Britain would extend an Australian-style points-based immigration system to European Union citizens if it votes to leave the bloc, the “Out” campaign said on Wednesday, ratcheting up the pressure on a key issue ahead of the June 23 referendum.
Two polls on Tuesday showed Britons have moved towards voting to leave the bloc after official figures published last week put net migration at the second highest level on record last year.
A YouGov poll published on Wednesday put both sides level on 41 percent, unchanged from its previous survey.
Senior members of the Out campaign including former London Mayor Boris Johnson and Justice Secretary Michael Gove said immigration post-Brexit would be based on job and language skills.
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