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Racism of Irish Government

category ireland / britain | migration / racism | non-anarchist press author Sunday July 03, 2005 04:49author by Mago Merlinauthor email Mago.Merlin at ozu dot es Report this post to the editors


The free movement of workers is claimed within the EU but now with reduced, curtailed rights, workers moving from one country to another find themselves discriminated against. In effect they are being recast as second class EU citizens, only achieving first class status when it comes to pay taxes.

If you are living in Ireland
and are from one of the following countries:

Czech Republic,

allegedly covered by EU regulations, anyone may still believe that:
? You and your country fellows are entitled to the same benefits and services from the government as nationals of Ireland and the U.K.
? You cannot be excluded from these benefits on grounds of nationality, for reasons of residence, or for any other discriminatory reason.

That’s not the case since 1st May 04.

The Ministry for Family and Social Affairs - with the aquiescence of the European Commission - made so-called fundamental principles like equality of treatment and freedom of movement and the notion of a single market and citizenship look a big lie.

14 months ago, new convenient pseudo-rules were introduced to prevent “foreigners” claiming some social security services, by allowing designated Deciding Officers to reject their applications on grounds of “residence” in a widely arbitrary way.

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