The UK should tax EU migrants to the UK if the EU applies tariffs to our trade in goods and services with them. EU citizens who are now in the UK number some 3.2m. They are imports into the UK just as much as a Mercedes car – indeed they are far more expensive in the short and long term. And the EU itself costs migrants at €250,000 each!
80% of EU migrants in the UK are between the ages of 16 and 44 – prime ages for relatively low tax payments compared to their burden on school places, hospitals (for births) transport and other welfare and infrastructure costs. Some £11 billion is sent every year by all migrants back to their country of origin – a lot of this being welfare payments for children and spouses not resident in the UK but paid for by the British taxpayer.
£2 billion is sent back by EU migrants just from Eastern Europe.
We get some idea of the cost of new migrants from the threats from Germany and the EU. It is proposed by Merkel and the EU that those EU countries who refuse to take migrants (invited to come to Europe by the grotesque Angela Merkel who now wants the rest of the EU to accept the costs of her stupidity) should pay Euro 250,000 for EACH migrant they refuse to take!
So let us apply that figure to the EU citizens in the UK – 3.2m X Euro 250,000 = E800 billion. OK – so let us be kind to the Brussels Commissars. Let us just apply the standard World Trade organisation tariff to the import of these EU citizens (2.4%) to the total value which the EU itself puts on the migrant imports we have taken in. That would amount to E19.2 billion = although the €800 billion figure could be defended!
So if the EU seeks to impose restrictions on British trade and tariffs on our imports – which would in any case cost them far more than it would us given their enormous trade surplus with us – then we should demand the Euro 19.2 billion tariff on our import of EU citizens.
After all, if they were sent back to their respective EU countries those countries would have to house and employ them.
Of course such retaliation, however justified, should not be necessary if the UK is negotiating Brexit with rational people who wish the UK (and their own peoples) no harm. But you never know – we are dealing with a collapsing empire who might seek to punish those who have the audacity to want the return of their country, their constitution, their parliament and their democracy!
But if the EU attacks the UK when we are leaving – just think what they would have done if we had stayed, joined the Euro and finally surrendered our 1000 year nationhood.