‘It’s bankrupting us!’ Polish MP savages EU free movement over high migration to Britain
The programmes had limited initial success, but may now benefit from the dramatic drop in the pound following Brexit which has made it less profitable for Eastern Europeans in the UK to send their wages back home.
Recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that net migration tumbled by 84,000 in 2016, with much of the fall being attributed to EU citizens leaving the country.
Former UK prime minister David Cameron attempted to persuade Brussels to amend its free movement laws back in 2015, citing the brain drain as a key reason for bringing in restrictions.
However he was rebuffed by countries including Denmark, which has since significantly toughened up its own stance on immigration and the Schengen zone in light of the migration crisis.