The European Union referendum in Britain has increasingly centred around immigration. As an immigrant to another European Union country myself, I believe that without immigration the EU would grind to a standstill. Immigration has changed the face of Europe for the better. Take London. There are now thousands of young Spaniards working across the British capital adding to the great cosmopolitan mix. Take Majorca. There are hundreds of British-owned businesses operating here, proving that the EU is good for business. Imagine the drama and the heartache which a British exit would cause for hundreds of British-owned businesses: their staff may need work permits and obviously the whole employment process would be a lot more difficult.

In Britain it is evident that without immigration the country would simply not work. What is the problem with EU citizens going to another member state in search of a new life?After all that is why many Britons moved to Spain. It is complete madness to believe that if Britain left the EU everything would be the same. I sincerely hope that the British people realise the benefits of EU membership and how this is reflected in our everyday lives. Yes, Britain could probably stand alone and close its borders to the world but I don´t think that is the British way. Britain is an economic powerhouse thanks, in part, to immigration.


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Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

"Steve" - your comment at the bottom - you've missed "wards" off the end of your final word!!


Simon Tow / Hace over 5 years

Great Britain was an even bigger "economic powerhouse" (which it isn´t) before mass immigration became the norm.


Sean Dobson / Hace over 5 years

The major problem in the UK is that we do not have enough houses to house all those seeking housing whether from within the UK or elsewhere and you can thank Margaret Thatcher for that,she offered people the right to buy their council house but forbid new houses to be built with the revenue from the sale of council housing this has led in a large part to the current housing shortage since not enough council houses or ''affordable'' homes have been built to replenish the social housing stock and now Cameron is offering people the right to buy their housing association home and up to one more MILLION social houses are expected to be sold which will make housing even scarcer.


Sean Dobson / Hace over 5 years

It's funny how Canada,Australia,America,New Zealand,China,Hong Kong,Singapore and hundreds of other countries have not ''ground to a standstill'' I wonder why.? There is no problem with anyone seeking a new life in another country but the UK does not need immigrants to stack shelves in supermarkets,serve coffee or pick spuds,we have enough unemployed people here who should be made to do such jobs or lose their benefits.


Steve / Hace over 5 years

You don't know what your talking about we are the ngreatest country in the world and we ate sick and tired of being overrun by foreigners we are taking our country back