UK Casts Doubt On Points-based Immigration After Brexit

UK casts doubt on points-based immigration after Brexit

LONDON, (Pakistan Point News - APP -5th Sep,2016) : British Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to cracking down on immigration from the European Union, while casting doubts on introducing a points-based system, according to her comments released on Sunday. May's plans for immigration policy in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU remained a key discussion point as she travelled to the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou to attend the G20 summit.

"They (voters) wanted to see an ability to be able to control the movement of people from the European Union. And obviously that's what I say, not free movement as it has been in the past," she told journalists on Saturday. The June 23 referendum saw Britain vote by 52 percent to leave the EU, following a campaign which was dominated by immigration. May was appointed after her predecessor David Cameron resigned following the vote and -- although she campaigned to remain in the EU -- she has promised to forge ahead with Brexit. APP/AFP/anm