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EU Launches Legal Action Against UK

The UK is the subject of fresh legal action from Brussels over alleged ‘failure to comply’ with freedom of movement rules

An article from The Telegraph has revealed that Brussels have launched infringement proceedings against the UK government for allegedly failing to comply with their freedom of movement laws.

The decision, made by the Commission, stated that the UK failed to “comply with EU law on the free movement of EU citizens and their family members.”

The commission claims that UK law ‘limits the scope’ of EU citizens who can travel freely without the need for a visa.

President of the Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen – European Parliament – Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

The formal notice also references issues such as the limited ability of an EU citizen to claim Jobseekers’ Allowance. Also mentioned are the lifetime bans on re-entry to the state – which is described as ‘unjustified’. Both of these examples date back years.

They have given the UK government four months to “address the shortcomings.” If found to be true then the UK is likely to be punished through daily fines payable to the EU.

The UK officially left the European Union at the end of January this year. It is currently in a transition period until 31st December, thus being subject to Brussels’ rules but having no say in how they are made or implemented.

The official spokesman of the Prime Minister said, “we will look at what the EU has to say and we will respond in due course.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Ursula Von Der Leyen – Picture by No 10 Downing Street. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Frankly, I find this legal action laughable. How about the UK begins some legal action against the European Investment Bank to get our £3.1bn back before the year 2054?

The sad reality of this situation is that through the use of the European Courts, the European Union are trying to milk the UK taxpayer of every single penny they possibly can.

They pick and choose when to enforce their laws, quite obviously for political motive. The European Union is only interested in our money and sadly nothing else. Say no to any deal and walk away on December 31st as a free country.