I’d welcome Turkey into the EU, says PM: Cameron says it remains ‘long-standing goal’ for country to join despite his drive to reduce net migration

Mr Cameron made the comments after a meeting with Turkish PM Ahmet Davotoglu (right)

David Cameron wants Turkey to join the European Union, despite his drive to reduce net migration to tens of thousands.

The Prime Minister said yesterday that it remained a ‘long-standing goal’ for Britain that the nation of 75million people should join the EU, and that the issue was under active discussion.

Speaking in the Turkish capital Ankara after talks with prime minister Ahmet Davotoglu, he said of Turkey’s membership: ‘I very much support that… we discussed that last night.’

The comments are likely to provoke anger from Conservative backbenchers, who want curbs on the free movement of people within the 28-member bloc.

Mr Cameron last visited Turkey four years ago, and said at the time that he was there to ‘make the case for Turkey’s EU membership’ and was its ‘strongest advocate’.

However since then, he has committed to an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU amid rising public concern about levels of immigration.

His ministers have also been forced to admit the government will fail in its target to reduce net migration to ‘tens of thousands’. The latest figures last month revealed it had risen to 260,000…

Turkey is 99% Islamic.  Germany, at about 80,000,000 is the most populous, followed by France and the UK.   Turkey has a population of almost 81,000,000.  

  • Cameron is absolutely tone deaf.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Lower the flag and burn the ships at mooring. We’re done.

  • Oracle9

    The UK has, like the US, been subverted. They had Thatcher, Churchill. It’s time to get this Islamist out of power and get patriots like Nigel Farage or Paul Weston or a combination of both running the country.

  • Maggat

    I’m starting to suspect Cameron is a total idiot.

    • Just a thought

      Just starting?
      “I believe man-made climate change is one of the most serious threats that this country and this world faces.” – D. Cameron

  • Martin B

    Opening the floodgates to 80 million more Muzz isn’t enough for the EUnuchs. They want Europe to share a border with the Islamic State too. Lemmings going over a cliff are more rational.

  • Rosenmops

    Hopefully this will encourage more people to vote UKIP.

    • simus1

      Good election slogan for Nigel:
      ” If you want a vote whoring POS leading Britain, I’m not your guy.”

  • dingo ate my baby

    cameron is a weasel and a traitor
    he wont be happy until europe is in ruins
    he should be arrested for aiding and comforting the enemy at the least

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “I’d welcome Turkey into the EU, says PM”
    Has this twit ever met a crappy idea he didn’t like? Especially when it involves Muslims?

  • Bataviawillem

    To use Enough Powell’s words “He must be mad”

  • Not before they stop the occupation of Cyprus, admit what they did to the Armenians during the civil uprising and meet the other requirements of ALL EU members, human rights, democracy, economic security, etc.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Don’t hold your breath.

    • Rosenmops

      Hell will freeze over before all that happens, but traitors in the EU want to let them in anyway.