Tuesday, 8 March 2016

EU seeks to subjugate troublesome Visegrad group

Unelected officials in Brussels imagined their vassal states would simply comply when they presented the fait-accompli of quotas to distribute 160,000 migrants last year. However, EU states, and those of the Visegrad group in particular, made it clear they weren't playing; under existing rules, they said, it was up to national governments to decide who qualified as an asylum seeker, what the process was and how long it took. 

This was a major spanner in the EU's works. How could they implement the 'Frontex' bureaucracy when each nation had different rules? And how could they impose quotas on sovereign nations unless they had the sanction of laws and fines to threaten and beat down national objections? Why, Luxembourg could classify Eritreans as asylum seekers only for the Czech Republic to declare Eritrea a safe country. 

Hence today's proposals for the EU to take authority over all asylum disposals in the Schengen region. No longer could Hungary refuse to take (the unelected) JC Juncker's quota. No longer could Poland classify nations as 'safe' when Herr Juncker had declared them unsafe. Refusal would now mean swingeing fines and suspension of EU aid funds. 

And even though the UK isn't in Shengen, so long as we recognise the ECHR we will effectively be bound by Brussels rules on which countries are safe or not, and we will also be prevented from returning failed asylum seekers under UK law to any Shengen nation so long as we remain in the EU. 

And as the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels generally don't launch a proposal they don't think they can win, we must be very afraid - and be clear that Herr Juncker's efforts to cow the eastern Europeans could well have consequences here.

7 comments:

Dave_G said...


Seems like we've swapped the potential for 10 million gimmigrants for 75 million Turks instead.

Some deal.

mikebravo said...

After Turkey, Algeria, Morocco and Libya.

The Coudenhove Kalergi Plan marches on.

Moose said...

It seems to me that these Balkan states, particularly Hungary, Poland, Slovakia etc are the ones who want to maintain the rules, the LAWS if you will, of the EU.
And they are being given a hard time by the likes of Merkel and the EU commission and told what to do.
I reckon we should stand 4 square with them and say 'these are the rules, now stick to them. Bitches!'
Good on them for standing up to the bullies........ (although OF COURSE the bullies will win, as they hold the purse strings..... sigh)

Plantman said...

Moose said - "they hold the purse strings" So they do, but who puts a lot (admittedly not all - but a pretty big chunk) of the money in the purse - US.
I suggest that being guardian of an empty of impoverished cash bag weakens the hand somewhat - and we should be saying that , loud, clear and often!

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

Greece as the DMZ

Imposing "use the ferry with Turkish sanctioned documents or get thrown back"

I can see that Erdogan's crew might just come up with a way to document up the migrants for Schengen as "New Turks" and pocket the lolly as well as furthering his remarkably toxic trajectory to impose a new Ottoman hegemony...

How did it go?

oh yeah ...

"Democracy is like a tram - it's useful to get to where you want to go"

Remember that.

Anonymous said...

I can see that Erdogan's crew might just come up with a way to document up the migrants for Schengen as "New Turks" and pocket the lolly as well as furthering his remarkably toxic trajectory to impose a new Ottoman hegemony... /quote.

Exactly, these Turkus fookers have never played by the rules, mind you neither do Berlin-Brussels - though actually the plan has been stitched-up, hatched, by both Ankara-Saudis and with Brussels-Berlin approval.


Next year read headline in Mail: "UK gimmegrant/Refugee numbers reach record highs - all EU stamped papers!"


Out, and out now.

mikebravo said...

something to watch
jumps about a bit but you will get the point.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/44vzMNG2fZc