Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Migrant Tax Credits and the Law

  SIR - Donald Tusk, the European Council president, is absolutely right if he raises concerns that "to bar EU migrants from claiming tax credits of four years is illegal", (report December 7), because that is the central point.

In a democracy when existing legislation causes problems the Government can change the law and if they don't we, the electorate, have the option to vote in a new government at the next election to make the changes we seek.

The European Union is not designed to work in that way; the electorate cannot vote for change because we do not elect the Commission which makes, (but rarely repeals), all EU laws.

Within two years we will have a referendum when UK voters will have a rare opportunity to exercise their democratic right to accept all present and future EU legislation or to restore our democratic right to vote for new governments to change the way we are ruled.

In the meantime we will see whether the EU addresses the policies that the UK Government would like to see changed?

Roger Kendrick

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