Claude Moraes, S&D spokesperson on civil liberties, justice and home affairs, said: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'.
"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"
Moraes would create for us a morass.