UK having free movement with the EU is like the US having free movement with Mexico Watch

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The UK having free movement with the EU (in particular, the Southern & Eastern European countries) is like the US having free movement with Mexico, which would be a disaster for the US.
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We already have free movement with the EU yet there are significantly higher numbers of non-EU nationals arriving compared with those from the EU: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47400679

Strangely though, nobody seems to be complaining about those people from outside the EU.
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That post sums it up.

We have more immigration from outside the EU than the EU.

This is why "Brexit" is idiotic.

In your example, the USA would have open borders with Mexico, but receive more immigration from China.
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(Original post by Nalk1573)
That post sums it up.

We have more immigration from outside the EU than the EU.

This is why "Brexit" is idiotic.

In your example, the USA would have open borders with Mexico, but receive more immigration from China.
The point is that under the current EU freedom of movement clause low skilled workers can/ have for a number of years enter the country totally unfettered, with or without a job offer, therefore keeping the wages of the average working class people artificially low.
A non EU migrant cannot legally do this.
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Except it hasn't been a disaster for the US. Illegals provide cheap labour to US businesses whilst Mexican cartels provide the illegal drugs Amicans crave.

Supply and demand. It is the American dream in its purest form.
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(Original post by winterscoming)
We already have free movement with the EU yet there are significantly higher numbers of non-EU nationals arriving compared with those from the EU: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47400679

Strangely though, nobody seems to be complaining about those people from outside the EU.
People complain about uncontrolled mass immigration.

Non-EU immigration is heavily controlled so not comparable.
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People complain about uncontrolled mass immigration.

Non-EU immigration is heavily controlled so not comparable.
Precisely
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(Original post by Reue)
People complain about uncontrolled mass immigration.

Non-EU immigration is heavily controlled so not comparable.
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Precisely
People complain about immigration from the third world all the time. I'm complaining about it right now.

You have no control or power over who comes here regardless.
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People complain about immigration from the third world all the time. I'm complaining about it right now.

You have no control or power over who comes here regardless.
Some people, not the majority.
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(Original post by Nalk1573)
You have no control or power over who comes here regardless.
That's not true at all
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That's not true at all
really ? when were you asked about syrian refugees, africans, asians and south americans coming to Britain ?
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(Original post by ColinDent)
The point is that under the current EU freedom of movement clause low skilled workers can/ have for a number of years enter the country totally unfettered, with or without a job offer, therefore keeping the wages of the average working class people artificially low.
A non EU migrant cannot legally do this.
As a middle class person this is a good thing.

If I were uneducated then it'd be bad.
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As a middle class person this is a good thing.

If I were uneducated then it'd be bad.
By uneducated you mean working class? Patronising but yes that is the crux of the matter.
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By uneducated you mean working class? Patronising but yes that is the crux of the matter.
I mean both. The uneducated working class. Middle class uneducated turn into the working class and educated working class turn into the middle class.

How is it patronising?
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Because you are implying that everyone whom disagrees with your school of thought must be somehow uneducated.
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Because you are implying that everyone whom disagrees with your school of thought must be somehow uneducated.
What school of thought?

State school of thought?
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I mean both. The uneducated working class. Middle class uneducated turn into the working class and educated working class turn into the middle class.

How is it patronising?
To state that it is bad for the uneducated implies that it is their fault for not gaining further education, and that somehow further education makes you better informed, which it most certainly does not.
Furthermore had you not been meaning to patronise then you would have said working classes and not uneducated.
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(Original post by Nalk1573)
That post sums it up.

We have more immigration from outside the EU than the EU.

This is why "Brexit" is idiotic.

In your example, the USA would have open borders with Mexico, but receive more immigration from China.
Brexit is not 'idiotic' at all, its not about immigration or migrants. It does make me smile how quickly remainers love to cast their prejudices onto their opposition.

Remain is has became the camp of choice for snobby elitest people.
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What school of thought?

State school of thought?
Lol nevermind, take care of yourself
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really ? when were you asked about syrian refugees, africans, asians and south americans coming to Britain ?
I direct my MP on how I wish them to vote on such issues.
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