The majority of the British support the government’s plan for EU citizens resident in Britain to resettle and work after the expiry of British EU membership (Brexit) do not apply more favorable immigration rules than those coming from countries outside the European Union.
According to the British Government’s resolution published this week, after the Brexit, the same rules would apply for the licensing of the establishment and employment of those arriving from the European Union and non-EU countries.
The survey conducted by the UK’s largest polling team, YouGov’s 3168 electoral sample, on Wednesday, shows that the absolute majority of British people agree. The idea was approved by 53 percent of respondents and only 21 percent would support EU citizens living in Britain after Brexit having a “special status”.
According to the survey, the proportion of those who agreed with the government plan was particularly high among those who voted for Brexit on a referendum on UK membership of the EU in 2016, with 51.9 percent narrow majority votes. 70 percent of them want the same immigration rules as those coming from the EU to be valid after the expiry of British membership of the EU as well as other nationals, and only 11 percent would support the preferential treatment of Union citizens’ residency and work applications in Great Britain after Brexit .
According to YouGov’s survey, there are also relative, 43 per cent majority of those who are voting against the special status of EU immigrants who voted for the referendum. At the same time, 35% of the voters would support EU nationals receiving preferential immigration if they arrive in Britain after Brexit.
According to the British Conservative British government’s decision this week, the EU’s remaining nationals wishing to settle in Britain after the expiry of British EU membership would no longer be granted preferential treatment more than those arriving from non-EU countries. However, for the time being, this is only a declarations of intent and discussion, rather than a definitive, definitive decision.
According to the current government plan, EU citizens who have spent five years living in Britain for the end of the transitional period scheduled for the end of the British EU membership until March 31, 2020 will apply for permanent residence permits with unchanged entitlements.
Those who arrive before the British exit but are not yet in the UK for five years until the end of the transition period can complete the five-year stay period and then apply for permanent residency status.
However, the British government has already indicated that, after Brexit, there will certainly be an end to non-compulsory immigration from European Union countries.