Today is the day Britain can lead the way for a new improved Europe by leaving the European Union. As a Dane I hope for the best. I hope for a future for my children where we Danes can sleep safe behind our guarded borders without having to worry about home-invasions committed by people from the Eastern part of Europe.
The Danish prisons have a huge percentage of foreigners who is not sent back to do their time at home. No country in the Eastern part of Europe seem to realize the message they send us when 10 percent of the entire inmate population consist of people they allowed to leave their country in order to commit crimes in Denmark.
The sad fact is that there very well could be nice people over there, but if you ask Danes people from the Eastern part of Europe are in general viewed as criminals because they have sent us the worst of the worse. As our shops. They have to hire a massive number of security people. Entire busses of criminals are driven to Denmark there they commit shoplifting in teams.
If they only settled with shoplifting. The home-invasions are worse. Normal people are selling expensive stuff. They don’t dare own nice things which can give the impression that they have done good in life.
So we Danes are unsafe and worried as result of Denmarks particition in the Schengen Agreement. For now Sweden has introduced border control between Denmark and Sweden. They have forced Denmark to do the same at the German border. It provides a little safety for the summer but how will the world look like when Sweden stops their control?
We need to make the border control a permanent one.
We also need to separate foreign and domestic transport systems. Right now it is rather difficult to reach our main airport in Copenhagen by train. Why? Due to the Swedish border control. It has reduced the number of train which can reach the airport because all the trains continue on to Sweden.
What we need to do and it can be done for fewer money than people think is to construct 2 ekstra train platforms. There are two tracks which today only are used by freight trains. Here they can park the Swedish trains so the two transport systems become separated. Then there would be 2 platforms for Danish trains and 2 platforms for Swedish trains. They can double the capacity.
But first and foremost we need to address the fact that we are not European. We are Danish, Swedish, British, Dutch, French and many more. We all have our proud history. We can make deals together but I don’t want to live like a French dude and he would never like to live like me with a lunch break of only 30 minutes and a retirement age of about 68.
That is why Britain most leave the European Union and let us Danes do the same. I hope that they set the pace. I want to sleep safely.