Mr Redwood’s intervention during the Statement on the EU Council, Security and Middle East, 1 September 2014

Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Do not recent events show the need for us to control our own borders? Should not that be central to our new relationship with the EU, so that its weakest border is not our border?

The Prime Minister (Mr David Cameron): Of course, we are not members of Schengen, so we are able to police our borders independently, which we do. Indeed, it is at our borders that we can restrict people coming in, and after the legislation, as well as the royal prerogative of taking away people’s passports, we will be able to take them away at the border too.

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  1. Antisthenes
    Posted September 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    And the loophole is other EU members give non EU nationals permits to stay to be rid of them and shunt them on and if they arrive at UK borders because of those permits have to be let in.

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