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Irish Guaranteed of Free Movement Post-Brexit by UK Government

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Irish Guaranteed of Free Movement Post-Brexit by UK GovernmentAccording to the Common Travel Area (CTA) guidance published by the UK government on Friday, February 22, the free movement of Irish people residing in the UK will not be hindered post-Brexit.

The UK and Ireland had had CTA agreement that gives citizens of both nations the freedom to live and work in either nation before the UK became a member of the EU. Citizens of both countries receive treatments of a holder of permanent residence permit in each nation. UK citizens in Ireland are not required to have a visa or residence permit as well as employment permit. The same applies to Irish people in the UK.

Free Movement not affected by Brexit

The government of both Ireland and the UK have put in efforts to see that the free movements between the nations continue after March 29 when Britain is expected to depart the EU.

CTA agreement covers the healthcare, education, voting rights, social housing and social security benefits of Irish nationals residing in the UK.

Also, Irish people in the UK are not mandated to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme except they wish to do so. EU Settlement Scheme is an application process designed for EU nationals who want to remain in the UK post-Brexit.

The guidance clearly spells out that Irish nationals in the UK are not required to do anything to protect their status in the country pre or post-Brexit.

It must, however, be noted that family members of Irish nationals that are not Irish or British citizens who wish to remain in the UK must apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. Such family members will provide proof of the Irish citizen’s nationality, proof of their relationship and proof of their continuous residence in Britain.

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UK Ministers Urged to Unshackle Work Visas for Skilled Migrants

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UK immigration Policies inflicts Economic self-harmThe government of the United Kingdom has been urged by a right-wing think tank to scrap immigration targets and get rid of the cap on work visas for skilled migrants because the policy is causing the economy severe self-harm.

The public choose types of immigration over the volume hence it would be wrong for any government to shift its attention to overall numbers according to a report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

IEA also said the current foreign student visas’ “working limits” shows discrimination against students from not so wealthy families.

Way Forward

Instead of the current policies, IEA suggested a “two-lane” visa system that maintains free movement for some countries while the prevailing system without the cap will be introduced for other countries after Brexit.

In certain ways, the current immigration policy in the country is the worst of all worlds according to the head of political economy at the IEA, Dr. Kristian Niemietz.

Explaining further, he said the unnecessary restrictive and bureaucratic nature of these policies causes severe self-harm economically as well as failing to find the solution to many public concerns.

Kristian said one of the main reasons things are this way is the lack of sincerity in immigration debates. Immigration debates spark culture war among different sides – left-wingers fighting right-wingers.

He said that people do not really care about the number of people that entered the country, they instead give much attention to who comes and why they come. Often, people only oppose types of immigration and not immigration as a whole which then makes it possible to liberalize immigration policies significantly in parts.

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UK Sends More Border Force Boats Despite Migrant ‘Magnet’ Warnings

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UK Sends More Border Force Boats Despite Migrant ‘Magnet’ WarningsOn Monday, Mr. Sajid Javid, the home secretary, announced that HMC Searcher would be joined by two cutters which were currently deployed in the Mediterranean. This was so they could patrol the English channels after 139 migrants were apprehended in the UK territorial waters over the Christmas break.

This decision was made following the pressure from Tory MPs and warnings indicating that the presence of the UK authorities in the waters may attract migrants.

Mr. Javid said that in as much as he is responsible for the UK border, he is also responsible for human lives as well.

Mr. Charlie Elphicke, Tory MP was glad about the decision. He said the best way to stop the migrants and traffickers from entering the country is by not giving them hope of finding a refuge in the country. This can be done by safely returning the migrants to France.

The migrants who were picked up in the British Channel will be taken to the UK, so that their asylum claims will be heard, confirmed Mr. Sajid Javid.

He further added that he would find ways to make sure that asylum is denied the illegal migrants from safe places like France. He promised to work with the French authorities to stop the crossings.

Counter View

David wood, the former director of immigration enforcement at the Home office, said if more cutters were sent to the channel, it would attract more migrants to cross over as they would be assured of being rescued. As such, there will be no positive results, unless these migrants are sent to France – with an agreement with the French government, of course.

He said some of the migrants may likely be economic migrants who want the best for their relatives and themselves. It is likely they are paid to make the crossing. He also said that the crime groups might advise the migrants on how to respond to questions to avoid being deported.

Majority of the people that are crossing are male who also claim to be Iranians. It may be true because the Iranians are considered wealthier than the Eritrean or Afghan migrants who wait in France, looking for a chance to enter Britain.

Also, it may be as a result of the visa program in Serbia which was closed recently. This has permitted them to illegally enter the Western European Union states nearby, with the intention of moving to the wealthier European Union nations to seek asylum.

Be it as it may, Mr. Wood also warns that most of the immigrants may not be Iranians as they claim. As such, they may be lying to lower their chances of being ejected from the country.

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Brexit: British Curry Industry “dying” and staff shortages

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Brexit Causing Shortage of WorkersWith the ongoing Brexit plans, the curry industry in the UK has drastically fallen, as well as the decrease in staff.

The impact of the Brexit plan is detrimental to running the curry houses, as this has increased the cost of doing so, thereby bringing some restaurants down. This concern has been expressed by the Bangladesh Caterers Association who initially supported the plan.

The deputy secretary of the Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA), Mr Mujibu Rahman Junue, said that the increase in the prices of ingredients is manageable compared to the unavailability of staff in the industry.

He further explained that with the lack of the next generation’s interest in the business, there is a need to hire skilled workers abroad to help sustain the Indian restaurants in the UK. But the possibility of this is far-fetched as with the new rules before a chef is hired from South Asian, his employer is supposed to secure a visa for him by providing a salary of £30,000. This amount is higher than a chef’s pay in an average curry house. Also, staff cannot be gotten in the UK because people are not interested. At this rate, he complained that there might likely be no Indian restaurant in the UK.

Promises Failed

Mr Junue said the primary reason for backing the Brexit was because they were promised that workers from the subcontinent would be permitted to be brought into the country. He added that there was an assurance of change in immigration rules during a meeting between the BCA and the top politicians. This was why BCA supported Brexit.

The owner of Taste of India in Euston London, Mr Redoan Pasha said this plan has caused an increase in the prices of ingredients, lesser customers and lack of staff.

He further said they believed the plan was a good one two years ago, but now the reverse is the case. That is the same complaints from others in the industry who had supported the plan initially.

The vice president of Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality, Mr. Kishan Devani said the restaurateurs believe they had been pushed into the wrong direction and are in regrets.

We are still awaiting comments from Mr. Boris Johnson, Ms. Priti Patel, and Mr. Michael Gove, the leading Brexiteers on the situation.

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