It infuriates me, the money that gets handed out!
I calculated that, at today’s prices, my own and my employer’s NI Contributions have added up to around £1 1/4 million. For that I now receive the princely sum £129 a week State Pension. There is a gross injustice over all this and it is we Brits who are on the wrong end of it!
Those politicians demanding rights of residency to be guaranteed now for EU citizens currently living here are wrong. The Bill before parliament is only about triggering Article 50. Residency rights need to be thought about long and hard. When talking about residency rights which date do we use. The date of the referendum or the date Article 50 is triggered or the day after we leave the EU. Then we have many more vexed questions about the rights of spouses and children living in the EU to enter the UK. How is it all going to be administered? Will ID cards be required or merely a stamp in a passport. What about health insurance and the continuation of benefits paid to EU dependants living outside the UK. If we don`t get it right and non EU citizens and EU citizens, for the purposes of immigration post Brexit, are treated differently than the government will be spending all its time at court. The Lib Dems and the peers should not be putting forward an amendment prematurely guaranteeing residency rights for EU citizens when so much work has to be done on the subject. Cameron singularly failed by not planning for a vote to leave the EU. We don`t need a second failure on immigration.
13% of people in the UK were born abroad, that’s 13 in every hundred, that doesn’t include immigrant groups such as Asian or Caribbean who invaded in the 60’s and 70’s and so have generations of sprogs who were born here and so are not in the figures. My primary school aged daughter is one of four white British in a class of 30 – an ethnic minority in her own country ! looks like the figures have been doctored down from where I am.
Migration Watch UK reported a week ago that in the 12 months to December ( so that includes 6 months of Brexit) 188,000 East Europeans have arrived to work ! !
They say the total of foreign workers in the UK now stands at 5.5 million.
Come on Stoke, give the remoaners a good hiding and speed up Leave and then repatriation.
Whist fully endorsing most of your arguments, please take on board the fact that the Caribbeans who came in the 50’s and 60’s did so by invitation, as we were so short of manual labour and they came to work. That is far different from the unwanted, uninvited invaders we have now.
Being allowed into our country is a privilege, not a right. The aggrieved”single parents” can always go and live in the country of their partner.
The liberals on the pay roll of Soros want to have open boarders, doesn’t that make it a right!!!!!
The problem is that we are all lumped together in the same pot. I am British, so are my parents, grandparents, great grandparents and so on and so forth, back to the Middle Ages and beyond. I have been married to my white, English speaking south African husband for 28 years (do not a marriage of convenience then), our daughters are British citizens, BUT because he is not ‘European’ we have to have GBP62500 in the bank before he can get a spousal visa. He is is main breadwinner and can easily get a job in the UK for well over the criterion amount but is not allowed to even apply for positions until he has his visa. We are also paying GBP600 for his NHS requirement. No EU immigrant has to abide by these regulation so it is patently unfair……. please do not tar us all with the same brush!
Nor have any of the freeloading pseudo-refugees who jump straight to the front of the welfare queue when allowed in.
The same requirement should apply to EU migrants, they are fleecing us of billions by bringing their dependents to maximise their benefit income.When we leave, all migrants should be barred from claiming benefits full stop.
Should apply same ruling for EU people and family members. EU migration should have always applied to one person, not one person and all his family members and his dog – complete abuse of a system that was mis-used And his elderly father straight into a UK care home!
Their is their free house and bundles of free benefits and free NHS that’s why they want to stay here and never having to work and no way should any immigrant be allowed legal aid I’m British born and I can’t even get legal aid so why the bloody hell should they?
Yet any piece of rubbish can crawl in from the back of a lorry and are told by police to report to the nearest police station, knowing full well they will disappear into the black economy ! What a contradiction in border controls this country is running, it is a joke!
Without these laws put in place …our country is doomed…we cant offer the world and its inhabitants a free life income education and housing..when the rest of us are paying for this for ourselves and for them.
Paying for it but don’t get the service paid for by GB citizens – everything crumbling.
The elite are beginning to sense the plebs are revolting and just eating cake won’t cut it.
GW: No need to worry as the idea is that we are not really BREXITING from EUSSR – all the HofL theatre etc and name calling is just for show apparently.