Immigration

Britain Should Adopt a Points System for All Immigrants

Points systems attract skilled labor while controlling the kind of immigration that produced the Brexit backlash.

English-speakers can apply.

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It was widely observed that Brexit was driven by anti-immigrant sentiment. A new Ipsos poll confirms that about half of Brits have a negative view of immigration, while only 35 percent view it positively. Much concern has focused upon European Union citizens currently residing in the U.K (they’ll certainly be grandfathered, as will U.K. citizens living in the EU), but the real question is what kind of long-term immigration policy the U.K. should adopt.

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