as a condition of access to free trade with the EU.

There is no realistic possibility that the UK - or whatever is left of it when the dust settles and Scotland has probably gone - will be treated differently. That would require every single other country agreeing to that, and they won't. And free trade with the EU is going to be necessary for the UK. We won't be able to set up bilateral free trade with Individual EU countries..

And of course, once outside the EU the UK has no say whatsoever about any future changes, such as Turkey getting membership with free movement.

The Brexit line is to promise immigration control, and use that to win votes, and it could well be succesful.. But that is based on assumptions about how the EU will act which just don't add up. The immigration promises are just a house of cards. When the people who were taken in wake up and face the truth, the consequences could be frightening.