Immigration to ‘remain high’ if UK stays in EU single market
Immigration from the EU will remain high if Britain stays in the European single market after Brexit, according to a report.
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Net migration from the bloc would be unlikely to fall below 155,000 a year in the medium term in those circumstances, campaign group Migration Watch UK estimated.
Its paper said the scope for a “significant reduction” in the number was “extremely limited” if Britain remained a member of the single market, and thus subject to free movement of people.
The most recent official figures showed that total international net migration - the... read more
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