“Recently, the German Chancellor said that the great Mid-East, African migration to Europe was a more important issue than Greece and the fate of the Euro. She’s dead right. In this respect EU leaders are right to question whether the borderless Europe, Schengen Agreement, can operate in this modern world of mass communication and 'lone wolf' terror attacks.
"In the immediate post war period such an idea may have been seen as a way to enhance cross border understanding. Today modern technology has spread greater understanding not only of different cultures but also of ways in which people can improve their economic situations by migrating long distances in a borderless Europe. The way Schengen currently operates also raises national security questions for European states. ISIS has repeatedly made it clear that it will use the great migration to Europe to infiltrate their supporters to attack us.
“At the heart of a solution to this issue is for EU members to regain control of their own internal and external borders. Schengen was a dream too far even for Euro-federalists and the real politics of the ebbs and flows of people across the world and the corresponding security issues that go with it are starting to blow Schengen apart.
“The French are returning migrants to Italy, the Macedonians to Greece, the Hungarians are building a wall. Others are secretly planning to destroy the very concept of uncontrolled access between member nation states in order to prevent serious economic and social displacement. Europe’s leaders must now face the realities of life that UKIP have been talking about for many years”