Don’t renew Pet Travel Scheme

My Wife has a small Chihuahua, smaller than a cat and weighing 4kgs.
We travel around the EU freely but when we need to visit the UK it has to be inoculated in a window of more than 12 hours and less than 24 hours before arrival in the UK.
The French Vets seem to consider this "a nice little earner", and we have been charged anything from €20 to €150. It appears the nearer you are to Calais the more you are charged!

Most French Vets consider it to be unnecessary and another British idiosyncrasy.

The scheme has been extended until 31-Dec 2011.

I think it is time to scrap it.

Why is this idea important?

My Wife has a small Chihuahua, smaller than a cat and weighing 4kgs.
We travel around the EU freely but when we need to visit the UK it has to be inoculated in a window of more than 12 hours and less than 24 hours before arrival in the UK.
The French Vets seem to consider this "a nice little earner", and we have been charged anything from €20 to €150. It appears the nearer you are to Calais the more you are charged!

Most French Vets consider it to be unnecessary and another British idiosyncrasy.

The scheme has been extended until 31-Dec 2011.

I think it is time to scrap it.

Scrap eBorders before it goes ‘live’ in 2014

The eBorders huge database computer system has been declared ILLEGAL under European Law, for EU Citizens. So it cannot be used LEGALLY as originally planned by the Blair/Brown Government.

The Blair/Brown Government said they would now make it a 'voluntary" way to jump the Border queues at the UK's Airports & Ports. By being 'pre-checked" before you travel, you can then walk through the fast track when you arrive.

Why didn't they realise it is ILLEGAL under EU Law? What a waste of money!

Costing £1.2bn it should be scrapped.

The EU has stated that it is illegal to hinder, check, or hassle EU citizens at EU borders.

So this system which the Brown Labour Government pretended was a counter terrorism tool, but was really a Tax and Court Fine enforcing tool.( Brown's people envisiged that if UK Citizens were stopped from travelling abroad if the owed Tax or Court fines, this would encourage UK citizens to pay on time.)

All the terrorists captured todate in the UK would have passed all checks, having clean records and in some cases being NHS Doctors. So eBorders would have been useless in these cases.

David Cameron stated during the Election Campaign that he wants to scrap all Labour's planned huge Databases.  Well this has got to be the biggest one, bigger than the ID Cards would have been.

Let's bite the bullet, and scrap it now.

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If the the Blair/Brown Government have signed a binding contract with the American suppliers of the system; then perhaps the system could be modified to make the Visa application system more efficient for the UK Embassies around the World. This could lead to fewer Staff being employed in our Foreign Embassies?

 

Why is this idea important?

The eBorders huge database computer system has been declared ILLEGAL under European Law, for EU Citizens. So it cannot be used LEGALLY as originally planned by the Blair/Brown Government.

The Blair/Brown Government said they would now make it a 'voluntary" way to jump the Border queues at the UK's Airports & Ports. By being 'pre-checked" before you travel, you can then walk through the fast track when you arrive.

Why didn't they realise it is ILLEGAL under EU Law? What a waste of money!

Costing £1.2bn it should be scrapped.

The EU has stated that it is illegal to hinder, check, or hassle EU citizens at EU borders.

So this system which the Brown Labour Government pretended was a counter terrorism tool, but was really a Tax and Court Fine enforcing tool.( Brown's people envisiged that if UK Citizens were stopped from travelling abroad if the owed Tax or Court fines, this would encourage UK citizens to pay on time.)

All the terrorists captured todate in the UK would have passed all checks, having clean records and in some cases being NHS Doctors. So eBorders would have been useless in these cases.

David Cameron stated during the Election Campaign that he wants to scrap all Labour's planned huge Databases.  Well this has got to be the biggest one, bigger than the ID Cards would have been.

Let's bite the bullet, and scrap it now.

___________________________________________

If the the Blair/Brown Government have signed a binding contract with the American suppliers of the system; then perhaps the system could be modified to make the Visa application system more efficient for the UK Embassies around the World. This could lead to fewer Staff being employed in our Foreign Embassies?