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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Open Doors Let Everyone In

Regular visitors to this blog will be aware that I am broadly in favour of the freedom of moverment of people in the EU. However, the current policy is one with absolutely zero controls. Take this for example:

The family of a murdered schoolgirl demanded to know last night how her killer, a convicted Latvian rapist who had spent more than 20 years in prison, was allowed to enter Britain unchecked.
Yes he had served time for rape in his home country, yet we had no way of excluding him.
The Home Office said it was pressing the EU to take action. A criminal record is not a bar to entering Britain but European Economic Area regulations allow individuals to be banned from entering a country on the grounds of public security.
I have an idea. Let the plumbers come here to work and the waitresses to serve us lunch, but why should freedom of movement be extended to people who are clearly undesirable. We should be able to ban everyone with a criminal record from deciding to come, including petty thieves as well as violent criminals. We have enough problem cases of our own as it is.

2 comments:

mark adams said...

If our criminals are also free to travel to other European countries is there any tremendous advantage to stopping their's from coming here? I don't think any other EU countries are operating discriminatory policies against British migrants or that we are a net importer of criminals.

Anonymous said...

There's no way New Labour will introduce any policy that could be deemed 'racist' by the loony left brigade.