So signing the package is the only way forward. The only way forward to sabotaging our security and lives
This week in Strasbourg – we witnessed desperation in the European Parliament to push through the deeply damaging Reform of the Common European Asylum System ahead of the May 2019 elections, when they know most of their rump will be voted out, together with the Commission.
Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission hypocritically, yet without flinching the least bit, declared that “in the end of the term they will be judged on what they signed and not on the work they have done.” So signing the package is the only way forward. The only way forward to sabotaging our security and lives.
Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament (and desperate for a job in the Commission post May 19) chimed in with his two cents saying that more votes will go to the populist parties if they cannot nail the deal, thus showing their apparent incompetence. At least he takes responsibility for the inability to achieve the very least during his presidency. This is the man whose party, Forza, failed to win the Italian election.
They are scurrying to come to a final agreement with the Council on the package of the 7 regulations including the notorious Dublin IV Regulation, imposing on member states the already failed ’binding quota mechanism’, through which the asylum seekers will be evenly distributed between member states based on their population and GDP.
It also stipulates that in case a country refuses to accept the allocation of asylum-seekers from a member state under pressure, a so-called solidarity contribution of €250,000 per applicant would have to be made instead to further line the pockets of the EU bunch with taxpayers’ money. This legislation alone costs €1,828.6 million for the 2017-2020 period.
Another brilliant stunt cooked up is to force upon countries to grant access to their labour market for the migrants arriving there no later than 6 months after application for asylum. As if there were just a plethora of cushy jobs to pick and choose from waiting for the influx of hundreds of thousands of unqualified migrants without language skills and reluctance to work. What about the unemployed citizens and young people?
Yes, folks, they’re going to make us pay for filling up their countries with migrants
The Germans have actually presented their plan to grant resident status to illegal migrants who have found jobs in their country before qualifying for asylum status. So much for curbing economic migration.
All of this will mean that the EU triples its spending to €5bn a year, the total of €34.9bnin a futile attempt to target illegal migration. The Commission wants its proposed budget to be agreed to by the member states and MEPs before the next European Parliament elections in May 2019, two months after the UK leaves the EU.
Isn’t it just marvellous that the UK will not have to pay a penny anymore for this? Or wait, there is the growing £40bn bill that Mrs May has so far agreed to, reported this week that the UK may have to pay more for commitments made.
Yes, folks, they’re going to make us pay for filling up their countries with migrants. (We are already paying for schemes to help their unemployed into work, you couldn’t make it up).
Their desperate attempt reaches a new low with the farce choreographed by the lefties to speed up the procedure by sending a letter to the Council which the Swedish leftie/communist, Malin Björngalantly offered to personally deliver on the few meters long journey from the EP to the Council. But the emphasis is on the publicity she receives with the press following her every step.
Another liberal mastermind, Dutch Sophie In’t Velt will create a pamphlet translated into all official EU languages, pointing out to the voters that the Commission and the Parliament are doing everything in their power but the evil Council is blocking the files.
Of course the blame game is going full-swing and who else would the scapegoat be for this foot-dragging than our clear-sighted Austrian friends, including my great colleagues from FPO, fulfilling the position of Council presidency until December. By not consenting to this insane madness, they are doing all of us all a favour.