Monty was so proud of his efforts that he Tweeted out his musings beforehand, so we need have nothing to do with paywalls: you can see the results below. He begins his screed by talking of “our European masters”, suggesting that the UK does not govern itself. Thus he attempts to get readers to “look over there”, away from the Parliament we just elected, and away from the concept of pooled sovereignty.
That much is bad enough, but then come the examples of what other countries would supposedly not tolerate that we have to. “Talk to an average American and ask if they would agree to open their borders so that every Mexican or Brazilian had the right to live and work in Kansas or Florida”. Two things here: one, free movement of people is a two-way street (Spain?). And two, Mexicans don’t ask for the right: they just migrate.
Of course, he could ask someone from Kansas or Florida how they'd feel about not being able to go and live and work in another state of the US (or an Australian how they'd feel about the same in their states etc) and get quite a different answer.
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