When you actually break it down, the system is actually more favourable and easier to meet than the previous one, but now it applies to all. 'Low-skilled' migrants from non-EU countries can't get visas now.
This immigration system isn't a tough new approach; the removal of freedom of movement is the tougher approach. The government could, in theory, have just left the current points-based system in place but just applied it to EU migrants too but they're actually lowered the requirements.
It's very much another Tory smoke and mirrors job in terms of what they're actually doing compared to what they're making out that they're doing.