Italian sailors with the Uraniam Navy Ship rescue 109 African migrants from Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Nigeria, from a rubber boat in the sea between Italy and Libya, October 4, 2014. The migrants claimed to have left from Tripoli the evening of October 3rd, and spent the night moving north. The Italian Navy has several navy ships patrolling international and Italian waters at any given time in an attempt to rescue migrants, and transfer them safely to shore in Italy.  Since the beginning of 2014, roughly 120,000 refugees have landed in Italy, more than double the total for the entire year of 2013. (Credit: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times)      NYTCREDIT: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times                              NYTCREDIT: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

Britain battles Brussels over refugee quotas

Britain has vowed to fight plans laid out by the European Union to force member states to take in a certain quota of migrants.

The proposals, drawn up by the European Commission in response to the trafficking from Libya which has seen hundreds drown off the coast of Italy, would force all countries belonging to the EU to take in tens of thousands of refugees seeking asylum each year.

The plans, set out by Brussels and supported by Germany, mean Britain could see the number of migrants accepted into the country double from 30,000 a year to more than 60,000.

It is understood quotas for each country would be set out based on economic and social factors but each state would be obliged to make a ‘fair and balanced contribution’ to taking in ‘persons in clear need of international protection’.

A ‘redistribution key’ would allocate numbers based on GDP, population, unemployment and previous rates of taking in asylum seekers, The Times reported. [subscription required]

A longer-term plan for ‘a mandatory and automatically-triggered relocation system’ would result in the UK dealing with a similar number of refugees to neighbouring countries such as France…

  • tom_billesley

    A ‘redistribution key’ would allocate numbers based on GDP, population, unemployment and previous rates of taking in asylum seekers,
    Translation: Spain, Italy and Greece have had enough.

  • tom_billesley

    The last UK census had a new question – the number of bedrooms in your home. Together with the number of people in the home, this will be used to draw up the invader billeting plan.

    • Maybe they’ll be introducing the Soviet housing model – one family per bedroom with a common kitchen (no living room). A great diversity of curry, lamb kabob, porridge and kasha.

  • barryjr

    If Cameron was smart he would have the referendum right away while this is till news, this is a perfect reason to leave the EU and their progressive trolls.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    CANADA wants to join the European Union well that means this country will get its shares from those refugees.

    • Ron MacDonald

      How about providing a source.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Britain’s days in the EU are numbered.