German MPs ‘drawing up plans’ to close borders in challenge to Merkel’s refugee policy

German MPs have reportedly drawn up plans to close the country’s borders in a direct challenge to Angela Merkel’s refugee policy.

The move is the latest threat to the Schengen Agreement on border-free travel in continental Europe.

A group of 188 MPs including many from Mrs Merkel’s own Christian Democrat party have prepared laws to fence off sections of the border.

They say they will put them forward if Mrs Merkel does not come up with a solution to the refugee crisis within weeks.