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This weekend's European Council
27/06/2011 18:49:00

This afternoon, the Prime Minister gave a statement to the House of Commons about his meeting with other EU leaders over the weekend. He had lots of good news to report – in particular, the fact that he had got agreement that the UK would not participate in the EU element of any second bailout of Greece and his success in defending what is known as the Dublin arrangements in relation to asylum seekers.

Thse basically say that an asylum seeker has to claim asylum in the first EU country they enter – so if someone crosses the Med from Libya to Italy they can’t then travel across Europe and claim asylum in the UK. This is enormously important to Croydon given that anyone who claims asylum in the UK has to do so in person in our town. Under this Government, the number of asylum applications is declining but it is increasing in some other European countries. If the rules were changed, that trend would reverse overnight.

All in all, a good weekend’s work by the Prime Minister.

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