Speaking yesterday to Investment Migration Insider, Maria Patsalos – one of Britain’s foremost experts on immigration law and partner of Mishcon de Reya LLP, the London-based law firm that recently represented Gina Miller in the high-profile UK Supreme Court case which ruled that Theresa May’s government may not initiate Brexit proceedings without a prior act of Parliament – shared her analysis of the potential consequences for immigration policy of today’s British general election.
“…the Conservatives are really concerned with bringing net migration down to the tens of thousands” Patsalos commented, and went on to underscore that a Theresa May victory would make a so-called “hard” Brexit more likely. A hard Brexit would mean Britain giving up full access to the EU common market and customs union. Such an arrangement would give the UK full control of its borders and enable to engage in new trade deals.
Labor, Patsalos added, had no stated intentions of curbing migration and were looking for a “soft” Brexit.
For the full analysis, see the video below: