Responding to reports on post-Brexit immigration from the EU, Richard Tice, Co-Chair of Leave Means Leave said:
“There are countless conflicting reports on what the Government’s immigration policy for EU citizens will look like beyond 2019.
“The detailed assessment of our future immigration policy should be ready by September 2017, not September 2018. Leave Means Leave produced a very detailed report of recommendations months ago.
“The Government must show leadership on this important issue and be seen to accelerate plans for Brexit. At the moment they appear to be stalling as the CBI and vested interests try to dilute Brexit and damage our negotiating leverage.
“Immigration was one of the leading factors for why the British people voted to leave the EU and voters want to see a clear vision for a post-Brexit EU migration policy.
“If freedom of movement for EU citizens continues, we could easily see another 1 million extra EU migrants move to Britain in a 2 year transition period. Our infrastructure, public services cannot cope with this and low paid workers don’t deserve this.
“Stalling on this is unfair on the British people who voted to take back control of their borders, businesses who want certainty and EU citizens who deserve to know how a post-Brexit British immigration system will work.”