UKIP Scotland leader Donald MacKay gave his views on the matter.
Sputnik: Would a points-based immigration system be beneficial for the UK?
Donald MacKay: The Conservative Party has stolen the policy from UKIP of course, because that was one of the policies that was promoted when Nigel Farage was the leader, so I think that it would be an excellent idea, I’m a little bit sceptical that they will actually do it, but if they do, it will be a good thing.
Why would we struggle to get low skilled workers when we have unemployment? Are we saying that our own nationals are incapable, or unwilling to do those jobs, I would disagree with that, possibly it’s cheaper to get European labour, I don’t know, but I suspect large businesses are making an issue when there is no issue, there’s no shortage of labour that’s for sure.
Sputnik: Will Boris Johnson deliver a clean break Brexit?
Donald MacKay: I’m not confident about it no. I never underestimate the fact that the Conservative Party has historically been the most pro-European party we have and always has been, and so I would suspect that they will cobble up what looks like a Brexit deal, but isn’t really.
I could be wrong; and that’s fine, but that’s how I would see it, I think that there are far too many forces within the Conservative Party and within the business community, who will not want to see a no-deal Brexit, which is what we should get.
Sputnik: Could the EU face an existential crisis if Brexit turns out to be a success?
That’s what the EU is worried about, that’s why they have been trying to stop it in all kinds of ways, and I still think that they will try to stop it, and to make it as difficult as possible, because they will be afraid of the possible disintegration, or certainly a contraction, as other countries realise that it’s an organisation to be avoided.
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