What is with the fixation on 'right to live and work' in the EU

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    (Original post by CherishFreedom)
    Then you are talking about a rather specific issue, because no free trade agreements are entirely 'free'. Even between EU countries, there are still some restrictions which are designed to secure local employment.
    Except for time-limited restrictions applied only to new joiners, what are those?

    I'd also like to see where the P4 says they'd reject all deals, rather than just those deals which don't continue permitting free movement of labour.

    Also, the phrase 'free trade agreement' is very rarely used. Nobody worth listening to, for instance, has called the EU-Canada deal a 'free trade agreement' to my knowledge.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Except for time-limited restrictions applied only to new joiners, what are those?

    I'd also like to see where the P4 says they'd reject all deals, rather than just those deals which don't continue permitting free movement of labour.

    Also, the phrase 'free trade agreement' is very rarely used. Nobody worth listening to, for instance, has called the EU-Canada deal a 'free trade agreement' to my knowledge.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_trade

    'most governments still impose some protectionist policies that are intended to support local employment, such as applying tariffs to imports or subsidies to exports.'

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-to-live-in-uk

    'Four central European countries are prepared to veto any Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the European Union that restricts their citizens’ rights to live and work in Britain, the prime minister of Slovakia has said.'

    '“Unless we feel a guarantee that these people [living and working in Britain] are equal, we will veto any agreement between the EU and Britain,” Fico told Reuters. “I think Britain knows this is an issue for us where there’s no room for compromise.”'

    They are asking for free movement of people, not just free movement of labour (even this alone is not justified).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compre...rade_Agreement

    'The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a proposed free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.'

    As I said, your understanding of conventional FTAs is very alternative.
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    (Original post by saayagain)
    I'm not.

    The point was that the US is an economic power like no other
    No, you said that the US economically exercises power comparable to that of the military power of the European empires.

    Which is *******s.

    So people who migrate have low IQs?
    Currently, yes, and in a totally unselective system (such as that of Merkel) would be even lower.

    So why pretend that you care about the country? How does that make sense?
    I don't identify the country with its worst citizens. I care about my work, that's why I support firing deadweight employees.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Free trade agreements are not what you think they are. If an arrangement is made where two countries no longer impose tariffs on widgets but continue imposing tariffs on everything else, do you think they've made a free trade agreement?
    No real world country has or can have a free trade agreement, since all real world countries are opposed to freedom of trade.

    The EU is not a free trade organisation, it is an organisation for governments to collude to impose trade regulations, leaving people and capital nowhere to flee to.

    The purpose of the EU is to construct a virtual Berlin Wall.
 
 
 
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