Commenting on the UK government’s planned changes to immigration rules which will not offer visas to so-called ‘low-skilled’ migrant workers after Brexit, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil said:

“The UK Government’s hostile environment continues to cause misery and this latest policy announcement on post-Brexit visas could have devastating consequences for our economy.

“We already know how the UK Government’s policy of not allowing Work Visas for non-EEA workers is damaging to the West Coast fishing industry – this policy announcement will be harmful to many sectors such as hospitality, social care and agriculture.”