New Brexit White Paper Released
Recently, the Brexit White paper was delivered, revealing that there had been a decision made on the new immigration policy regarding entrance to the UK.
Following Brexit, citizens of the European Union are permitted to travel between the EU and the UK for purposes of study, temporary work, and tourism without a visa.
Some strong Brexiters are unsatisfied with the PM’s move to allow EU citizens in without visas, stating that it is pulling away from what the people of the UK had voted for during the referendum.
Brexiters say that their intent was to leave the EU completely, not to stay dependent on them. However, the PM and new Brexit Secretary say that the Brexit White Paper delivers what was asked for from Brexit: control of their own money, laws, and borders.
The hope of this bill is that the shift to Brexit may not be as detrimental to the economy and that talented and highly skilled individuals are not discouraged to travel between the two.
The requirement for visas for short distance travels from the EU to the UK would heavily impact the amount of tourism that the UK would see, a possibly detrimental move to their economy.
The lack of a visa requirement for these short-term stays makes it easier for individuals from the EU and UK to mutually benefit from each other’s talented individuals and opportunities for trade.
The United Kingdom aims to have this White Paper in action by the end of their transitional period, December 2020. The UK hope to see the EU reciprocate their vision and cooperativeness and hope that this move will spur future negotiations on travel and trade.
The White Paper promotes an openness from the UK and a willingness to be engaged in trade with the EU even though they have withdrawn from them.
The transferal of products and services would be more fluid under this visa-less system and the UK could then potentially avoid further boycotting from EU nations.
Hence, both benefit from flowing trade and can share the minds of the individuals crossing between the two, helping both to develop.
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Author: Annaliese Druitt