Europe shutting up shop

It seems the Greeks, at least, have worked out they have a problem and the borders are now going to be policed, hard.

Migrants were given a one-day deadline to reach Europe as leaders announced anyone landing in Greece after midnight on Saturday would be swiftly deported.

A deadly scramble for the last boats over the Aegean to the Greek islands began after a ?6 billion (?2.3 billion) aid-for-deportations deal with Turkey was agreed in Brussels.

Turkish police on Friday intercepted 3,000 migrants attempting to cross on land and sea in a major operation involving coast guard and helicopters, as Ankara at last showed a willingness to halt the human tide.

From Sunday morning, any asylum seeker who lands on the holiday islands including Kos, Lesbos and Chios with no longer be able to catch ferries to Athens, but will be swiftly interviewed by asylum officials or judges at new detention camps. ?

From April 4, once Greek law has begun, deportations to Turkey will begin with leaders hoping within weeks that the process will take no more than days.

Those that appeal their removal will be brought before Greek judges in rapid-fire court hearings, under an operation costing ?20 million a month involving 4,000 staff.

David Cameron said that Britain will send further asylum experts and interpreters to join the task force. RFA Mounts Bay and Border Force cutters are already patrolling the Aegean.

?Britain will help. We have the expertise, we have skilled officials,? he said. ?Today I?ve said that we stand ready to do more.?

“What we are doing here really is trying to create a harder border between Greece and Turkey, and in the end this benefits Britain,? he said.

It seems they have finally worked out that Tony Abbott was right all along…a bit late though as they’ve let in more than one million illegal immigrants and the summer rat run is about to begin.

Hungary has already moved to tighten up their border and they’ve stated that they will shoot anyone trying to gain entry illegally.


– The Telegraph