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U.K. Sees Post-Brexit Immigration System Tied to Trade Deals

  • May says plan is to treat immigrants from all nations the same
  • Government will need flexibility to tailor rules: Nokes
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The U.K. government envisages a post-Brexit immigration system that treats all nations equally, but gives ministers the flexibility to tailor rules for countries striking trade deals.

High-skilled workers will be prioritized and low-skilled immigration curbed under new rules announced by Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday, a day before her leader’s speech at the Conservative Party annual conference. May spent the morning touring broadcast studios to detail her plan, which she said delivers on the 2016 Brexit referendum and voters’ concern about immigration.