Europe is sinking under the weight of tens of thousands of migrants (illegal aliens) crossing the Mediterranean Sea and expecting to be granted asylum in Europe. Great Britain is a plum designation for many.
As we noted previously, the only way to stem the invader tide is to stop the boats before they launch from the North African coast, and here May says the same thing.
Will this tough policy stand if “Red Ed” becomes prime minister in UK elections tomorrow?
(See what we said last month about “Red Ed” and his brother David Miliband helping to destroy the UK with immigration.)
From the Daily Mail:
Theresa May has rejected demands from Brussels for Britain to take a ‘quota’ of the migrants pouring into Europe across the Mediterranean.
The Royal Navy yesterday finally joined the rescue operation by deploying a warship and three helicopters to help save people making the perilous journey to Italy.
But the Home Secretary told the Mail any decision to accept migrants should be on a voluntary basis rather than one ordered by the EU.
Mrs May disputed the idea that all the migrants were refugees fleeing conflict zones, arguing instead that many had paid criminal syndicates.
Jean-Claude Juncker, who heads the European Commission, has suggested that unless Europe’s leaders decide to ‘open the door’, the migrants could try to ‘break in through the window’. [So the solution is to just open the door to one and all?—ed]
Brussels is arguing that, in view of the mass drownings, every country should take a fixed share of migrants. But, following Mr Juncker’s demand, Mrs May told the Mail last Thursday: ‘Any decisions should be on a voluntary basis. Often, the issue is perceived as being people who are refugees from Syria.
‘Those coming across the Med – they are coming from countries such as Senegal, Eritrea, Sudan.
‘Many will have paid organised crime groups to get them through. It is a different sort of issue from Syrian refugees.
‘If we are really going to stop the people putting their lives in danger by crossing the Med, we need to stop them starting their journey in the first place.’
Read more here.
See all of our posts on the ‘Invasion of Europe’ here.