Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Unelected eurocrats furious at the Swiss people who dared to vote for controlled migration

UKIP's Nigel Farage on the Swiss referendum:
"This is wonderful news for national sovereignty and freedom lovers throughout Europe"

The unelected Brussels eurocrats are furious at the Swiss people, who dared to vote for controlled migration:

Viviane Reding, deputy chief of the EU's executive, said Switzerland could not expect to keep the benefits of free trade without accepting freedom of movement.
"That is not possible. You take them all or you leave them all," Reding said.

Ross Clark, writing in the Express, gets it right:

It is one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the world and hosts the headquarters of the Red Cross as well as many other international organisations. But the people of Switzerland have come to realise that while migration can be enriching, uncontrolled migration – which came about as part of a deal with the EU in 2000 – has created problems.
Swiss workers have complained that foreign labour has pushed down wages and increased living costs. Sunday’s referendum did not call for gates to be erected at the border with signs saying “Swiss only. Others keep out”. Far from it. It simply called for controlled migration so that it can distinguish between those who are likely to benefit the economy and those who won’t.
To the leaders of the EU this is an anathema. They are pursuing an aggressive ideology of free movement of people within Europe without any regard to the consequences nor to the fact that what they are proposing is highly unpopular with a huge number of EU citizens.
The open borders policy has no democratic legitimacy. It has never been properly debated in member states. It has been introduced by stealth.

1 comment:

Joe Daniels said...

Well said. In the next general election we could have an unprecedented turnout with a landslide result for any of the parties currently represented in the house of commons; that would still not change the fact that 70% of our laws are made by the anti-democratic EU, including the ones that abrogate our borders. If enough people wake up to this soon enough, then the revolution to come will hopefully be quiet and democratic.