Home Secretary Amber Rudd faced a backlash on Wednesday when her speech about immigration at the Conservative party conference was accused of having racist overtones.
When she was challenged on her plans, which included forcing businesses to list their foreign workers, she defended herself:
Isn't that disgraceful really. The fact is, we should be able to have a conversation about immigration.
We should be able to have a conversation about what skills we want to have in the UK, where we need to go out of the UK in order to recruit them, in order to help businesses, in order to boost our economy.
However, her words do not change the fact that Theresa May’s plans to leave the EU embraces the kind of ‘hard Brexit’ policies many feared.
With that in mind, here are a few people and businesses May’s policies might expel:
1. Foreign students
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has also promised to reduce migration from 327,000 a year to 100,000 a year, and one way she will do that is by forcing stricter visa rules on foreign students.
2. Boris Johnson
Our Foreign Secretary was born in the US - although he was rumoured to have renounced his citizenship last year.
3. Conservative MP Daniel Robert Kawczynski
Born in Poland. Bad Luck.
4. Mark Carney
The Governor of the Bank of England is Canadian.
5. The Shard
The magnificent building was actually designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.
6. Every club in the Premier League
There are two Toyota plants which employ over 3,500 people in the UK. Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, recently called on Theresa May to enact a ‘soft’ Brexit that would cement the UK’s single market rights.
However, given May’s intention to leave the single market altogether, this many force investors from Japan to look elsewhere.
8. Paddington Bear
Discovered by the Brown family in Paddington station. The bear hails from Peru.
9. Multinational businesses like Google
Under new laws, companies may be forced to list its foreign workers.
10. All the Louis Vuitton stores in the UK
Louis Vuitton is the most popular luxury brand worldwide, having earned $28 billion (£22 billion) in 2015/2016.
11. A large chunk of UK’s textile industry
In 2015 Chanel - a French fashion house - acquired Barrie Knitwear, one of Scotland’s oldest (at over 100 years old) and most successful factories in Hawick.
12. Bill Bryson
Originally from America (Iowa), the best-selling author currently spends his time in Yorkshire and Norfolk.
13. Nelson's fleet
Some 22 different nationalities fought with Nelson. Still, if any of their ancestors happen to be residing in the UK, they might have to leave.
14. Tim Burton
The American director lives in Belsize Park in North London.
Not for long, if May has anything to do with it.
15. The RAF
Away with you!
And take your culture and industry and fashion and work and money and teddy with you.