EU has become a fortress! Europhile Alibhai-Brown slams Brussels migrant treatment

EU becoming 'intolerant' to migrant crossings says panellist

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Speaking on Jeremy Vine on Five show, Ms Alibhai-Brown said: “They do have a genuine case to seek asylum.

“We have criteria for that.

“We signed up to international treaties.

“And this is where the EU comes in.”

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She went on: “The EU has become such an intolerant, and I’m very pro EU.

Let me finish – I take this so seriously, because what after what’s happened in Afghanistan or Syria.

“There are so many people who are absolutely in need. Okay.

The EU has become a fortress and what’s happening in Belarus, for example, is part of the problem.

She added: “And and France and Britain need to be working together.

“Not to keep the fortress but to help these people in need.”

Thousands of men and women and children have been attempting to cross into Poland from Belarus.

Minsk has been accused of pushing migrants, mostly from the Middle East, to the border to destabilise the EU.

On Tuesday, Polish forces used tear gas and water cannon to repel migrants from crossing into the country. 

Poland so far has resisted attempts from migrants amassing at the border to cross into its territory and, consequently, into the EU’s free movement zone.

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said: “We have to prepare for the fact that the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border will not be resolved quickly.”
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