EU loophole could see 77 MILLION Turks head to Britain, warn Farage and Johnson, by Rebecca Perring. Ukip leader Nigel Farage claimed Brussels is currently thrashing out a deal with Turkey (population 77 million) that would give all Turks the option of living in Britain.
Mr Farage explained that even though visa free access will apply only to the Schengen zone, which Britain is not included in, migrants could still abuse the system by applying for German residency and being granted an EU passport. Boris Johnson, whose grandfather is Turkish, also warned about the prospect yesterday.
I am very pro-Turkish but what I certainly can’t imagine is a situation in which 77 million of my fellow Turks and those of Turkish origin can come here without any checks at all. That is mad – that won’t work.