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Access to the single market or controlled immigration

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Oysterbabe Wed 29-Jun-16 15:21:54

Which would you choose?

I know that a lot of leavers don't care about immigration. But a hell of a lot do. Towards the end of the referendum campaign it was the biggest motivating factor for voting leave. Would these leavers choose to say goodbye to the single market?

Oysterbabe Wed 29-Jun-16 15:22:09

wispaxmas Wed 29-Jun-16 15:30:45

For the sake of the economy whoever ends up actually doing the negotiations with Europe needs to aim for being in the single market, and because of that we will have to accept freedom of movement of labour, continue to be subject to European rules and regulations, and the European courts of justice.

Which means that the leave voters will have basically voted for the status quo, but without our veto. Europe is going to make this very hard for us.

But I'd choose single market over restricted immigration any day.

Marmitelover55 Wed 29-Jun-16 15:35:30

Access to the single market is by far the biggest issue as far as I'm concerned. But by joining the EEA and leaving the EU we will have satisfied the result of the referendum, even if the leavers are not actually satisfied. What a waste though.

AgingJuvenileBinkyHuckaback Wed 29-Jun-16 15:36:32

Single market, and in particular financial sector passporting. I'm biased, because I voted Remains but I think that even the Brexit members of the Conservative government are in agreement with this. The financial sector has a lot of lobbying influence and I think that between various factions in Parliament there's a firm majority to interpret the referendum result as narrowly as possible. We didn't vote to leave the single market. We didn't vote to abolish freedom to movement. So it's entirely Parliament's call.

Normandy144 Wed 29-Jun-16 15:39:35

Exactly what Wispa said. The government can do other things to control immigration by focussing on the non-EU. It all boils down to the fact that we need to retain access to the single market and in order to do that we would always have to accept freedom of movement. Therefore because those two things go hand in hand we were better off remaining because the alternative meant losing our rebate and having no say in the rules. A lose/lose situation.

BreakingDad77 Wed 29-Jun-16 15:41:13

I worry that there are a lot of silent brexiters as shown by the vote, as it becomes more and more clear that current brexit plan is to pursue deals that still include free movement then UKIP will go on the offensive.

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