The Mastermind of Vote Leave Just Outlined an Excellent Plan for Post-Brexit Immigration Policy

By Kieran Corcoran | 8:49 am, October 11, 2016

The mastermind of Vote Leave’s referendum-winning tactics has sketched out a reasonable and achievable plan for a British immigration system after Brexit.

Dominic Cummings, a behind-the-scenes operator who coined the “Take Back Control” slogan and organised Vote Leave’s campaign, listed a 14-part plan on his Twitter feed this afternoon.

It came as the Government and opposition continued to tie itself in knots over reconciling its relationship with the EU single market with public desire for control over immigration.

Cummings mixes elements of the “hard Brexit” and “soft Brexit” camp. He advocates for a total break from EU free movement rules – and warns against any binding treaties that would tie the UK into unlimited movement.

He also says the government should ditch its “tens of thousands” pledge, and throw open the gates to high-skilled immigrants with PhDs and scientific skills, while cutting back significantly on low-skilled workers – a combo he claims 80% of the population would accept.

Read the whole feed here:

(ECHR=European Convention on Human Rights)

(DC/GO = David Cameron/George Osborne)

(ECA72 = European Communities Act 1972, HRA = Human Rights Act)