Migrants on the road next to migrant reception centre Jules Ferry.

Why Brexit isn’t the answer to immigration

With Europe’s migration crisis escalating everywhere from Calais to the Mediterranean refugee flotillas, many are claiming that exiting Europe will solve these and other migration “problems”. This is one of the biggest political mis-selling scandals of our time, writes Laura Sandys, chair of the European Movement, as a comment in The Guardian this week. “Outers” have Read more




European Movement in Scotland highlights benefits of EU membership to Scotland’s universities as it welcomes launch of Universities for Europe Campaign

Press release by European Movement in Scotland. Responding to the launch of the Universities for Europe campaign, which includes 19 Scottish universities, Derek Hammersley, Chairman of the European Movement in Scotland, – leading the campaign for continued membership of the European Union (EU) – said: “We applaud the higher education sector in standing up to Read more


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  • Not true. When we get it right, EU legislation is an exercise in cutting red tape! After all, we need common rules for the common market to protect workers, consumers and the environment.

    When we replace 28 divergent sets of national rules with a single set of pan-European rules, we... Read more

  • Not true. When we get it right, EU legislation is an exercise in cutting red tape! After all, we need common rules for the common market to protect workers, consumers and the environment.

    When we replace 28 divergent sets of national rules with a single set of pan-European rules, we... Read more

  • Not true. In fact, the European Parliament is much better than national parliaments at saying ‘no’ to controversial proposals. And of the proposals that it accepts, very few go through without significant amendment. Evidence

    In this way, the European Parliament is much... Read more

  • Be careful what you wish for! Switzerland and Norway are both small countries with specialised ‘niche’ economies: Switzerland with its often-criticised banking system, and Norway with its massive oil reserves.

    But their industries have to follow EU rules as that’s their main market. As non-members, they have no say over... Read more