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Immigration curbs after Brexit will 'pull rug' from the Highlands

Immigration curbs after Brexit will 'pull rug' from the Highlands

MSP says white paper will harm area’s economy, which is facing ‘demographic timebomb’The UK government’s immigration white paper “completely pulls the rug from under the feet of businesses and communities in the Highlands”, according to the Scottish National party’s Kate Forbes, one of the area’s most vocal representatives.The Scottish government warned last Thursday the government’s white paper on immigration would cut the number of workers from Europe eligible to work in Scotland by up to 85%. Forbes identified a “failure of imagination” from politicians who spent so much of their working lives in densely-populated cities that they cannot fathom there are areas of the country where that is not the case. Related: The post-Brexit immigration plans at a glance Related: Scottish Highlands feel the strain as tourism surge causes disruption Continue reading...

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