British taxpayers face £1.8 billion bill to help Turkey join the EU, by Macer Hall. Former Tory Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith said:
The Home Secretary was right to warn that allowing Albania, Serbia and Turkey into the EU could undermine our security. Letting them into Europe’s open border policy will make it harder for us to stop criminals and terrorists from these countries coming to the UK.
Despite these warnings, the UK Government has agreed to send them a staggering £2billion of UK taxpayer’s money to help them join the EU as quickly as possible.
Turkish EU membership would eventually mean 77 million Turks getting free-movement rights to live and work anywhere in the EU, including the UK. Senior Labour MP Gisela Stuart:
The NHS is already struggling to cope with a lack of funding and huge demand. … Instead of giving an extra 88 million people – more than our entire population – access to the NHS I believe it would be safer to take back control.
hat-tip Stephen Neil