Surprise, surprise, the EU has voiced its opposition to yet another plan to limit immigration from the EU.
Government proposals to force new EU migrants to pay £55 for an ID card have not been seen by the EU Commission. Yet a commission spokesman said it would be illegal for ID cards to be compulsory for EU migrants who have been registered in a member state for more than 3 months. This 3 month period is the same time period they can qualify for welfare and benefits, a key tenet of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Aside from the laughable idea that a £55 invoice will deter those whose living standards are far lower than those in the UK, the EU makes the argument that we cannot control our borders while we are in the EU. Again.