Originally published at TheNational.ae
Does rhetoric matter? I ask because the Home Office draft document on the UK’s immigration policy post-Brexit that was leaked this week represents a marked departure from the positive tone used in the referendum campaign by the Leave-supporting members of the current Cabinet. They were keen to argue that Britain would be an open and global trading nation after leaving the EU. “I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe, and always will be,” wrote Boris Johnson, now Foreign
Secretary, in an article for the Daily Telegraph in the immediate aftermath on the Brexit vote. “There will still be intense and intensifying European co-operation and partnership in a huge number of fields: the arts, the sciences, the universities,” he insisted, and sought to give his reassurance to EU citizens.