EU warns migration system could ‘completely break down’ in TEN DAYS
THE EU has just TEN DAYS to significantly lower the influx of migrants from Turkey or the system will “completely break down”, a top official has warned.
06:45, Fri, Feb 26, 2016
The 28-member bloc’s Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos made the stark warning as ministers from EU and Balkan nations met in Brussels to try and heal rifts over migrants that have plunged common policy into chaos.
Dimitris Avramopoulos made the stark warning today
Austria, Serbia and Macedonia have taken their own steps to limit entry to migrants, which unravels the continent’s free-travel Schengen zone.
Greece have expressed fears that extra controls will cause a bottleneck and has said it can no longer wave the tide of arrivals from Turkey onward through the Balkans.
More states said they would follow suit in tightening controls unless a deal promising Turkey 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in help to house refugees from the Syrian war in return for preventing them travelling on to Europe was agreed.
Migrants and refugees queue for food as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border
In a major U-turn, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said:
”By March 7, we want a significant reduction in the number of refugees at the border between Turkey and Greece.”
Klaas Dijkhoff, migration minister for the Netherlands, added:
” The 6th of March, the 7th of March is when you can expect the spring influx to rise. We have until that time to find solutions that mostly involve the Greek-Turkish influx, the border there,” said
“If that doesn’t lead to lower numbers, we’ll have to find other measures and we’ll have to do more contingency planning. That’s a very crucial date to see to what extent we succeed in lowering the influx towards Europe as a whole, or we have to take other measures.”
Germany has been pushing for the Turkey plan but many other EU states have become increasingly frustrated.
More than a million refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa reached Europe least year, most of them coming from Turkey via Greece.
EU wasted 6 Months since our timely warning in October 2016
Tony Abbott has got it right, EU cannot continue on current course without cultural catastrophe: The EU should heed former Australian PM on migration
07:02, Thu, Oct 29, 2015 | UPDATED: 09:02, Thu, Oct 29, 2015
TONY ABBOTT, the former prime minister of Australia, has long been a beacon of common sense.
He has now urged EU leaders to close their borders to illegal migrants and to turn back boats that try to make it across the Mediterranean.
His is the voice of experience and European leaders would be wise to listen. During his time in office he took a hard line against people traffickers and illegal migrants.
When people from impoverished countries were taking to the seas in flimsy vessels trying to reach Australia the response was clear: they would not be allowed through.
Lo and behold the boats stopped.
Not only has this prevented Australia from being overwhelmed with new arrivals desperate for housing and benefits but it has saved many would-be migrants from a watery grave and put people traffickers out of business.
Clear headed logic is needed.
Anybody with a grain of common sense can see that this is what Europe should have been doing all along.
Tragically though the response to this crisis has not been governed by clearheaded logic. Instead, guided by a fatuous desire to come across as kind and caring, European politicians have rolled out the welcome mat.
To date more than 700,000 migrants are thought to have landed on Mediterranean shores while countless others have perished on the way. And still, as winter approaches, the boats continue to set off from North Africa.
This is where the current soft-headed approach has got us. It can’t go on.
Our nation is at stake, says Nick Ferrari
SHE tried, Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May. Lord knows she tried.
16:00, Sun, Oct 11, 2015 | UPDATED: 16:00, Sun, Oct 11, 2015
However, depressingly, yet again a call for a true examination and assessment of the impact of immigration has been drowned out by the wholly predictable cries of racism.
If you TRULY have a problem with this country examining the issue of mass immigration that saw more than 300,000 people arrived here last year according to the official net migration figures – and the highly likely prediction that figure will be matched or bettered this year – then look away now.
If, however, you agree that everything from jobs to water and hospitals to housing is affected by this then welcome to the real world.
Home Secretary Theresa May tried to talk about that at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester last week.
But her vital message was drowned out by the dismal and predictable future leadership beauty parade babble that was always going to come out of that baffling kitchen confession from Prime Minister David Cameron, prior to the General Election earlier this year, that he’s close to throwing in the towel and putting his feet up after retirement.
The suggestion made by Mrs May that social cohesion in Britain is harmed by mass migration is true.
Yes; you read that correctly.
It is true that mass migration harms the nation’s social cohesion.
And anyone who denies or ignores this is putting in jeopardy everything this nation has stood for down the years.
Home Secretary tried to talk sensibly about immigration at the Tory party conference last week.
It is simply not acceptable to continue peddling the lie that this nation should still open its arms to anyone and everyone who wants to get here.Sit in a busy A & E unit in any city or major town and see how quickly you get attended to.Try fighting your way to the top of any housing list in the same area.
Or have a quick scan of the school lists in the area and realise just how many places we need to fill.
We are thousands behind where we should be regarding school places and tens of thousands of places behind where we need to be to help provide people with the means by which they can put a roof over their heads.
Any attempt to try to highlight or even explore this is instantly dismissed as racist and tragically, the reaction to May’s speech serves only to underscore that.
Mass migration is putting serious strain on the infrastructure of institutions like the NHS
Can anyone tell me where the slightest problem lies with the Home Secretary’s assertions that the large numbers of people arriving in this country put extraordinary pressure on schools, hospitals and housing?
Is it so wrong for her to suggest it has the potential to ensure building a cohesive society becomes nigh impossible?
Where’s the problem with her saying the employment prospects of so many of our young people could be blighted by the continuing rises in the level of immigration?
When did it suddenly become a crime to look after our own?
That is, predictably, the saddest part of this whole debate.
We have somehow managed to get to a point at which it is seen as a racist act to stand up for the people of Britain.
Racist to worry if those born in this country and who have been paying into the gigantic tax take for decades can expect speedy NHS treatment.
A country that struggles to educate, employ and house its own – let alone many from other deprived parts of the globe who choose to come here – is clearly facing many challenges.
The response from the Left has been as dull as it has been unproductive.
Suddenly any sober reflection or interpretation of the Home Secretary’s words is made impossible by their dreary and wrong bleatings.
It is palpably insane that a Home Secretary who has served for more than five years would choose to give the sort of speech that could be expected of someone who has just got the job.
This was the conference equivalent of “ not me Guv!”
However, the issues she tried to tackle are deserving of the closest examination.
How can it be right that so many struggle to pay their tax yoke at the same time knowing their children will fare even worse than themselves.
The immediate and misfounded cries of racism must be ignored if we are to get even a smidgen closer to a resolution.
Policing the migrants
Thu, February 25, 2016
As migrants clash with each other in over crowded camps across Europe, we take a look through the hard task of policing the migrant crisis in Europe.