UK Government dismisses Sturgeon’s call for a Post-Brexit Scottish VISA

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The UK Government has dismissed the FM’s proposal which outlined how Scotland could allow migrants to work with a proposed Scotland-only visa system, despite the fact that the report was only released earlier on Monday.

The idea could have satisfied England’s hardened immigration policies while allowing Scots to prosper.

Scotland’s first minister has called on the UK government to help create a post-Brexit “Scottish visa” that would allow easier entry for immigrants willing to commit to living north of the English border.

The call from Nicola Sturgeon on Monday reflects concern about the economic and social implications of the end to freedom of movement for EU citizens, with experts saying it could lead to a fall in the Scottish working age population over the next 25 years because of the slowing birth rate.

Via FT / The National

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