What would happen if the E.U. had Immigration controls internally?
Well quite frankly very little, up to recent years there were tight Immigration controls at every national boarder and it would be easy to re-introduce without limiting workers right to seek employment. It may however stem the flow of medical tourist and more importantly take the passion out of the right wing vote winning platform for election. With beneficial immigration controls the countries are protected and the workers still are able to seek work across the E.U. Third country nationals living in the E.U are still subject to Immigration controls and so that would not change.
Is the E.U. dream dead?
No it is not dead at all and in fact many people want the E.U and have benefited greatly from the E.U. Their concern is immigration and therefore the question is not about the E.U but how quickly it is trying to move everyone into a massive super state when they come from such diverse starting points. Only 70 years ago we had the second world war and even though the past is over and we are all friends now these things take time to heal and I for one as child watched old black and white movies based in the 1940’s and listened to stories of hardship. The future is bright and the E.U. is a great place to live but the people need to feel secure and protected from cheap labour taking their jobs.
UK Immigration targets
It is impossible for anyone to say how many overseas people live in the UK right now but who cares? We have always said the UK must either protect it’s boarders with immigration controls for all or accept that an E.U. national should not be counted as an immigrant as the media keep referring to them as. It is the same as a Scottish person coming to England for work, no one accuse them of being an immigrant. or at least not right now!
What is the next step for the E.U?
As Albert Einstein said there are only two types of people who predict the future “Those who know they are wrong and those who don;t know they are wrong.” so the minute I make a prediction I am certain it will not come true. What I can say is that the E.U is far from over and the best days lay ahead. They just need to listen and adapt to the concerns of their people and living in a democracy that is what makes elections so brilliant.