Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Government Apology Over Incorrect Immigration Figures

The Government were forced into an embarrasing apology after it dramatically revised the number of overseas nationals taking up jobs in this country since 1997 from 800,000 to 1.1 million.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

The Truth About The EU Reform Treaty

EU President & Legislation The Reform Treaty would be self-amending, increasing the EU President’s powers eventually becoming an elected position. The powers of the EU could be further increased without the need for new treaties. Public Services The Reform Treaty gives the EU control over public health, regulating medical standards. Foreign Policy & Embassies The ‘High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy’ will represent the UK at the UN Security Council. They will oversee an EU Embassy in every major City replacing our existing diplomatic service. The Economy Brussels will co-ordinate economic, social and employment policy for all member states. The European Central Bank would govern British banks and have some control over Bank of England decision making. This would inevitably pave the way for the Euro single currency. Vetoes Britain would lose a veto in 60 areas including independence over police, justice, energy, transport, employment, health, and financial regulation – affecting our everyday lives. The Charter of Fundamental Rights, the Courts, and Law & Order The Treaty restricts the ability to fight crime and punish those found guilty by giving more rights to criminals. EU judges would be able to overrule tougher sentences recommended by the Justice Secretary. Immigration The new ‘Charter of Fundamental Rights’ will make it almost impossible to deport troublemakers and criminals and stop them bringing families to the UK. Proposals in the Reform Treaty mean even more costly asylum and immigration appeals. The European Court of Justice would rule on whether applicants should gain asylum and their rights to welfare payments. EU Army Britain no longer defended by HM Armed Forces; currently doing an impossible job thanks to Tony Blair, with one arm behind their back thanks to Gordon Brown. Instead Britain would be defended by services comprising the EU states?