Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:29
...... Why won't eastern Euopeans be able to apply for jobs here, they always did, or is that something the EU will put a stop too? ....
Lyn ((hugs)) sorry about your father.
Eastern Europeans weren't freely able to work here before their countries joined the EU. For a start, their countries were part of the USSR and they could only leave with permission from the Soviet government. After the USSR disintegrated many of the individual countries opted to realign with western Europe, and several have joined the EU, after meeting the conditions which were laid down. This was encouraged by the west as it gave NATO the opportunity to station troops and missiles in Eastern Europe, thus getting right up Russia's nose. This is why Putin has moved to stake a claim to the strategically important Crimea which used to be part of Russia before it was 'given' to the Ukraine in 1953 by Krushchev who came from the Ukraine.
Outside of the EU arrangements, to work in most other countries you have to have a Work Permit. Brits can't go and work in the USA or Australia or most other countries without one. Americans, Australians, Kiwis, Chinese, Indians etc have to have work permits to come and work here. You usually have to prove that there isn't a Brit available to do that particular job.
If we leave the EU it will be the same for Brits who want to work on mainland Europe - they will have to get a work permit.