Scrap e-borders, one the most illiberal and intrusive piece of anti-civil liberties legislation devised by the previous government

This new government pays lip service to restoring civil liberties and yet fully endorses one of the most illiberal anti-civil liberties piece of legislation devised by the previous government, probably also supported in parliament by the current government when it was in opposition.

The e-borders programme has already been declared contrary to EU legislation by the EU commission and also by the Home Affairs committee of the British parliament. In particular, the Advanced Passenger Information directive, used by the government as a basis for e-borders ONLY APPLIES TO NON-EU TRAVEL, i.e. journeys to and from outside the EU.  E-borders is also against the principle of freedom of movement, although this is anecdotal as the British government already has demolished that principle left, right and centre by being the only EU country to refuse to join Schengen, the only way to implement TRUE freedom of movement of human beings inside the EU, i.e. non-policed and universal. 

Why is this idea important?

This new government pays lip service to restoring civil liberties and yet fully endorses one of the most illiberal anti-civil liberties piece of legislation devised by the previous government, probably also supported in parliament by the current government when it was in opposition.

The e-borders programme has already been declared contrary to EU legislation by the EU commission and also by the Home Affairs committee of the British parliament. In particular, the Advanced Passenger Information directive, used by the government as a basis for e-borders ONLY APPLIES TO NON-EU TRAVEL, i.e. journeys to and from outside the EU.  E-borders is also against the principle of freedom of movement, although this is anecdotal as the British government already has demolished that principle left, right and centre by being the only EU country to refuse to join Schengen, the only way to implement TRUE freedom of movement of human beings inside the EU, i.e. non-policed and universal. 

Join Schengen to fully comply with EU freedom of movement

The UK should grow up and fully join the EU by joining Schengen, the only way to fully abide by the principle of freedom of movement of PEOPLE, i.e. human beings, inside the EU. To say that there is freedom of movement between the UK and the rest of the EU and viceversa is an insult to intelligent and a total misrepresentation of the truth. The is only police controled 'freedom of movement' which is applicable to holders of certain passports only.

The UK governement (this one and the past one) keep going on about the single market and liberalising markets etc. and yet they constantly subject the freedom of movement of people inside the EU and the single market to endless restrictions, red tape and bureaucracy. For the British governement and its cheerleaders the right wing media (i.e. the one that calls the shots) only goods and money should enjoy full freedom of movement inside the EU, human beings should not.

Why is this idea important?

The UK should grow up and fully join the EU by joining Schengen, the only way to fully abide by the principle of freedom of movement of PEOPLE, i.e. human beings, inside the EU. To say that there is freedom of movement between the UK and the rest of the EU and viceversa is an insult to intelligent and a total misrepresentation of the truth. The is only police controled 'freedom of movement' which is applicable to holders of certain passports only.

The UK governement (this one and the past one) keep going on about the single market and liberalising markets etc. and yet they constantly subject the freedom of movement of people inside the EU and the single market to endless restrictions, red tape and bureaucracy. For the British governement and its cheerleaders the right wing media (i.e. the one that calls the shots) only goods and money should enjoy full freedom of movement inside the EU, human beings should not.