The anti-labor movement tirade of an ex-British minister appear to have not found much of a support from the British Government; maybe, for fear of a backlash. Latest reports in this connection suggest that the minister in question has claimed that overseas movement of people made from European nations is a key reason why a large number of local people are jobless in the UK during the economic crisis.
Adding that it would be very tough for the jobless English people to find work at a time when the market is inundated with over-trained candidates from the European countries, the minister reportedly continued that the introduction of temporary restrictions would boost the many welfare schemes started in the country, even while the involved British ministers go out of their way to usher-in long-term jobless people back into jobs.
He further said that during the economic crisis, London only requires to tell Brussels that it would be impossible for the nation to have unrestricted and unhindered mass movement of the workers from overseas to its shores.
It needs to be mentioned her that in the aftermath of certain nations-- including Poland, becoming a part of the European Union (EU)--a significant number of the workers from abroad--more so from the many Eastern European countries--have duly struck roots and settled in the UK.
Coming back to the said minister's appeals, and as mentioned before, London has swiftly rejected his strong suggestions-the reason being it may backfire, and make it rather tough for the British nationals to find jobs overseas. The British immigration minister has already declared that the idea of shutting down the European market is not something to go to town with even as it would severely affect the workers.
Earlier this month, the European nation of Switzerland had reportedly declared that--prior to turning-up for work purposes-workers from the countries of Estonia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, etc., would have to duly seek an approval. Although this nation is not a member of the EU, it had observed that quotas would be brought into play for suitably monitoring and managing overseas movement made from the said economic zone.
At the given time, the EU has issued a warning to Switzerland declaring it was against a free movement agreement and had dropped a hint that the move may even invite legal action to address the issue.
The UK has already limited the overall numbers of the untrained workers who could be allowed to arrive to its shores from outside the EU. This is a different matter though that unrestricted travel made inside the frontiers of the union continues to be a key principle of the union.
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