Can migration be controlled inside the EEA?

Today, in response to the announcement by Labour’s Keir Starmer about the possibility of the UK remaining in the EEA after Brexit; Labour Member of Parliament for Aberavon Stephen Kinnock tweeted the below message:


In non-twitter speak:

“Keir Starmer calls for a settlement on immigration. Article 112 of the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement allows for a quota-based immigration system.”  Continue reading Can migration be controlled inside the EEA?

Lessons from Norway

Journalist Stephen Bush‏ recently wrote an article for the New Statesman in which he criticised those advocating an EFTA-style soft Brexit.

In the article he wrote:

“…the difficult truth is that these countries are, de facto, in the European Union in any meaningful sense. It’s hard to see how, if the United Kingdom continues to be subject to the free movement of people, continues to pay large sums towards the European Union, and continues to have its laws set elsewhere, we have “honoured the referendum result”…”[i]

While incorrect, we can see where he picked up such inaccuracies.  Continue reading Lessons from Norway