Sorry, but you can’t

One of the bigger mysteries about UK politicians and the constant hot air they spout on subjects over which they have no control whatsoever is that the MSM seem to lap it up and put what they say vertabim online and on their pages without doing an actual check to see if it’s true or possible.

Take any pronouncements concerning the EU…


BRITAIN plans to seek new limits on EU migrants’ rights to claim benefits here.
David Cameron signalled a crackdown yesterday and said the Government’s review of Brussels powers would consider making it harder to claim handouts.
Critics of large-scale immigration say Britain’s generous social security system acts as a magnet to migrants.
The UK has already been involved in disputes with the EU over Brussels’ demands for Britain to open its welfare system to more people.

What Cameron isn’t saying is that we can’t and we’ve been told we can’t not just by the EU but by the European Court of Human Rights. This is something that as signatories to the various EU diktats and by extension signing the Human Rights Act we have become chained to someone else’s legal (and moral) system. We don’t make the rules anymore and Cameron knows this. One of the only things a UK government can set policy on is education and look at the mess they’ve made of that. So what we have is Cameron talking tough and appearing EUskeptic on a subject that is completely out of his hands. EU immigrants here have to be offered the same benefits as UK subjects, that’s what the free movement of labourwhich the EU upholds is all about, they move here and work here (or live here) and they get the same benefits as anyone else here, same with UK workers going to their countries. The fact that they don’t have a real benefits system and make you learn their languages notwithstanding.

If Cameron believes he can change this then he is deluding himself (and those who believe him) any other interpretation means that he’s lying.

4 comments for “Sorry, but you can’t

  1. January 7, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Good stuff, but in education too Cameron is toeing the line – as in foreigners being entitled to free university tuition (because no-one pays the fees up front), and the baccalaureate/junior EBac gradually taking root in our schools. Probably climate change has to be on the curriculum too 😉

  2. Furor Teutonicus
    January 7, 2013 at 7:45 am

    XX same with UK workers going to their countries.XX

    Not quite.

    Germany, you have three months to find work, then you are out. (“No visible means of support”) AFTER finding work, you must work at LEAST 12 months in 24, before you get a single cent in benefit.

    Having said that, I can not recall it ever been tested in court.

    Also, Italy and France appear to have no problems, throwing E.U “citizens” out.

    • January 7, 2013 at 8:04 am

      Some of that might be the British jobsworth mentality embedded into the higher echelons of the civil service. They’ve never met a rule yet that they couldn’t enforce or twist into something it was never designed for. It’s called ‘gold plating’ I believe.

      • SteveW
        January 7, 2013 at 10:06 am

        ‘Gold plating’ is like a more expensive version of ‘brown nosing’.

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