Nigel Farage: Europe ‘Must Be Mad’ Not To Stop Refugee Boats

‘In addition, we see as I warned earlier, evidence that ISIS are now using this route to put their jihadists on European soil’

Nigel Farage: Europe "Must Be Mad" Not To Stop Refugee Boats, UK Will Leave EU Over Borders (RealClearPolitics)

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage responds to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's "state of the union" annual address, in which he urged member nations to accept their share of refugees from war-torn regions of Africa and the Mideast.

Mr Farage said: "The majority that are coming are economic migrants... In addition we see, as I warned earlier, evidence that Isis are now using this route to put their jihadists on European soil."

"We must be mad to take this risk with the cohesion of our societies... If we want to help genuine refugees, if we want to protect our societies, if we want to stop the criminal trafficking gangs from benefiting as they are, we must stop the boats coming as the Australians did and then we can assess who qualifies for refugee status."

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