An opponent of Brexit demonstrates outside of parliament in London on November 20th. (Andy Rain / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock) LONDON…
LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May basically called the 3 million Europeans living in Britain a lot of buyers. This has upset some people, because it’s quite an insult here.
Understand that in Britain, the queue is simply not clear. Not by the British people, or their long-term guests.
East London, West London, posh or poor, primary school or private, city or country – if there is a queue, you will be bloody good.  Keep calm and keep going?
The whole reason that the Britons – which are actually very excitable – can keep calm is that there is a queue, and they know that if they are behind it, they will eventually come to the front of it.
You know who’s cutting in line? In the British mind? Barbarians. Vikings. Foreigners.
It is true that a clueless tourist will sometimes jump in the queue and then everyone who is in line will collectively become unbelievable and invisibly upset until they collectively decide not to actually say something high to the tourist because it would be rude.
But they believe it .
In a large number to promote its Brexit business to business leaders in the country on Monday, it promised: “It will no longer be that EU citizens, regardless of the skills or experience they have to offer, can jump in the queue before engineers from Sydney or software developer from Delhi. “
Egads. Europeans did not like it at all.
Guy Verhofstadt, the coordinator of Brexit for the European Parliament, went on Twitter to remind the 3 million EU citizens “Living, Working, Contributing to British Societies” Do not Jump In The Queue “nor British Citizens In Europe.”
E.U. Citizens, whether they are Romanian astrophysics or French households, are allowed to live and work in Britain legally because they are members of the European Union, like the British, who also have the right to live and work in other E.U. countries. This “free movement” is one of the pillars of E.U. and its predecessor, which Britain joined in 1973.
Brexit will change all that – when Britain finally leaves the union sometime in 2021 or 2022, or whenever, depending on who you think. May has said that part of Brexit’s commitment to “take back control” means taking control of Britain’s immigration policy.
“Free movement will end,” told Parliament last week. “It’s one of the most important factors I believe in the vote in the referendum, which we have to make sure we deliver to the British people.”
May has promised to reduce total immigration from hundreds of thousands to tens of thousands, and to prefer the highly-qualified “best and brightest” high-ranking low-skilled, low-paid workers who are currently harvesting the crops, cleaning the hotel rooms and caring for the sick and older in the UK.
In the future, EU Citizens will not get any preferences she promised, over anyone from India or Australia.
MAY’s line of jumping in sex was considered to be deeply insulting, not only by foreigners but by many Britons.
LBC radio host James O “Brien started trending on social media after a clip from his show Tuesday, where he lambasted May for her comments, went viral. By marking Europeans buyer, he said May characterized them as” a cheat , like someone who is not trusted, like someone who will play the system, someone who does not really play with a straight bat as someone who is a bit iffy, a bit dubious. Why? Why? Because they are foreigners. “
May did not miss. It was in copies of her printed numbers. Political analysts believed she meant it a bit of red meat for hardcore Brexiteers.
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote on Twitter,” Stop EU citizens jumping in the queue “- that the case for Brexit has been reduced.
– Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) to such an unfortunate and self-weakening bottom line is depressing in the extreme. “
She called the May line” really shameful. “
MEP Layla Moran said May must apologize.
The British press questioned May’s official spokesman what the prime minister meant.
The spokesman replied, “We have always been aware of the important contribution that EU citizens make to our economy and to public services.
” The prime minister’s point is that we want a global system where people’s skills form the basis for that they can work in the UK “