From June Beslièvre.
I WELCOME the statement from the House of Lords Select Committee backing the complaint over the new law regarding passports that will impact on the free movement of Islanders (JEP, 17 March).
However, this already happens. We are already discriminated against by having to produce ID to leave the Island under their terrorism law, which serves no useful purpose. The Glasgow terrorists didn’t have to produce their passport when they travelled from England to Scotland.
We are told this is to prevent terrorists travelling via Jersey to the UK, yet we already have tight border controls when people arrive in Jersey from the continent – in fact, I would venture to suggest this is more secure than the way illegal immigrants get into the UK.
I am now restricted to spending the rest of my life in Jersey. I don’t have an ID or any other card with my photo on. Neither do I have a driving licence and my passport is out of date.
I refuse to pay a large sum of money out of my pension to get my passport renewed just in case I want to go to the UK once a year, though I’m wondering if I will be prevented from leaving the Island if I have to go for hospital treatment.
Rue de la Hauteur,