Labour’s Top Man in Brussels Vows to Block ‘Extreme’ Plans for Asylum Centres Outside EU

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The open borders-backing Labour MEP in charge of the European Parliament’s committee on migration law has vowed to block plans to process asylum claims outside of EU territory.

Claude Moraes, who chairs the justice and home affairs committee, blasted proposals to offshore asylum claims as “extreme”, complaining the system would see “no guarantee” that third world migrants who made the journey to Europe would be settled in an EU nation.

Described as a “big beast” of European politics, the mass migration-promoting Labour figure said a large proportion of MEPs on the influential committee share his opposition to offshore camps, telling The Guardian: “We think these ideas are extreme and we are not going to touch them.”

Moraes stated that the parliament, which has to give consent to the EU budget, would block any version of the next seven-year budget which contains funding for migrant screening centres in North Africa — a measure intended to cut the number of sea deaths which has backing from a number of national governments in Europe.

“Offshoring … is not an asylum system in our view, because you wouldn’t guarantee human rights, you wouldn’t guarantee proper processing and you wouldn’t have any guarantee that someone who had any asylum claim would end up in the European Union,” he said.

Named on the “reliable ally” list of MEPs which was revealed to be held by globalist financier George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, Moraes is an activist for mass migration from the Global South, announcing to The Guardian in 2007 his determination to combat “whiteness” in Brussels.

In November, he argued it was vital that Brussels punish Poland and Hungary so as to send a message to other EU nations that the bloc will not tolerate patriotic, conservative governments which put the interests of its citizens above globalist demands.

“We cannot stand by and watch fundamental rights in both countries being breached because of the sensitivity or worry about potential future exits,” he told the BBC.

“The concern is that it might get worse if the contagion picks up and we get an increase in populism,” explained Moraes, whose committee last year began Article 7 proceedings — dubbed the EU’s “nuclear option”, punishment-wise — against Hungary for breach of so-called European values.

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