Monday, 27 August 2018
English irony: Turkish immigrants
The talks aimed at a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and Turkey are intensifying, according to the current Private Eye. Turkey is already in a customs union with the EU, but her membership application is stalled indefinitely while the virtual dictatorship of President Erdogan denies human rights. However, Erdogan will no doubt take the opportunity of obtaining visa-free travel for Turks as part of any free trade agreement with a desperate Liam Fox. Thus the spectre of unlimited immigration to the UK from Turkey which was raised by the Leave campaigns and which is not possible while we are members of the EU, could become real if we are outside the Union.