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Will the EU eventually see sense over "the freedom of movement"?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion and Ethics' started by Timmers, Jan 13, 2017.

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  1. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

  2. Bootsonground
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    Bootsonground Well-Known Member

    I often talk to a lot of Swedish friends,acquaintances and customers and they are all here for pretty much the same reasons..
    They all say that us Brits are lucky in comparison to them.
    Whats all that about?
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    I had no idea that this wage policy existed in the E.U!! Hmmmm.


    "It is not the principle, it is the rule that has become such a big issue. It means that here in the Netherlands, like in other countries, on the scaffolding [site] you can see a Romanian or Portuguese painter doing the exact same work as a Dutch painter right next to him that is allowed to earn two, three, four hundred euros less than the Dutch worker.
    "That means, of course, that the Dutch painter is out of work, out of a job," Mr Asscher said.

    "It means the smaller company that cannot afford to hire internationally is out of work.

    (From link above)


    I was saying this for years..
    How can a British tradesman that pays taxes,a mortgage,council tax,buys groceries for his family in a British supermarket and a wide range of goods and services,cars,road tax etc etc...Earn the same as EU migrants that live 4/5 to a room and eat the contents of the food packages sent from EU countries by their spouse?
    I had friends in the UK that were self admitted E.U economic migrants that used to work 100 hours a week and then send the cash back to the Mrs that were paying their local country builders to build their new houses..
    Good for them!!...I`d have done exactly the same thing if I were in their position and could get away with it to support my family back at home.
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    I guess it did not matter so much when it was on a smaller more manageable scale.
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