Generation Brexit

It's crucial that highly skilled EU citizens are given the same freedom after Brexit that they had before Brexit

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Holly Roper
Holly Roper | 9 months ago | in My Life My Say

In my opinion, it's important that we allow EU citizens the right to live and work in the UK after Brexit. This is due to key services such as the NHS and education relying on EU citizens in order to carry on operating. This is shown with how 5.6% of NHS staff are EU citizens; the NHS is already understaffed and experiencing a crisis and removing this 5.6% is bound to make it worse.

Joe Hunt 9 months ago

Why make it exclusive to the EU and not just include internationally high skilled labour the same access to the UK which European citizens had pre-brexit allowing a larger potential recruitment pool with ease of access to start filling the understaffed NHS faster

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Nathan Wiesheu 9 months ago

great point mate!

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Joe Hunt 9 months ago

Why make it exclusive to the EU and not just include internationally high skilled labour the same access to the UK which European citizens had pre-brexit allowing a larger potential recruitment pool with ease of access to start filling the understaffed NHS faster

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Rebecca Crossland 9 months ago

I wholly agree with this point - change in freedom for EU citizens post 2019 will surely result in the further depreciation of already suffering public services.

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Miles Holden 9 months ago

Completely agree! However, much like Joe Hunt has said, Brexit could potentially lead to more labour shortages being filled by international migrants outside the EU and so the UK labour market could perhaps end up in an even greater position, provided that the UK further encourages the entry of highly skilled migrants from anywhere in the world.

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Holly Roper 9 months ago

Be even more great if Labour shortages were filled with both EU migrants and migrants from outside the EU

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Nathan Wiesheu 9 months ago

I believe this is a narrow minded view on the matter, why just EU citizens? Are you saying other citizens of other nationality should be kicked out??

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Holly Roper 9 months ago

No? I've said in numerous other comments that we should also be encouraging highly skilled citizens from non EU countries but as free movement is a key part of being in the EU it would be dangerous for struggling public services if EU citizens rights weren't protected.

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Anisa Berisha 9 months ago

Do you think that it is appropriate to make an emphasise only to the 'highly skilled EU citizens'? What about the other people in need?

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Viola Xhafa 9 months ago

Totally agree with the question!

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Holly Roper 9 months ago

Brexit isn't putting highly skilled workers outside of the EU working in the UK at risk as much as the possibility of EU citizens losing their rights due to Brexit.

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Victoria 9 months ago

I agree with all that you have said but I also consider that part of Anisa's question may have been referring simply to EU citizens who may not be "highly skilled". It is quite a valid question too, in my opinion, because cherry picking people's entry into a state based on merit alone does not consider people immigrating in search of higher quality education, lifestyle or simply escape from corruption, poverty, etc.

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Amelia Young 9 months ago

completely agree we need EU citizens in our country , for all your reasons !! 100% agree, this "immigrants" people don't want do the jobs we aren't qualified to do/don't want to do

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Ally Yue 9 months ago

Yes, it is true.

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