Ongoing Brexit war promotes further emigration | Hudson McKenzie

Ongoing Brexit war promotes further emigration.

July 10, 2018 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Boris Johnson announced his resignation recently due to the way in which May is attempting to lower the economic impact on the UK post-Brexit.

It can be assumed that as a result of this, the economic future of the UK is even more uncertain that what was previously thought. The impact of this resignation could be another drop of EU residency in Britain and an increase in emigration. 

The UK, leaving the European Union faces an issue: the new restrictions that they are putting on EU citizens make them non-attractive as a place to immigrate to.

The UK wants to gain from the economic success that the highly trained EU citizens can offer them, but not from those that are unemployed, seeking jobs in the UK. They isolate themselves by imposing regulations that, post-Brexit, visas can only be obtained at a temporary status and that the salary of those receiving said visas has to be higher than most lower skilled jobs can offer. 

The UK will need other nations to work and trade with them in order for their economy in order for it to grow, but because of difficulties that the UK has been making, other EU nations have been compelling citizens of both the UK and EU to boycott UK products.

Eventually, due to their restricted access to EU citizens and the lack of external nations engaging in trade with them, they will stunt in economic growth. 

The EU citizens who are permitted to stay also don’t necessarily have pressing reasons that hold them to the UK. The EU has a growing economy based on trade, globalization, and connecting nations together.

The promise for a better economy in the EU and the lack of a fight to maintain a work visa could prove more appealing to these citizens in comparison to remaining within the UK. The migrant levels dropped simply after the vote on the referendum had passed and as the UK’s economy is uncertain, EU citizens are likely to continue migrating out of the UK. 

Additionally, now is a time where the UK citizens and EU citizens fearing the uncertain economy are forming expat communities to transfer and work outside of the UK. The recent three resignations and the possibility for a vote of confidence have further thrown the UK into uncertainty.

These factors make the EU a more favorable option for stability. Those who can afford it are getting their German citizenship in order to jump between the EU and the UK for work purposes, potentially leading to UK citizens leaving for a more promising economy within the EU. 

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Author: Annaliese Druitt