REMAINER MPs, HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE EU?
EXAMPLE: EU’s immigration crisis is over, right? Wrong!
Latest EU ‘asylum’ figures make for shocking reading
Most Remain MPs know very little about the EU. We continue their education with an update on the EU’s continuing immigration crisis.
The EU’s immigrant crisis did not end in 2015
During 2016-2018 there have been 2.4 million first-time ‘asylum’ applications
In 2018 alone there were 580,800 first-time applications in the EU
79% of all applicants were under 35 years old
70% of all applicants were male
Only 13.9% came from Syria
In the last 10 years there have been 5.6 million first-time ‘asylum’ applications
EU ‘asylum’ applications
The EU’s immigrant crisis did not stop after the disastrous episode in 2015, when Angela Merkel unilaterally broke the EU’s Dublin protocol and opened Germany’s borders, precipitating a huge influx of immigrants into the EU.
Note: In this article we have looked only at first-time ‘asylum’ applicants, to avoid any duplication. In other words, we are excluding those who have tried to claim ‘asylum’ more than once. This gives a truer picture of real numbers. Needless to say, the figures we have researched do not include those who have entered the EU illegally and who have not applied for ‘asylum’.
Remainer MPs remain misinformed
Brexit is by far the most important issue facing our MPs in two generations. It has dominated the political landscape and has occupied more Parliamentary time than any other issue over the past three years.
As such, MPs who pronounce on the subject should of course be informed. Sadly, we have not found this to be the case.
Three years ago the EU Commission placed the cost per immigrant at €0.25 million. On that basis, the cost of immigrants making ‘asylum’ claims in 2018 alone would run to €145 billion.
Over the past three years we have researched and published detailed articles on a wide variety of topics in relation to the EU and the UK’s membership, from economics to defence to law-making to sovereignty and everything in between.
In each case the facts we have published differ significantly from the vague claims of Remain MPs.
Is immigration the main issue?
Many MPs continue to believe that immigration was the overriding issue which caused the majority of the electorate to vote to leave the EU.
Based on our interaction with Leave voters we are as certain as we can be that their decision was based on a combination of many serious concerns about the EU. Immigration was just one of these. Ending ‘freedom of movement’ was never going to be enough.
Nevertheless, the EU’s immigrant crisis was a factor and for very good reasons.
It showed up the hypocrisy of the EU. Angela Merkel acted unilaterally and without any agreement from the other 27 countries when she opened Germany’s borders in 2015 and effectively tore up the EU’s Dublin Protocol.
If this had been done by anyone other than the EU’s largest economy, does anyone seriously think that the EU Commission would not have moved to punish that country? In fact Germany has never received any censure from the EU Commission, let alone a fine of billions for the cost her actions have caused to other member states.
If the UK had done this, we are sure the British government would be looking at a fine of tens of billions of pounds.
Not that Remain MPs will be interested, of course.
One final point
The BBC regularly refers to “over a million refugees” entering the EU. Even if we only look at asylum applications in 2015 and 2016, the true figure was 2.5 million.[Source: EU Commission’s official statistics agency (Eurostat)]
Reader Comments 2
1. Steven Chambers, Monday, March 18, 2019, 08:06:
BBC are either masters of understatement or exceptionally sparing with the truth. The latter I’m sure.
2. Not4EU, London, Monday, March 18, 2019, 08:10:
I applaud your persistence to try to educate the anti-democratic remainiac MPs (it’s way past remoaners now). It has been somewhat enlightening watching these people repeating proven lies as the truth in Parliament. No facts, just feelings. As evidenced by your EU troll, they are not interested in facts nor can they provide any supporting facts for their arguments. They just have their fingers in their ears, shouting “La, La, La… EU good, UK bad.” Apologies to G Orwell. Watching the shenanigans, there seems to be significant evidence in favour of an IQ test for MPs. They must all be ousted and never let near the levers of power again.
As for those pretending to support leave, no one with brain cells could consider May’s surrender Treaty as leaving in any shape or form. I don’t believe that the German surrender terms, after World War I, were as bad. For those thinking that they’ll ‘get it over the line’ and fix it later, you are being played for the fool that you are. As for ‘if we don’t agree, we won’t be leaving’, IT ISN’T LEAVING! Read the agreement. To help you, look at this simple chart, which only covers the BIG issues (there’s plenty more demonstrating that we will remain under the EU jackboot) https://lawyersforbritain.org/patriots-should-vote-down-theresa-mays-deal-it-is-the-worst-for-the-country-of-all-the-alternatives
The people (remember them?) are NOT with you on this.
Stand firm, vote the deal down. Leave as instructed on 29th March 2019 on WTO terms. It is the only way that you will (possibly) save yourselves. If a democratic country fails to implement a democratically made decision, it ceases to be a democracy. Theresa May’s deal is not leaving. We become a slave colony. The Emperor has no clothes.