UK Government says NO to EU migrant quota demands as bloc struggles to cope, by Vincent Wood.
The scheme concocted in Brussels would see host countries fined up to £210,000 per migrant if they fail to dole out enough residence permits to third party nationals.
In a statement Home Office minister Robert Goodwill confirmed Whitehall would not opt into the EU agency for asylum which will oversee the scheme, claiming the “functioning of the asylum system is a sovereign matter”. …
“Asylum seekers should claim asylum in the first safe country they enter and not be moved around the EU using allocation quotas.”
Amazing. Just like that. It can be said and done, and the sky has not fallen in.
hat-tip Stephen Neil