We All Have a Fundamental Right to Cross Borders

By Guy Aitchison
Published January 4, 2017
Source: Refugees Deeply

IN EARLY DECEMBER, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson was forced to deny reports that he’d told a group of ambassadors he was personally in favor of the free movement of people across the European Union.

Given his previous negative public statements on the issue, reports of his private support for the principle, which allows all E.U. citizens to move freely around the bloc, came as a surprise. Speaking to a Czech newspaper in mid-November, he had rubbished the idea that free movement is a central principle of the E.U. and denied that “every human being has some fundamental God-given right to move wherever they want.”

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