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Research on the impact of immigration to the UK has detected no negative effects on the average wages of UK-born workers. There may even be slight positive effects, albeit with losses at the bottom of the wage distribution and gains at the top
But one group that does seem to suffer from the arrival of new immigrants is the stock of pre-existing immigrants
If the implementation of Brexit introduces restrictions on EU immigration in a way similar to the visa scheme currently in place for immigrants from outside the EU, the effects of cuts in EU immigration are mostly going to be noticed in sectors and professions in which immigrants are concentrated – towards the top and the bottom of the job ladder.
I am not sure 3 million as a fraction of 15 million in fraction is a Quarter, it is a fifth.secret.simon wrote:
So, at least (not taking into account EEA citizens moving to the UK and moving back out again & excluding TCN family members) about a quarter of all intra-EU freedom of movement passes through the UK. That is quite impressive for one country out of 28.
I would love to know the equivalent stats for France and Germany as well, but I could not locate them. If anybody else can locate them, please update this thread.
I added both the 3 million in and the million out. Thus four million EU citizens exercised freedom of movement in relation to the UK, either to enter or to exit the UK. That comes to a quarter of the total movement within the EU.Obie wrote:I am not sure 3 million as a fraction of 15 million in fraction is a Quarter, it is a fifth.
Could you point me to the source of the statistics in your statement? That is purely for the purposes of analysis.Obie wrote:In any event, there are 6.5 million EU migrant living in Germany
Well, the US has turned, and rather sharply at that. Given the rise of the AfD, it is not improbable that the Germans may also look for a slowdown in the absorption of immigrants.Obie wrote:Also worth nothing that Germany is the 2 most immigrant absorbing country in the world after America.
Errr, No. I, unlike others on these forums, am ambivalent about the EU. I believe that the EU is a force for good, but as a trading bloc, not as a country or federation. I disagree with extremists/absolutists on both sides of the debate, whether it is those arguing for closing the borders completely or those arguing for no borders. I am repulsed by Juncker's and Verhofstadt's vision for the EU, but fascinated by the good and interesting work done by Eurocrats behind the scenes, whom I met as a part of my academic studies. Most people here don't know just how much of their day-to-day life is influenced by decisions taken in Brussels - everything from the charging socket on your phone to your choice of browser in Windows to the shape of your carrots.rooibos wrote:Simon, I believe you were a Brexit supporter.