German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a chilling warning to Britain, warning that Germany will punish residents if the UK authorities places an finish to free motion after Brexit.
Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to impose tighter immigration controls post-Brexit in 2019, Mrs Merkel hit again at her British counterpart, warning her in opposition to taking management of the UK border.
In a sinister speech on the L20 commerce union summit in Germany, Merkel stated: “If the British government ends the free movement of people, that will have its price. That’s not malice.”
“But they cannot say there will be an upper limit of 100,000 or 200,000 EU citizens, no more – this will not work.”
Express.co.uk reviews: The Prime Minister lately attacked Brussels’ stance on Brexit, claiming some Eurocrats need the upcoming divorce talks to fail.
Speaking final month, she warned: “There are some in Brussels who do not want these talks to succeed, who do not want Britain to prosper.”
Mrs May will unveil her post-Brexit immigration coverage when the Tory election manifesto is launched tomorrow.
Earlier this week Jeremy Corbyn vowed to impose a system of “managed migration” if elected to Downing Street.
The Labour chief added: “Clearly the free movement ends when we leave the European Union.”
Meanwhile the Liberal Democrat manifesto vows to ensure the rights of EU migrants dwelling within the UK after Brexit.
The doc, launched as we speak, additionally criticises “the abuse of refugees” and “toxic rhetoric on immigration and about immigrants themselves”.
It states: “We will not let campaigners for a hard Brexit pretend that racism and discrimination are a kind of patriotism.”