The following courtesy of my good colleague William Dartmouth, UKIP’s trade Spokesman:
Adrian Webster writes (Sunday Telegraph April 2nd) : “… No new trade deal (with the EU) comes without immigration quotas….”
The EU has over 100 Trade Agreements. Of these, it is only the four EFTA countries – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway whose specific and particular trade agreements require “freedom of movement”. Of these four, Liechtenstein has a derogation and Switzerland voted against “freedom of movement” in a referendum in 2014. So that leaves just two countries – Norway and Iceland – who have granted “freedom of movement” in return for a Trade Agreement with the EU.
None of the EU’s other trade agreements has freedom of movement — let alone immigration quotas.
Mr. Webster is in good company when he peddles this blatant falsehood. It has been restated on Bloomberg and – endlessly — on the BBC.