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Britain doesn’t need to leave Europe to control EU migration

But now we are on the way out, we should think carefully before overhauling the current immigration system

By Catherine Barnard  

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

A reading of the tabloid press over the last five years or so would have you believe that (EU) migrants are a scourge, that as a European Union member state we can do nothing to stop them coming, that we cannot control them once they are here, nor can we deport them. As a result, taking back control of our borders became an important theme for those advocating Brexit.

The real picture is different. This is not the place to make the case for…

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