The Herald reports:
A new poll shows majority support in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Britain for reciprocal rights to live and work freely in each other’s nations.
The poll’s release yesterday came as new measures were about to take effect to tighten working rights in the UK for citizens of non-European Union countries.
The poll, commissioned by the Royal Commonwealth Society, shows 70 per cent of Australians, 82 per cent of New Zealanders, 75 per cent of Canadians and 58 per cent of Britons support free mobility between their nations.
The British Government is moving in the opposite direction, however, under public pressure to stem migrant numbers following an influx in recent years, particularly from eastern Europe.
Interesting that while most in the UK don’t want their borders open to the EU, they would open them to NZ, Australia and Canada.
I for one would be happy to have open access to Canada and the UK (we already have it with Australia) in exchange for them having open access to NZ.
Curia was one of the companies that polled for the RCS.
UPDATE: A more detailed story at Stuff.