UKIP leader Nigel Farage has slammed the European Union’s plan to allow troops to take control of borders without the consent of national governments.
Speaking in the European Parliament, Mr Farage said the plan was yet another power-grab by the bloc, with no guarantee that it will actually work.
“Every time a European Union policy fails, and that’s pretty often, the demand is more centralisation and more Europe.
“By any measure, the EU’s common asylum policy, albeit given rocket boosters by Chancellor Merkel, has been a dramatic failure.
“Not only will millions continue to come, few of whom of course would qualify as genuine refugees, but it’s become an open invitation to terrorism.
“So our solution is that the EU border agency and that the EU maritime services should be given powers and the ability to declare force majeure over the member states.
“And incredibly the British Prime Minister David Cameron is supporting this. And yet that’s the same Prime Minister who is going in to have a meeting with you tomorrow night to talk about our so-called ‘renegotiation’.”
Breitbart London reported yesterday how the plans outline a potential future EU army, with the ability to take control of the borders of member states without the permission of the country’s leaders or elected representatives.
EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said of the move: “What we are creating today is more Europe,” while Poland’s foreign minister said: “For it to be a structure independent from nation states is astounding… an undemocratic structure reporting to no one knows who.”
The 1,500 strong force, that will be able to deploy within three days, is expected to cost around €322 million by 2020.