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. Firstly, we don’t decide anything at EU level unless all member countries have explicitly agreed by treaty to do so — and even then, each piece of legislation is agreed by national governments. For sensitive matters like tax and foreign affairs, the requirement for this agreement is... Read more

  • Not true. The European Commission doesn’t make laws. It only makes proposals, which are then debated, amended and passed (or rejected) by elected national governments and directly-elected MEPs. In any case, Commissioners themselves are accountable to the European Parliament, which elects its president, approves its appointment and can dismiss... Read more

  • Not true. The EU is the world’s biggest single market, and it’s far and away our biggest trading partner, amounting to well over half of our world exports. Indeed, we export more to Holland alone than to the entirety of the Commonwealth. Evidence

    The same applies to our imports, with European countries providing... Read more