He also points out that the United Kingdom places high in economic freedom rankings – such as the ranking conducted by the Canadian Fraser institute, coming in 10th in the world. After Brexit, protectionist countries may find it easier to gain majority on the EU forum.
Moreover, given the number of Poles living on the Isles, the issue of access to the British labour market after Brexit is of key importance for Poland. Deputy Chairman and Chief Economist of the Civic Growth Forum (FOR) Aleksander Łaszek emphasizes that as of now, Great Britain requires employees from outside of the EU to have a minimum annual income of 35 000 pounds, so Brexit would harm unqualified workers first and foremost.
Piotr Kamiński adds that in 2014, Poles living in the UK sent 1 bln euro to Poland, 22 percent of all currency transfers from abroad.