Commenting on the leaked Home Office report, Barbara Roche, chair of the Migration Matters Trust, said,
"If the government implemented what is in the leaked Home Office paper there would be two consequences.
First, a cliff edge hard Brexit in March 2019. Any thoughts of a managed transition period with single market participation would fly out of the window because the EU has made clear that continued free movement is a prerequisite for such a transition. The economic shock would be like an asteroid hitting the British economy.
Second, in the chaos of falling off the Brexit cliff edge, cutting the number 'low skill' migrants would cause huge labour shortages which would further drive British businesses to the wall.
The combined impact would be catastrophic for British jobs and prosperity.
Implementing the leaked report would be an act of abject economic illiteracy."