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True Migration Value – Why the UK Economy is under Threat

In All, Brexit, British Citizenship, EU Referendum, EU Workers by Adam

Few people really appreciate the Migration Value in the UK, and rely of the usual bigoted remarks from the media to spur on the narratives we here. The whole EU referendum was debated and decided on the basis of a simplistic “either/or” which opened it up to ideological abuse. It meant that no-one really needed to explain anything: they just threw insult and jibes and hoped for the best. But we didn’t get the “best” in any way. Put aside individual voting preferences and you see both sides of the referendum lost out. 48% of the nation are lumbered with something they don’t want. Even worse, they will now never get to know what the reformed alternative could have been. We’ve been left with a situation where the fight seems to be more about allowing Brexit to do as little …

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Brexit Democracy already being Questioned

In All, Brexit, EU Referendum by Adam

Article 50 was triggered just yesterday and I already have a question about the romanticism of ‘Brexit Democracy’. Surely eyebrows should be raised by the idea that hundreds or even thousands of EU Laws will be rushed through into UK law without our sovereign parliament’s involvement or vote. To be honest I am angry that I first learn about this from an article in the Independent article Brexit will see 1,000 new laws passed into British law with no parliamentary scrutiny. I am in two minds about this. Part of me wants to express relief that substantial time will not be wasted on so many laws that pretty much just need a Microsoft Word “Replace All” from EU to UK. However, the other part of my mind is very concerned by the idea of these going unchecked. And that comes from my own …

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Why a Second Referendum Could Just Repeat the Same Mistake

In All, Brexit, EU Referendum, Poll by Adam

There were calls for a second Referendum since approximately…the 24th of June 2016. Most of those calls have no doubt come from those who felt bitter about the loss. However, there is a lot of intelligent and considered thought – which only ever seems to happen in hindsight – about the nature of the original referendum and the problems it showed. If we just had a second referendum we could end up repeating the same mistakes. I have discussed the problem of the way the referendum ran and ended before, especially since the knife-edge result was seen in the Scottish independence and the American presidential elections, too. The the problem lies with the way such a huge and complex decision of constitutional level was left to an “either/or” vote. It was like answering an essay question with a “yes” or a …

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UK Permanent Residency: Poker-Faced Politics

In All, Brexit, EU Referendum, EU Workers, Permanent Residency by Adam

Theresa May has always played her cards close to her chest in her political career, and she has a reputation for standing by her decisions with steely determination. When it comes to the issue of UK Permanent Residency for EU migrants, however, there is growing opposition from cross-party politics that make this episode a bit more tricky. One of the unusual aspects of the EU referendum was how it became a cross-party issue, seeing MPs from all sides being free from the “whip” and able to take the side they preferred. Or rather take the side they genuinely understood represented their constituents’ opinion. The UK Permanent Residency Promise But far beyond the referendum, and even after MPs had crawled back to their own sides – some with tails between their political legs – we now see a different cross-party action …

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Permanent Residency and Job Security: Too much to save the NHS?

In All, EU Referendum by Adam

No-one likes to feel undervalued in their job, and especially not those who work in the caring professions. NHS nurses are no exception to this, and the nursing profession in the NHS. Despite being the best part of eight months since the Brexit vote, EU nationals still have no solid commitment from the government on a guaranteed  grant of Permanent Residency (PR). If there is no promises of a life if the UK how could there being promise of long term commitment from the nurses? After all – could you uproot your entire life to move from the UK to another home in a different country without the guarantee of a future? As a result, it is getting harder for the NHS to market itself to EU nurses simply because of this lack of clarity.  Currently, there are 7000 nurses …

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British Citizenship Solicitors: Recognising Responsibility over Rights

In All, British Citizenship, EU Referendum by Adam

Having British Citizenship as a mark of identity is not something we often talk about as Brits.  We are a stiff upper lip nation who are more likely to nod politely, and grunt nonchalantly when it comes to national pride. We’re also made up of a group of countries that  have their own national pride. So when it comes to giving legal advice, British Citizenship Solicitors are usually advising more in terms of securing rights to reside, to work, to live. Above all, they are seeking to help people secure a new home and future. That individual identity also feeds into the national identity.  However, British sovereignty became a major factor in the EU referendum, with many people all vying for Britain to take back its sovereignty from the EU. It was a friend of mine who recently asked me what …