Britain under pressure to accept African migrant quotas after Med drownings

David Cameron will come under pressure later this week to accept quotas of migrants from North Africa after 950 people drowned when their overloaded boat capsized 100 miles off the coast of Italy.

The Prime Minister confirmed he will attend an EU summit on Thursday as he described the deaths as “really horrific” and said they represented “very dark days” for Europe.

Italian and Maltese ships on Monday responded to distress calls from two more migrant boats in the Mediterranean carrying up to 450 people between them amid growing anger at the EU’s failure to intervene.

Three Turkish immigrants – a man, a woman and a child – were killed when a migrant boat ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes, while 93 were rescued.

Mr Cameron said that Britain will use “everything we’ve got” to target the human traffickers and criminals responsible for the crisis. He said Britain will direct its aid budget to stabilise countries and stop people from travelling…

  • Seneca III

    Watch my lips – “Depart fornicating back to whatever self-created socio-economic hell hole you came from and want to recreate here. This small, windswept island in the North Atlantic is full and we can’t support any more of you.
    Stay where you are and build something of your own, Africa, you have unlimited natural resources and have had the benefit of over half a century of billions and billions and billions of Dollars, Pounds, Marks, Francs, Euros and virtually every other form of aid on this planet and you have squandered it, sequestrated it in Swiss banks and generally pissed it up against the wall and that is your responsibility, not ours.
    Stay where you are, sort yourselves out and exterminate the scum that govern you, build your own lives on your own continent and don’t darken our door any more. Or drown, I no longer really care, I am altruistically exhausted.”

  • Shebel

    These so-called migrants and all their enablers remind me of the people that harass some poor slob that won the multi-million dollar Lottery. It is never-ending .
    The stories they give would bleed the heart of a Saint.
    Those that are not sick or dying will accuse you of being heartless and threaten not only your life, but also the life of your family -if you don’t share your wealth.
    At some point, if you are lucky— you realize their scam and tell them all to fekk-off. Once they know that you really mean it—They stop trying.
    If you don’t believe me — ask one.

  • Brett_McS

    As the Chinese said to Nixon when he criticized their closed emigration policy: How many million do you want?

  • Gettingby

    I don’t believe this story for a second. First there were 500 then 700 now 950 victims.
    All the photos I’ve seen of these immigrant fishing craft wouldn’t hold half that many people. Tomorrow the survivors? will remember that 600 more were crammed down by the bilge pumps. This is a guilt trip made large.

    • Frau Katze

      It does seem like an awfully large number of people for these boats, which aren’t very big,

  • MannieP

    Why not? They’re rapidly becoming a Turd World country already.

    Tell me again why we expended lives and treasure, twice, to rescue them from destruction? Never Again!

  • Microaggressive

    When is the cruise line migrant ship hitting Canada?

  • WalterBannon

    Mr Cameron said that Britain will use “everything we’ve got” to target the human traffickers and criminals….

    Somehow I doubt they will, otherwise they would have issued the orders to their sub fleet to torpedo these muslim invaders’ landing crafts

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    When Monsieur Camoron travels, he must be surrounded by bullet-stoppers in kevlar vests, even in Englanistan…

  • Oracle9

    Aussie PM Tony Abbott has the obvious answer, and the experience of Oz is that it works!

  • pdxnag

    Quit supplying food and medicine to these places that are just bursting at the seams from an overabundance of all that is necessary to create excess humans, particularly when they are all insufferable Jihadis.

  • Clausewitz

    Once again the proper musical response is…………