Recent talks are suggesting after Brexit. The UK now has the option to return to the free movement of people between it's close relationships of the commonwealth without being controlled by the EU. Are you in favour?
New Zealand citizens
Collectively, we would have the fourth largest economic area in the world, a combined GDP of $5.7 trillion, a GDP per capita value higher than that of the United States, and an unemployment rate of under 6 per cent. More so, citizens of the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada would have the opportunity to work, study and reside freely within these countries, while our businesses recruit the best international talent without the cost, risk and often lengthy delays experienced under present immigration controls.
Would you support the free movement of people between one another with no restrictions regarding work permits or visa controls.
A recent poll by the Commonwealth Exchange shows that 58% of British people, 70% of Australians, 75% of Canadians and 82% of Kiwis are in favour of free movement between our four countries, making it possible for a citizen of any of these nations to live and work in any of the others.
petition to sign
- I'm British. I support it25%(3)21%(12)Vote20%(9)
- I'm British. I don't support0%(0)5%(3)Vote7%(3)
- I'm Canadian. I support it0%(0)4%(2)Vote5%(2)
- I'm Canadian. I don't support it0%(0)5%(3)Vote7%(3)
- I'm Australia. I support it8%(1)11%(6)Vote11%(5)
- I'm Australian. I don't support it8%(1)5%(3)Vote5%(2)
- Non Commonwealth59%(7)49%(27)Vote45%(20)
Most Helpful Girl
As of now, I support it (I'm from Australia) but I feel like I still don't really understand enough about the pros and cons to make a strong decision I can stand by.0
Most Helpful Guy
I have not voted above. Because , I don't fit in any of the options. I belong to INDIA one of the largest commonwealth countries in the world by population. Already there is a sizable population of Indians in Britain , Canada , Australia and New Zealand. Some of the best Doctors and Nurses in UK are of Indian origin. Our Software Engineers are all over the place there. Canada has a lot of Punjabis. New Zealand and Australia know India so well because of our Indian Cricket Team. I am in favor of free movement of people among all common wealth countries without making any restrictions. Why should the agreement be limited among only four countries? People of Indian Origin are already represented in Politics at the highest levels in all these four countries. Altogether there are 53 countries in this group having a population of 2.1 billion people which is almost a third of the world population. 94% of them live in Asia and Africa. So the best solution will be to have free movement between people of all these countries. A selective approach is not the right solution. UK should treat all countries of the common wealth equally. Common Wealth should provide common benefits to all countries of the common wealth equally. Otherwise there is no meaning to have a group of common wealth countries.
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