EU referendum: Boris and Gove pledge tough new immigration system after Brexit, by Peter Dominiczak and Steven Swinford.
Migrants will be barred from entering Britain after a Brexit unless they can speak good English and have the right skills for a job, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have pledged as they set out their vision for the UK outside of the EU.
What a radical change. What an easy promise to make. See, just like that.
Their statement, which is also signed by employment minister Priti Patel, will infuriate Downing Street and represents a major challenge to David Cameron’s authority.
It will be seen as the first policy of a Eurosceptic manifesto that could be enacted after a Brexit and will bolster claims by Mr Cameron’s critics that he cannot remain as Prime Minister until 2020 if Britain votes to leave the EU on June 23.
hat-tip Stephen Neil