Following recent claims from the minister of foreign affairs that it’s wrong to limit free movement, the government has backtracked, now insisting it’s perfectly acceptable to limit free movement.
“Jean Asselborn was just talking a rubbish when he said all that stuff in defence of free movement,” said a government source, referring to remarks Asselborn made to his European peers on Tuesday. “He was being ironic, or maybe he was making a joke.”
“Free movement – what a laugh,” the source continued. “Tell that to the people who get fined by the cops every night for freely moving around.”
“Oh, wait, Asselborn was talking about free movement between countries,” the source exclaimed. “That’s it, he was referring to the cross-border workers, and yeah, they’re pretty important to our economy and all that.”
“Yay for free movement, cross-border workers must guaranteed this right,” he added. “As long as they bugger off to Thionville before 11 p.m. so we can confine residents to their homes like naughty children.”