Posted: 12/06/2016 at 16:09
The amount of aid the British government gives is not decided at EU level.
Housing is a national issue that has been underfunded for decades - again, not decided at EU level.
It is naive to think leaving the EU will reduce illegal immigration as it's too easy to disappear once in.
Continental EU countries have ID cards that have to be produced when you move house, claim housing support, receive health or unemployment benefits, schools, GPs, open a bank account, electricity, water and gas supplies, even collecting a parcel from the PO. Even so, there are so many political and economic refugees in the world at the mo - often as a result of western action or inaction - that all of Europe is a a promised land by comparison.
Did you see the story about Brits being arrested for helping Afghans cross the Channel a week or so ago? Leaving the EU isn't going to fix that either. It needs a joined up solution.
Last edited: 12 June 2016 16:09:30