Freedom of Movement

A couple of months ago I commented on a proposal by Dr. Andrew Lilico about establishing a CANZUK (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom) free trade area which would, likely also include a “freedom of movement” provision and, perhaps, even some form of military cooperation.

I think Dr Lilico’s idea ought to be taken seriously and, in an article in the Daily Mail, Nic commonwealth_freedom_of_movement_organisation_logoWhite, reporting from Australia, says that “The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation wants citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK to have unrestricted rights to live, work and travel in all four countries … [and] … Its founder James Skinner argued the deal would have all the economic and social benefits of the EU without the drawback of uneven migration.

(The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organization is a relatively young body (founded in 2014) that appears to have been born out of one man’s frustrations. But its aims seem solid, to me.)

The Daily Mails also says that “A YouGov poll earlier this year found 70 per cent of Australians, 75 per cent of Canadians, 82 per cent of New Zealanders and 58 per cent of Britons supported free mobility.” Maybe Mr Skinner is on to something.

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