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28 June 2016

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MARTIN

In light of comments made by various EU leaders/analysts etc. to their electorates explaining that the Brexit vote was mainly a rejection of freedom of movement and the numbers of overseas citizens settling in UK, is there not also a case that the strong remain vote in Scotland could encourage more investment in Scotland, and away from other parts of UK, as overseas investors and citizens will feel "more welcome" than elsewhere. Have noticed in London there's already a distancing from other parts of England in messages being sent out in local media and by the mayor (i.e. we love out multi-cultural heritage, Europeans are always welcome in London). With Theresa May, the likely new PM, having a track record of introducing various "deportation" initiatives (e.g. for non-EU citizens earning less than £35k etc. not to have their work permits renewed) and refusing to provide re-assurance to EU citizens currently resident in the country about their futures (i.e. it's just another card in her hand to play as and when required) regional rather than national messages may have a more significant impact on how the rest of the world views the attitudes in various parts of the country and their likelihood to invest, re-locate or visit for purely touristic reasons.

John spence

Martin,

It seems you are a remainer which is fair enough. However to complain about May enforcing the law while Home Sec. Is pathetic. It's right that in any country those who enter illegally or stay illegally are dealt with. The same would apply in an independent Scotland. Those who do not follow the law, need to understand that they will face consequences under the law. Having a visa for a limited period does not give a permanent entitlement to, live and work here, nor should it.

If you don't like a law campaign to have it changed, don't complain about it being enforced.

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