How many papers to make a policy?

We have all heard of Green papers and White papers, but what the hell are non-papers and position papers?

Ask the Dutch, because they have just submitted some to the EU on their proposed policy of kicking out anyone (especially EU citizens) who make “disproportionate claims” on the social benefit system in the Netherlands, or who have committed “very serious or repeated offences”.

The Hague submitted a ‘non-paper’ to its EU partners regarding proposed changes to Dutch immigration legislation that are officially aimed at “achieving a stronger, safer and more prosperous Europe”.

The non-paper remains a confidential document, but the Dutch government has published a position paper entitled ‘The Dutch standpoint on EU migration policy‘, which according to sources largely “reflects the spirit of the non-paper”.

Page 7 of the position paper details the Dutch authorities’ plan to expel from the country EU citizens and their family members who make “disproportionate claims” on the social benefit system in the Netherlands, or who have committed “very serious or repeated offences”. (source)

France and Italy closing its borders, now this…. ah the fraternal strength of the EU is beginning to crumble at last… we all knew it was all unsustainable…

and the benefit of this of course is that if the Dutch show the lead, we MUST follow its example and start kicking the abusers out.

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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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7 Responses to How many papers to make a policy?

  1. Sue says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Immigrant crime and benefit cheats cost us millions, not to mention the world and his cousins getting free NHS and the EU getting free University degrees when our kids have to pay.

    The insular asian communities make no effort to get work and almost entirely live on benefits including those that continuously criticise our democracy. Enough is enough.

    They should also be expelled!

    • IanPJ says:

      We should be careful not to tar everyone with the same brush. The vast majority of immigrant families are hard working, honest and abhor the scroungers as much as we do.

      We should also be careful not to conflate the issues surrounding wrongdoing/sponging/fraud with immigration, they are two very separate issues for which differing solutions need to be discussed and found.

      • Well said.

        However, I expect the bleedinartz of the UK to demad we welcome those oppressed expelled from NL… All part of the Fabian “traitors within the gates” policy

      • Anon says:

        Well said, it is often the case that everyone is tarred with the same brush when it comes to debates about benefits/fraud/spongers, etc. which is unfair to say the least as there is many people who are willing to work but are restricted from working whether access to local employment, financial reasons, etc. it is a very complex issue, and if we are to tar people with the same brush, then there would be a lot of people that will be victimised without justification.

  2. WitteringWitney says:

    Only problem IPJ is that our lot have no courage, “Dutch” (against government alcohol advice!) or otherwise!

    Sue: hang on “Asian”? But they work their nuts off running all the curry take-aways! You are not allowed to get rid of my curry sources! Sorry – exception demanded!

  3. Careful… I would love to work, but have been slated to the degree where I can’t even get a job anywhere. I’m seriously thinking of changing my name to something a bit more Anglo Saxon to just get a darn interview.

    At the moment, even though I’m qualified to the hilt and have better education than anyone I’m apparently not what people are looking for. I wonder why.

  4. Anon says:

    I myself work, eventually becoming self-employed, but for many years I was on the dole, not because I was a scrounger, but because the area I live in is very deprived with little social mobility and lacking employment opportunities.

    The area I live has high unemployment, and I know many people that are living of benefits, are they scroungers? No, they just do not have any opportunities to return to employment.

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