EU to Sue Britain over Immigration Law

The Trumpet, May 1, 2012

The European Commission says Britain’s immigration laws violate EU law and has said that unless Britain changes them within two months, the European Union will sue. Legal experts say it is impossible for the government to meet this deadline.

The Commission’s “reasoned opinion” states that the UK is violating the EU’s Free Movement Directive in four areas. Initially, the EU said Britain breached the directive in 80 ways, but most of those have been resolved.

Two of the areas left relate to family members of EU citizens. The directive requires that a non-EU family member be allowed to travel visa-free with his relative who holds an EU residence card. Britain does not allow this as it says that not all resident cards from EU nations are secure enough.

The other issue relates to the Commission wanting Britain to allow family members of EU citizens to be able to apply for UK residency. As the Financial Times explains it, “This would entitle, for instance, an Afghan national in London to apply for residence in Britain on the basis of their Italian brother living in Rome.”

The directive allows the UK to require EU citizens who want to move to Britain to have medical insurance. However, Britain won’t let them count the UK’s National Health Service as insurance. The Commission claims this is illegal.

Its final grievance is that the UK treats immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria differently to immigrants from other EU nations.

Britain said it would appeal against the Commission’s opinion.



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  • EU sues Britain?

    I’m surprised Eric Holder hasn’t sued Britain yet.  I’m sure he would love to, because his boss hates the (real) British with a passion, for what they supposedly did to his precious Kenya.  Even though “Kenya” is purely a construct of British colonialism.

  • Boereseun

    Just one question. Will David Cameron grovel and let Britain take it up the arse now or later?

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    This will be interesting because if the EU fails, and it ought to, it will mark the EU’s decline.  The EU is anti-European, pro New World Order enforcer in Europe.  Most Europeans know this and more and more are beginning to resent the fascist nature of its enforcements.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    So typical of the EU to make a “reasoned opinion” that Britain is breaking the law. Any member nation of the EU who tries to proect its own borders, however reasonably, is breaking EU law based on the EU’s “reasoned opinion”.
    Just what is their reasoned opinion based on anyway? They never say. It is one of those terms that could mean anything they want it to mean, which is why they use it.
    The way that EU immigration policy works it is possible for anybody, absolutely anybody, to eventually find themselves invested with EU citizenship; and Britain is a favourite because of our insanely generous welfare system.
    The EU has an agenda, that much is obvious.
    BTW, france also treats immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania differently. France, however, just does its own thing and ignores the EU when it suits them. Britain should do the same.
    Better still, we should leave the Soviet Brussels Machine pronto.

  • sbuffalonative

    How in the name of heaven does a nation voluntarily surrender their right of autonomy and then allow themselves to be bullied by the very people who promised them a better world?

    When it happened in the US, it was because of a civil war. These people voluntarily let  it to happen.

    This is only the beginning. It’s going to get much worse:

    EU Plot to Scrap Britain

    SENIOR Eurocrats are secretly plotting to create a super-powerful EU president to realise their dream of abolishing ­Britain, we can reveal.A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for merging the jobs currently done by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission.The new bureaucrat, who would not be directly elected by voters, is set to get sweeping control over the entire EU and force member countries into ever-greater political and economic union.

    • KenelmDigby

      It’s even worse than that. The ‘bullied’ nation was the victor of WW2. Now we are seeing the nations it defeated, or nations that capitulated and acquiesced, lecturing and ordering the victor about.

  • hopefully britain spits in the face of the EU. what will they do if they don’t comply? harsh language? deny them the privilege of all those lazy turkish, gypsy, and muslim immigrants? there is nothing the EU can do to britain that is worse than what the ‘free movement’ of people is already doing.

    • KenelmDigby

      The traitors who rule Britain dance to any tune the EU plays.

  • SintiriNikos

    The British should negotiate to receive only white non-Muslims.

    • IstvanIN

      Britain needs immigrants like they need Belize as a colony again.

      • SintiriNikos

        Agreed. This is a ploy by the Euro mainland countries to unload their hordes to the self-destructive Britons. Instead of sending them back to their third world shitholes, they’d rather pass the problem to other whiteys. Whoever said there was solidarity in the white race?

  • IstvanIN

    The fact remains that the bigger and further away government is from the people with more autocratic it becomes. Our founding fathers were absolutely correct in leaving most issues up to the states. Big government is not responsive to the people. 

    For years, and especially our current governor, have been trying to tear down “home rule” in NJ. But all of our multiple municipal governments and school boards remain, thank goodness. It may not be efficient, but it gives us at least some sense of control.

    Does the man in charge of GE Locomotives also run GE appliances. No, different divisions.

  • KenelmDigby

    The EU has been a disaster for Britain.
    The majority of the British people hate it – yet the political class insist Britain stays in.

  • ageofknowledge

    Translation: Unless England permits itself to be transformed into a third world country and the indigenous people replaced with non-indigenous people, they will be sued.

    Solution: Withdraw from the EU, deport all the illegals, end immigration, and develop internal policy that favors the indigenous British.

  • There is NO Future
    And England’s DREAMING

  • SueDoNim

    Don’t know what the EU is worrying about.  At Heathrow it takes over an hr to clear immigration, the staff have all but given up, checks are minimal as hordes press against the barriers to get through and the Olympics have even started yet – it’s become the easiest walk through an immigrant could hope for.  Who needs a visa?

  • hopefully, this will  be the Impetus to  get  Britain  to  bail out of the EuroUnion.

  • The free movement within the European Union was meant to facilitate integration and commerce among the native/real European people and not for the invaders of the third world.

    The Government of the European Union has the responsibility to protect Europeans and not grant privileges to non-Europeans.   I want all non- European,that is non-White people, deported from Europe.
    Where is the military?

  • LocalMan1

    Now the eu want to take away all the rights that people living in Britain and other European countries have in determining the amount of people that can live and work here . A Green estimate says Britain can only feed about 30 million people on a  self-sufficient basis. 
    The politicians are not doing their jobs properly.  No country ought to have more people  in it then it can feed. Need it be said, if every Country had over twice as many living in it then it could feed, like Britain, the food short would be  disastrous on a monumental scale!

  • cigpapers

    Enoch Powell was right!