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EC: Pay benefits to all EU nationals

Now the EC rules Britain must pay full benefits to all EU nationals

My mistake, I thought we already did.  While we’re in the EU we can’t restrict benefits to British people – everyone must be treated equally.  It seems that this ruling applies to all and sundry, whether they come here looking for work or not.
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What is perhaps most outrageous here is the EU’s disregard for its own rulebook. Article 7(1) of the Free Movement Directive gives EU citizens the right to reside in another member state only if they have “sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host Member State”. So clear are those words that even our Supreme Court, which tends to bend the rules in favour of immigrants and welfare claimants, threw out the case of an EU national seeking to top up her pension in Britain. Now, Eurocrats have effectively struck down that decision.

When the rules count for nothing, opt-outs are worthless. We opted out of the social chapter, but we had the 48-hour week imposed on us. We opted out of the euro, but we’re being sent the bill for propping it up. We opted out of the border-free area, but we can’t control who crosses our frontiers. We never agreed to a common European welfare state, but we’re being dragged into one.

Just in time to receive the economic refugees being driven into exile by the EU’s determination to keep the euro intact.

Strange, isn’t it, how every reform the government wants to make is influenced and interfered with by the EU.  I wonder if the government has noticed yet.

In effect, the ruling means that benefits cannot be denied to EU nationals without also being denied to Britons.  Watch out for the comprehensive dismantling of our welfare state with everything put out to private tender.  It’s the EU.

EC: Pay Benefits To All EU Nationals

Now the EC rules Britain must pay full benefits to all EU nationals

My mistake, I thought we already did.  While we’re in the EU we can’t restrict benefits to British people – everyone must be treated equally.  It seems that this ruling applies to all and sundry, whether they come here looking for work or not.

What is perhaps most outrageous here is the EU’s disregard for its own rulebook. Article 7(1) of the Free Movement Directive gives EU citizens the right to reside in another member state only if they have “sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host Member State”. So clear are those words that even our Supreme Court, which tends to bend the rules in favour of immigrants and welfare claimants, threw out the case of an EU national seeking to top up her pension in Britain. Now, Eurocrats have effectively struck down that decision.

When the rules count for nothing, opt-outs are worthless. We opted out of the social chapter, but we had the 48-hour week imposed on us. We opted out of the euro, but we’re being sent the bill for propping it up. We opted out of the border-free area, but we can’t control who crosses our frontiers. We never agreed to a common European welfare state, but we’re being dragged into one.

Just in time to receive the economic refugees being driven into exile by the EU’s determination to keep the euro intact.

Strange, isn’t it, how every reform the government wants to make is influenced and interfered with by the EU.  I wonder if the government has noticed yet.

In effect, the ruling means that benefits cannot be denied to EU nationals without also being denied to Britons.  Watch out for the comprehensive dismantling of our welfare state with everything put out to private tender.  It’s the EU.

Hannan: harmonisation of welfare benefits

Hannan blames “the creative interpretation of the European Commission and judicial activism” at the ECJ. He goes on to say, “You can’t ask people to pay into a system if anyone else is then able to arrive and claim it without having paid a penny into it.” Seems logical enough.

Hannan: Harmonisation Of Welfare Benefits

Hannan blames “the creative interpretation of the European Commission and judicial activism” at the ECJ. He goes on to say, “You can’t ask people to pay into a system if anyone else is then able to arrive and claim it without having paid a penny into it.” Seems logical enough.

Under The Radar

When events such as those in Norway take place info is slipped out or goes unremarked in the general cacophony.  One news item that’s being slipped out under cover of darkness is that we now have Regional Surveillance Units. I’m sure we’re all thrilled to know that Police Forces have combined in an effort to make life safer for us all.  Personally, it will comfort me no end to know that these Units have the power to:

“…make it easier for the authorities to bug computers, break into properties and interfere with wireless internet networks as part of countersurveillance operations…”

As one commenter said, “ROFL, you could not make this shit up.”

One other aspect is that regionalisation goes on regardless.  There was one referendum in the North-East that resulted in a vote against breaking England up into nine Regions but governments just ignore it and carry on, as if the referendum had never happened.  Where have I come across that before?  Don’t be lulled into thinking that the European Union Bill with its ‘referendum lock’ will be much different.  For a referendum to be approved it first has to visit the lawyer’s office, then it goes to a debate & vote in the House and Government Ministers will have the final say.  If they all say ‘yes’ then we’ll have our referendum but if one of them says ‘no’, we won’t.

This isn’t really news in that it’s apparently inconsequential and hasn’t been reported:
“We believe that decisions on which flags and logos are worn or displayed at big sporting occasions are for individual competing teams and event organisers to make, not the European Union.”  I infer from Lord Howell’s comment that the government is happy to imply that it disapproves but has effectively washed its hands of the EU proposal that sporting events should fly the EU flag and the flag be shown as a logo on kit.  I could be wrong but I smell someone passing the buck.

The dynamic duo of stalking horses seem to have taken recent criticism to heart:
Carswell: Since becoming an MP, I have come to see how public policy is rarely made in the interests of the public.
Hannan: Climate change, fake charities, nazis and Chris Huhne.

Last but not least is the news that the new head of  IPSA (who took over only last month) is watering down scrutiny of MPs’ expenses.  Perhaps they think we’ve forgotten how fraudulent and corrupt they are capable of being.  Some of us still think that more of them should have been in Court.  Some of us still think that the jail sentences were a joke.  Some of us still think that too many got away scot-free.  Some of us still think that the guilty haven’t paid the price.

PS: I’m glad to see that scientists have found God.  I’m sure Richard Dawkins is delighted.

Ever had one of those days?

I mean the sort of day when it would have been better if you hadn’t turned on the radio or tv news or read any papers? (Today’s previous posts: 1, 2 and 3)

I’m turning off, tuning out and lying in tomorrow, maybe.  Here are some stumblings and gleanings just to round off the day:

Government recruits 2 x £400pd directors for Maritime & Coastguard Agency while axing stations
Government “will assess” insult law – Sec.5 Public Order Act
UK’s AAA rating threatened & a deleveraging nightmare
EU’s “stringent” new rules for banks – ironically less stringent than those the UK has currently
Europe on brink of monetary union
Hannan: The mother of all bailouts

This one’s from the realms of some dystopian parallel fantasy-world (link HERE) :

Finally, it looks as though Our Precious is hiring himself out for comedy videos. He hasn’t had a great news day either:

Ever Had One Of Those Days?

I mean the sort of day when it would have been better if you hadn’t turned on the radio or tv news or read any papers? (Today’s previous posts: 1, 2 and 3)

I’m turning off, tuning out and lying in tomorrow, maybe.  Here are some stumblings and gleanings just to round off the day:

Government recruits 2 x £400pd directors for Maritime & Coastguard Agency while axing stations
Government “will assess” insult law – Sec.5 Public Order Act
UK’s AAA rating threatened & a deleveraging nightmare
EU’s “stringent” new rules for banks – ironically less stringent than those the UK has currently
Europe on brink of monetary union
Hannan: The mother of all bailouts

This one’s from the realms of some dystopian parallel fantasy-world (link HERE) :

Finally, it looks as though Our Precious is hiring himself out for comedy videos. He hasn’t had a great news day either: