Imagine if we Vote Leave… We can create a fairer immigration system based on skills rather than where someone is born.
There are many reasons why people want to Vote Leave. For some it is the £350 million we send to Brussels each week, for others it is the powers we have handed over to unelected EU officials and judges. Migration also plays a key part in the debate. Our public services are put under strain by freedom of movement within the EU. If we Vote Leave, we can take back control of our immigration policy, and welcome in the brightest and the best from around the world.
Rising migration from EU
Figures released this morning reveal that net migration from the EU was 172,000 from Sept 2014 – Sept 2015. This is the equivalent of adding a city larger than the size of Norwich to the UK population in just 12 months.
Significantly, 42% of EU migrants who came to the UK for work-related issues arrived without a job offer. In November 2014, David Cameron pledged that EU jobseekers would have to have a job offer before coming to the UK. But this was not included in the renegotiation
David Cameron’s deal will do nothing to reduce the level of migration from the EU. Unelected politicians in Brussels and judges from the EU Court are still in control of our borders. The only way to take back control is to Vote Leave.
Former Labour Foreign Secretary backs Vote Leave
Lord Owen writes in the Sun on why he believes we should Vote Leave. He argues that leaving the EU ‘could be the spark we need to re-energise our nation’. Significantly, Lord Owen says that it is the safer choice to Vote Leave – economically, politically, militarily and socially – rather than remain in a ‘dysfunctional’ EU. He notes that European law is supreme in the UK and that the PM has ‘failed to achieve any Treaty amendment to change this’.
Having received the support of 7 Cabinet ministers last week, we welcome the backing of such a distinguished and well-respected Labour figure. We look forward to getting more senior politicians on board from all parties in the coming weeks.
Leading lawyers say deal isn’t legally binding
Yesterday, Justice Secretary Michael Gove told the BBC that the PM’s deal isn’t legally binding and that therefore the European Courts could overturn the agreement. He was backed up by Justice Minister Dominic Raab who said EU politicians and judges could ignore the renegotiation.
The Government tried to deny this, but some of the most senior lawyers in the UK have confirmed that the deal isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Lord Pannick QC, an expert in constitutional law, said the deal ‘would have no binding effect in our courts or in the Court of Justice of the EU’. Marina Wheeler QC, a leading human rights lawyer, adds that if the European Court of Justice finds any part of the deal to be incompatible with EU law, it can strike the agreement down.
The Prime Minister’s deal only changes 1% of the Treaty, and even then this can be ignored by EU judges and politicians. The only way to take back control is to Vote Leave.