Thursday, October 20, 2011

Labour calls for illegal immigrants to get the benefits of the welfare state

Claude Moraes the Labnour London MEP has today called for what he euphemistically describes as 'irregular migrants', you know what you and I would call illegal immigrants, to have full access to schools and hospitals,
Claude Moraes, S&D spokesperson on civil liberties, justice and home affairs, said:

"European Socialists and Democrats urge the Commission to ensure that the rights enshrined in the legally binding Charter of Fundamental Rights, including the right to health and education, are fully upheld for irregular migrants throughout the EU and to promote the ban of the reporting obligation for service providers"
He doesn't get it. To stem the flow of illegal migration, you cannot throw open the doors to the welfare system. We must help countries elswewhere, through trade liberalisation and the spread of wealth to improve the lot of their own citizens at home to reduce the migration 'push factors'. Butr we must also reduce their access to benefits here in the UK to mitigate the various 'pull factors'.

Moraes would create for us a morass.

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