The Great Migration Reversal

Recently the Economist published an article entitled “How the pandemic reversed old migration patterns in Europe”. According to the author, in 2020 Europe saw a great reverse migration, as those who had sought work abroad returned home. In this video, IEA Head of Media Emily Carver asks Dr Kristian Niemietz, IEA Head of Political Economy and Matt Kilcoyne, Deputy Director at the Adam Smith Institute whether they believe this will be a lasting trend, whether we should prioritise free movement from CANZUK countries, and what role immigration will play in our economic recovery.