Matthew Feeney on Why British Free Marketeers Should Welcome Romanian and Bulgarian Immigrants


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Yesterday, the remaining transitional controls on the free movement of Romanians and Bulgarians within the European Union were lifted. Romanians and Bulgarians are now free to work anywhere within the economic bloc thanks to one of its only good policies. Some politicians who are self-described fans of the free market came out against the free movement of people. Matthew Feeney explains that the political rhetoric in the U.K. surrounding Bulgarian and Romanian migration has highlighted the fact that politicians from political parties whose members claim to be either pro-markets, anti-E.U., or both would implement anti-capitalist policies hostile to the free movement of people if they were given free rein.