Missing the point

Seems some of our MP’s believe that a total ban on immigration ‘should’ be available to the government with regard to the EU. Which as an exercise in wishful thinking is a bit of a corker, you have to wonder if our MP’s are really that stupid.


Britain should be able to block immigration from other EU countries during the current period of high unemployment, according to a group of influential MPs.
In an article for The Telegraph, the joint chairmen of the cross party group on balanced migration, Frank Field, a former Labour minister, and Nicholas Soames, a former Conservative minister, say that David Cameron must do more to tackle “the elephant in the room” by restricting European immigration.
The MPs, two of the most influential politicians in the immigration debate, suggest that draconian action should now be considered “during periods of high unemployment” — such as now — to protect low-skilled British workers struggling to compete with foreigners for jobs.
One in five young British workers is currently unemployed, with about one million people aged 18 to 24 out of work.
The MPs say that Britain is still facing an influx of people at an “unsustainable level” despite Coalition action to reduce immigration.
They add that the expected wave of immigration from Bulgaria and Romania — which could lead to 50,000 people a year moving to this country from next year — means that the need to tackle the issue “could not be more stark.”

One wonders a just which bit of the supposed guarantee the free movement of people, (part of the EU’s ‘four freedoms – goods, capital, services, and people) they are struggling with. It does come to something when the EUsceptics actually know more about how the damned thing is supposed to work than the people who handed us over to the bloody thing in the first place.

And this is exactly what I said it was, an exercise in wishful thinking as the various treaties we have with the EU mean that we cannot block internal immigration, nor put extra tariffs on EU goods (minimum pricing) because ‘gasp’ it’s against the rules!

The only way we can protect our borders and people from such immigration would be to leave the EU entirely.

Has this been suggested by the committee?

Hell no.

Just more bloody words and no deeds, typical politicians…

9 comments for “Missing the point

  1. March 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    And the only reason immigrants get the jobs is because in general British workers can’t be bothered to get the low paid jobs. Though they might get more working than on benefits, the difference is usually not enough to make it worthwhile switching. Plus some immigrants are happy to work in the black market where the minimum wage doesn’t affect them.

    • Furor Teutonicus
      March 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      When British/West European landlords, and shops are willing to accept “Third world prices”, then I will be willing to work for third world wages.

  2. Ed P
    March 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    There’s also a deep level of corruption in certain trades, e.g., building, where casual labour is mostly controlled by gangmasters. Your “sofa-lounging local” stereotype will not get a job, even if wanted, ahead of the gangmaster’s own nationals.

  3. Able
    March 29, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Politicians without a clue? I’m shocked I tell you, well maybe not!

    For me the issue isn’t, and has never really been, about the free movement of people. It has been to do with the ‘requirement’ that those peoples, from other countries and thus never having contributed one iota to Britain in any shape or form, be treated ‘the same as the native population’ (or better in the view of the lefty idiots). In other words, all those coming here seeking work, a better life, relying on their own efforts to improve their lot (assuming there are any) are drowned in a sea of spongers with their hands out as soon as they step off the ferry/train/plane (I always found it amazing that these ‘destitute’ peoples always managed to be able to find the money for first class travel).

    I think, and suspect that even politicians (and those who only use their ‘brains’ top keep their ears apart – or am I repeating myself?) understand that, as with the Australian system, requiring evidence of skills, employment and sufficient moneys to support oneself and dependants and refusing all access to benefits/services until a number of years contributing (without accessing them at the same time) would suddenly (amazingly) stop the influx of immigrants.

    My local area is inundated with Portuguese people. They were recruited by a local employer. They came over, worked a month or so, claimed their ‘free houses’ (being given priority of course over the local population because of having no ‘family network’ apparently?!?) and went onto unemployment. Now they have brought their families, friends and neighbours over (all either housed or sub-letting the houses their friends were given, which of course the benefits office turns a blind eye to). I have lost count of the number of conversations I have had with families who have decided to, on unemployment, have more children, which they did not in Portugal because they could not afford to. So of course our schools, hospital and other services are stretched to the limit.

    If I went to Portugal and could not find work – guess what? I’d be SOL (as to priority as a foreigner? They’d laugh at me for suggesting such a farcical concept). Well the ‘reciprocal agreement’ across Europe should be exactly that. They come here, they get no more than they would at home. End of story!

    Oh, and coincidentally it would solve the ‘non-European’ immigrant problem too. Win win then?

    (climbing carefully off my soap box)

  4. mona
    March 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    UkIP is the bogeyman Cameron is not going to stop immigration from anywhere, he is pure Common Pupose or say it nicely an Agenda 21 Commumitairian.

  5. March 30, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Not sure which will come first – a UKIP government or a mass lynching of politicians and other filth. Oh yes, politicians includes UKIP……

    • Mudplugger
      March 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      It would be a disappointing shame if we got a UKIP government before we’d held the mass politician lynchings.

      Sequence is everything.

      • March 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        First, we would have to have a single UKIP MP. Not much chance of that I suspect.

        It took 50-years from the founding of the SNP until they got their first MP and now they run Scotland. Expect the same sort of time-scale for UKIP.

        Assuming either the EU or UKIP lasts that long.

        • Swiftbrush
          April 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

          Douglas Carswell, though a Tory MP is really libertarian/anarchist ( described himself as “an anarchist” at a CPS lecture ) may well jump ship to UKIP. He’s an unpredictable character – calls all politicians “vermin”. Watch him.

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