The countries on the threatened Mediterranean coast of Europe – Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and France – asked the other EU countries’ interior ministers late last week to agree a policy for sharing the pain of this influx rather than let it fall only on the Southern states. They also, of course, want some of our taxpayers’ money.
Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni warned of an immigrant influx from North Africa “of Biblical proportions”. The EU’s own border agency Frontex has reported that between half a million and one and a half million would-be immigrants are massing on the Libyan coast. Many are expected to claim “political asylum”, which will entitle them to remain for months fed and housed at our expense whilst their claims are investigated. By the time they are mostly found to be bogus, the immigrants will long have vanished into the illegal “black economy” amongst the growing encampments of their fellow countrymen around many major European cities.
The UN has, predictably, stuck its oar in to support the invasion and colonisation of Europe by Africans. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, has now turned up in Brussels to wag his finger at the top Eurocrats: "If the situation gets even more dramatic, if we move into a level of fighting that forces a massive outflow from Libya, it's very important that protection space is guaranteed in Europe".
In fact fighting will not force a massive outflow, it will allow it. Colonel Gaddafi used to patrol his waters zealously against migrants boats leaving for Europe, as part of the diplomatic package that rehabilitated him with the West. Now the West is backing his domestic enemies, the Colonel is understandably refusing to do this any more, and in any case no longer controls much of his coast.
As chaos engulfs the north coast of Africa, the door has swung open for the greatest inrush of economic migrants into Europe since the barbarian hordes poured across the Rhine and Danube borders of Rome 1600 years ago. They too were claiming political asylum and asking for humanitarian aid. Until they were allowed safely inside Rome’s border defences, whereupon they rose in revolt to claim our lands for their own. That immigrant flood swept away centuries of European civilization and brought down the Dark Ages. So will this. Unless the nations of Europe sweep aside the PC alphabet soup of EU and UN and stand together to drive the invaders from our shores.