Davis: Post-Vote EU Migrants Could Be Sent Home as pro-Brexit ‘left’ demonstrates.
Send them back, says David Davis in another triumph for the pro-Brexit ‘Left’.
Brexit minister David Davis says EU migrants who arrive between now and the UK’s departure could be sent home to prevent a last-minute rush to Britain.
Mr Davis wants to secure “a generous settlement for EU migrants here now and a generous settlement for British citizens in the EU” – but this may not apply to newcomers.
On the possibility of a surge of migrants before the departure, Mr Davis told The Mail On Sunday: “We may have to deal with that. There are a variety of possibilities.
“We may have to say that the right to indefinite leave to remain protection only applies before a certain date. But you have to make those judgments on reality, not speculation.”
Mr Davis also claimed Article 50, the two-year mechanism for leaving the EU, should be invoked by early 2017 – meaning the UK would be out by 2019.
Meanwhile a demonstration was held in London by a small number of people, led by the pro-Brexit Counterfire movement.
Several thousand protesters demonstrated in London on Saturday against austerity, racism and the new Tory government. The opposition rally was the biggest major protest since the June 23 Brexit referendum.
Central London saw more than 10,000 anti-Tory campaigners (organisers’ estimate, real figure a couple of thousand) on the streets and Black Lives Matter activists.
The Evening Standard reports,
Organiser Steve Sweeney, 42, said the march was a display of “unity” with refugees and a reminder to Theresa May three days into the job that she faced opposition to her policies.
Steve Sweeney is campaign manager of the Morning Star, a leading Brexit ‘left’ groupuscule, which actively campaigned against ‘cheap’ foreign labour.
Hypocrisy does not even begin to cover this demonstration.