Quote: Originally Posted by Liberalman
The last time I checked the British were fellow EU citizens and therefore have freedom of movement to anywhere in the EU and the freedom to work anywhere in the EU. EU countries cannot restrict immigration from other EU countries.
I'd have no objections to the French performing such an action against Canadian or American citizens, but they cannot do it to fellow EU citizens.
People trying to protect their jobs from foreign workers. Who would have thought
As it says in the Mail article, the British ski instructors are breaking no laws:
Philippe Planes, Mr Butler's lawyer, confirmed he had 'every right' to operate under a British licence.
'Mr Butler is not a criminal but is being treated as one,' said Mr Planes, who said his client had filed a complaint with the European Commission accusing France of discrimination and restricting his freedom of movement (which all EU citizens have within the EU).
When one of Mr Butler's staff was arrested last year, scores of holidaymakers staged a demonstration outside the Megeve police station where he was held.
Commenting on the latest case, UK Independence Party (UKIP) deputy leader Paul Nuttall said: 'Those raging Europhiles who claim there is a single market should read this story and weep.
'They have simply misled people as this episode shows. Simon Butler has been treated like a dog by French authorities because he is a British national who wanted to work as a ski instructor and run a thriving business.'