This mad deal on migrants is a real TURKEY
By RICHARD LITTLEJOHN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
1 December 2015
The EU’s solution to the escalating migration crisis is to give 75 million Turks visa-free access to Europe. Who thought that was a good idea?
In addition, Brussels has also agreed to pay Turkey more than £2 billion to tighten border security. Britain’s share of the bill will be in the region of £280 million, even though we are not part of the open borders Schengen treaty.
Not that the opt-out from Schengen has done anything to curb net migration to this country, which hit a record 336,000 in the year to June.
That headline figure also masks the true scale of foreign nationals moving to Britain, since it is calculated by deducting the number of people who emigrate. The actual total of new arrivals over that period is north of 600,000.
Our population is set to grow by ten million over the next 20 years, with most of it coming from immigration.
That’s if you believe the estimates, which I don’t. We have been constantly lied to by politicians about the overwhelming level of migration. Remember when Labour told us there would be only 13,000 migrants from Eastern Europe? The truth is nearer two million. In the past 12 months, more than 50,000 arrived from Bulgaria and Romania alone.
Call Me Dave promised to cut immigration to the ‘low tens of thousands’. How’s that working out, then?
So take with a lorry load of salt the Government’s contention that even if our European ‘partners’ give visa-free access to 75 million Turks, none of them will be allowed to settle here.
We have learned to our cost that while we remain members of the EU, once someone has set foot in Europe it is virtually impossible to prevent them travelling to Britain.
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