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.

Freedom of movement

We should be allowed to go across borders without being subjected to immigration control within the EU. Many countries in Europe have signed up to this and can move around freely. I believe we should have the same rights, as we already pay for membership, so we should get this benefit. It is especially needed for those people who spend their time traveling back and forth.

Why is this idea important?

We should be allowed to go across borders without being subjected to immigration control within the EU. Many countries in Europe have signed up to this and can move around freely. I believe we should have the same rights, as we already pay for membership, so we should get this benefit. It is especially needed for those people who spend their time traveling back and forth.

Schengen Opt-out

By ending the Schengen opt out and allowing open borders with the other EU states, we would make border controls at ferry ports and rail terminals (i.e. St Pancras) simpler. Airlines could still demand passports/ID for internal and intra-EU flights as a matter of choice.

Why is this idea important?

By ending the Schengen opt out and allowing open borders with the other EU states, we would make border controls at ferry ports and rail terminals (i.e. St Pancras) simpler. Airlines could still demand passports/ID for internal and intra-EU flights as a matter of choice.

Join the Schengen Agreement

The UK and Ireland are the only EU countries not committed to joining the Schengen Agreement.  The Agreement is working well in almost all of the EU and there is no particular reason that the UK should not be a member.  Why does Britain being an island make any difference?  We can simply allow anybody in from other members of the agreement like most of the EU does without any trouble.  This would simply put our liberties on a par with other EU countries, so it is hardly a huge and radical step.  But it would make travelling much simpler.

Why is this idea important?

The UK and Ireland are the only EU countries not committed to joining the Schengen Agreement.  The Agreement is working well in almost all of the EU and there is no particular reason that the UK should not be a member.  Why does Britain being an island make any difference?  We can simply allow anybody in from other members of the agreement like most of the EU does without any trouble.  This would simply put our liberties on a par with other EU countries, so it is hardly a huge and radical step.  But it would make travelling much simpler.