Britain must be given the power to limit the number of migrants it admits as the price for staying in the European Union, Iain Duncan Smith says.
The Work and Pensions Secretary warns that unchecked migration fuels tensions within communities that have to cope with large numbers of non-English speakers and can lead to “resentment” and “civil unrest”.
In an interview with The Telegraph, he calls for individual EU countries to be able to impose “general limitations, so you could fix the number of people you want to come in”.
And there is absolutely no way at all that the EU would ever agree to that. It’s baked into the essential idea of the entire organisation: that it’s on the way to becoming one country and who, outside the more disgusting totalitarian states, has a system of controls upon internal migration within one country?
Do not that what you think about migration here is entirely irrelevant. Doesn’t matter whether you support it or not. The point being that there is no way at all that the EU would ever agree to controls. If it really is the goal, to be able to control such migration, then the only way is out.