IT MAy be that Brexit will make it harder for a few hundred thousand eastern europeans from coming into Britain though, by its very nature, it will not have any effect on illegal immigration.
The worrying aspect of Brexit is that, with some honourable exceptions, it is backed mainly by the hard Right.
Although Brexit is dressed up as a battle to make Britain more British, it seems to draw many of its supporters – not all, I hastento add – from the more racist elements in society.
Britain ought to stay in the EU so that it can reform the Treaty of Rome which allows the free movement of labour. By and by, other members will also eventu- ally come round to the view that this treaty, hitherto regarded as sacrosanct, needs to be amended.
Asians should vote for Brexit only if they want their businesses to go bust. The evidence is there to see in an economy that is still fragile. In recent days, BHS and Austin Reed have gone under, adding to the carnage in the high street since 2008.
The disappeared include: MFI (November 2008), Woolworths (January 2009), Zavvi (February 2009), Borders (December 2009), Habitat (June 2011), Peacocks (January 2012), La Senza (January 2012), Game Group (March 2012), Clinton Cards (May 2012), JJB (October 2012), Comet (December 2012), HMv (January 2013), Blockbuster (January 2013), Republic (February 2013), and Phones 4U (September 2014)
I fear Brexit will trigger a crisis in the British economy and cause problems for Asian businesses.
Eastern Eye readers are intelligent and can make up their own minds. But I don’t think someone like Nigel Farrage has their interests at heart. In marked contrast, David Cameron has been a liberal, progressive prime minster. And so has Sir John Major.