by J Sandstrom
Still think the EU is a good idea for Britain?
Besides the flood of ingrates, stupid laws we’re forced to follow that cripple our businesses, the fact that we cant demand newcomers have jobs before arriving we’ve now been told we owe the EU almost £2 billion, while Germany and France get almost that back in refunds.
Because we’re Britain!
What other reason would they have for robbing us?
To think we can’t even dictate ou r own immigration policy even if we kowtow to the EU by agreeing to let EU migrants in-just on a conditional basis is as even more infuriating than the bill.
So much for David Cameron renegotiating Britains EU agreement!
The Daily Mail reports that,
“David Cameron has torn up his plan to cap EU immigration after German Chancellor Angela Merkel vetoed it, it was claimed today.
Mrs Merkel warned the Prime Minister that if he tried to scrap European freedom of movement she would stop trying to keep Britain in the EU, German government sources have claimed.
Trying to cap the number of EU workers allowed into Britain would be a ‘point of no return’ for Mrs Merkel, the German newspaper Der Spiegel has claimed.
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David Cameron is being forced to change his planned reform of immigration rules to win Angela Merkel’s support
The revelation comes after it emerged Mr Cameron has dropped plans to limit the number of EU workers in favour of new proposals to only allow immigrants into the country if they can support themselves with a job.
Under the newly planned curbs, European migrants would be banned from the UK unless they have guaranteed work – and would get kicked out after three months if they could not support themselves.
The plan, revealed by the Sunday Times, would allow Mr Cameron to claim he was not breaking the EU’s core principle of freedom of movement to work.
Mr Cameron had been considering radical proposals to put a cap on the number of EU workers allowed into Britain.
But according to Der Spiegel Mrs Merkel rejected the plan out of hand.
It comes after Mrs Merkel last week said she would not ‘interfere with the fundamental principles of free movement in Europe’.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage said the revelation proved Mr Cameron’s pledge to win back powers from Brussels was doomed to fail.
Nigel Farage said David Cameron could not win significant renegotiation from Brussels because the German Chancellor would block him
National Insurance numbers (NINOs) have been handed out to more than 420,000 people from the EU, up from 285,000 in the year before the coalition was formed
On Twitter, he wrote: ‘German paper Der Spiegel reports Berlin wants UK EU exit if we try and limit immigration. Still think you can renegotiate, Mr Cameron?’
The latest blow for Mr Cameron comes after Tory MPs were urged at a special ‘away-day’ yesterday to stop talking about immigration.
The gathering, in the Cotswolds, was attended by the Prime Minister and his superstar US election guru Jim Messina, who ran Barack Obama’s successful 2012 campaign.
The chart shows the monstrous bill handed to the UK by the EU in comparison with other member states
Mr Messina told MPs they needed to stop fighting on immigration – because that was Ukip’s greatest strength.
Instead they needed to focus on the economy. Mr Messina warned them that if they campaigned on issues which Ukip or Labour were strong on they would lose.
Despite the warning Mr Cameron is planning a big speech on immigration – but not until after the upcoming Rochester by-election against Ukip on November 20.
FORMER LABOUR MINISTER DEMANDS PUBLIC APOLOGY OVER MIGRATION
Labour should apologise for lifting border restrictions on eastern European immigrants, a former aide to Gordon Brown has said.
Ian Austin, a minister in Mr Brown’s government said Labour should ‘be honest’ and ‘say sorry’ for opening the borders to Eastern Europeans in 2004.
He said: ‘If you make a mistake, you should say sorry. Let’s be honest about it.
‘It was a mistake. I said so at the time. I did not think it was the right thing to do.
‘What we have to do now is understand people’s concerns and come up with ideas that will address that.’