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Renegotiate EU Treaty to claim back control of our benefits system

Submitted on Thursday 8th December 2011

Published on Friday 9th December 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Sunday 9th December 2012

Signatures: 3

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Renegotiate EU Treaty to claim back control of our benefits system

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At present immigrant workers from within the EU are entitled to claim benefits when out of work in this country as soon as they arrive, thus encouraging Economic Migrants coming here to claim more in benefits than they can earn by working in their own country. This prctice is costing the UK Taxpayer £millions per year.

This is a requirement of the EU Treaty and is wrong.

I want the government to renegotiate the EU Treaty to gain a change so that Immigrants will only receive benefits equivilaent to benefits they would receive if they were out of work in their country of origin. (even if that is zero) and that the cost of those benefits are passed back to their country of origin.

This would not discourage immigrants moving to work, but would discourage Economic migrants.


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