Saturday, June 18, 2016

I vote REMAIN.

    I do believe that open door policy is wrong – there should be some procedures in place to ensure that people coming here from the EU are able to speak decent English (pass a special exam), do not have a criminal record and are not entitled to any state benefits or fee NHS treatment. Unfortunately, this area is regulated by EU itself and there is a deeply unfair situation when EU citizens (including new ex-communist members) have more rights in this country than Britons do. The only solution that I saw for a long period of time was leaving the EU altogether, I was advocating for BREXIT since I came to this country myself, not even being a British citizen yet. 
   On the other hand, I was getting less and less confident on being on the same side of the fence with openly anti-immigrant, even Nazi and racist organisations like BNP, EDL, UKIP (ye,ye, I know… that “we are not racists” blah-blah). Aligning with these bunch of Putin-pleasers and dumbs like Trump wasn’t attractive at all. The last drop was the murder of the lady MP by a Nazi scum who allegedly shouted “Britain first” while killing her - disgraceful – don’t want to have anything in common with such people – even vote for the future of my new country. Plus I think EU is already got cold feet and frightened by the possibility of us leaving. I hear voices saying that “free movement” policies should be revised and I hope it will happen one day. In the meantime, I vote IN.

2 comments:

Valik said...

I fully agree. I think Brussels has already learnt their lessons, and our government is in a much better position to opt-out from future laws not beneficial for us (like transaction tax).

I guess there are ways to improve migrants' English even with free movement rules in place. For example, we could demand that every migrant applying for Jobseeker Benefit must pass their English exam within two months or something like that.

Bashir Magomedov said...

> I guess there are ways to improve migrants' English even with free movement rules in place. For example, we could demand that every migrant applying for Jobseeker Benefit must pass their English exam within two months or something like that.

Unfortunatelly we can't :) They tried to do that before, but this is what EU states see as discrimination against them and the whole thing just didn't fly. Likewise restrictions on in-work benefits, housing benefits, child benefits, NHS access etc.. they couldn't do anything becasue all these ideas were blocked by EU :)