UPDATE 2-PM May rejects points-based immigration controls sought by Brexit campaigners

lunes 5 de septiembre de 2016 09:37 GYT
 

* PM May says no silver bullet for post-Brexit immigration

* May says points-based immigration systems don't give control

* Britain wants "some control" over post-Brexit EU immigration

* May tells China's Xi: Golden ties don't depend on Hinkley Point (Adds May quotes)

By William James

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May rejected a "points-based" system to screen immigrants, setting up a potential conflict with Brexit campaigners in her government who promised to bring in Australian-style controls over EU migrants.

May, who favoured staying in the European Union but has pledged to deliver on the June 23 referendum vote by steering Britain out of the bloc, said such systems were difficult to manage and there was no "silver bullet" on immigration.

May has made clear that there will have to be some controls over immigration but has yet to say how they will work - a crucial issue for employers and for negotiations with the EU over future British access to the European market.

"What the British people voted for on the 23rd of June was to bring some control into the movement of people from the European Union to the UK," she told reporters on Monday after a two-day summit of leaders from G20 nations in China.   Continuación...