Remaining in the EU = planning for the future.
What about immigration is even a problem with the EU though? It only gives people in other EU countries a right to move here if they choose to, what's wrong with that? 1) It should be merit based, 2) if they can't get a job here to support themselves then they won't be able to stay here, will they? 3) If they stay here regardless then isn't that the UK governments fault for funding them rather than the fault of the EU?
1 - You say 'what's wrong with that?' then give a perfect example of what's wrong with it! It isn't merit based and cannot ever be merit based. It's uncontrolled. That's a fundamental principle of the EU...
2 - Again, EU rules. They have a right to be here and we cannot implement any limits or restrictions of any kind if they are EU citizens. You could be an unemployed serial rapist and child murderer from another European country, you still have the right to come and live here if you wish.
3 - Again, no. It's against EU rules to 'discriminate' between EU citizens. All EU citizens have a right to live in the UK if they wish and no, you cannot remove them.
EU = fundamentally anti-democratic, protectionist, supranational government.
Not entirely true. If you were a serial rapist and child murderer you would be arrested as soon as you got to the airport/dock because there would almost certainly be a European Arrest Warrant filed.
Not if you had served your sentence.... I admit you are probably serving life for that, but what does that actually mean these days, there are plenty of child murderes on the loose after serving time.
If I live in Italy and have a record for violence there is nothing to stop me from travelling to the UK where becuase I am a thug I manage to get into a fight in a pub on my first day here. Unfortunately I badly break my arm but manage to make my escape.
I simply walk to the hospital and get free treatment, not forgetting to make an apopintment at the local job centre plus to claim my benefits as I am unfit for work.
He strolls into this country as a convicted murderer... no questions asked... murders again.
HOW is that right?