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Politicians are clearly misreading EU provisions regarding freedom of movement

Blitz, Brad (2014) Politicians are clearly misreading EU provisions regarding freedom of movement. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

UKIP’s success in the Clacton by-election has prompted further unease in Conservative and Labour ranks, with free movement of people in the EU, a cornerstone of the Union, now suddenly under fire from the political elite. Brad Blitz writes that the shift in tone is not only at odds with previous policies, it reflects a clear misreading of EU provisions regarding the free movement of people. The free movement of people is not an absolute right and does not guarantee automatic access to the UK; states are still permitted to treat nationals and EU citizens differently and prevent benefit fraud and welfare tourism.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 12:50
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 19:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74789

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