"Freedom of movement within the EU was not to give added freedom to the citizens of Europe rather it gave big business access to virtually unlimited minimum wage labour.
In the past during periods of full employment like now employers had to pay higher wages to attract staff, those who could not afford to pay those higher wages would have to move those jobs to low wage economies abroad. There was a time when Norwich and Northampton made all our shoes, where were your shoes made? Vietnam?
Now to get more low paid workers employers just bring them in from Eastern Europe, so they do not have to pay more and can keep wage costs down for their business. This has knock on costs for the economy as a whole as low paid workers get tax credits housing benefits and of course use public services. This can mean that we the tax payers end up subsidising big business.
If we allow these low paid jobs to move abroad rather than import low paid workers our economy would not be so large but individual wages would be higher and the benefits bill would be reduced.
Without these unskilled low paid workers the pressure on housing, schools and health services would be reduced."