Farage Backs Australian PM’s Policy of Returning All Migrants

Tom McTague, Daily Mail, April 22, 2015

Nigel Farage has called for any migrants rescued from the Mediterranean to be sent back to Africa.

The Ukip leader said ‘millions’ of refugees could arrive on boats in Europe over the next few years unless they are intercepted and turned back now.

Mr Farage urged Prime Minister David Cameron to resist pressure at an emergency summit of EU leaders in Brussels tomorrow for Britain to take in large numbers of refugees brought across the Mediterranean by people-smugglers.

He insisted the UK could not take more than ‘a few thousand’ genuine refugees.

His comments came as experts warned that up to 30,000 migrants, including 2,500 children, could be killed this year unless the crisis is tackled.

Up to 950 people are believed to have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya on Saturday, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Just 28 people are known to have survived the tragedy, described by UNHCR as ‘the deadliest incident in the Mediterranean we have ever recorded’.

The death toll from capsizing disasters stands at 1,727 so far this year – 30 times higher than the 56 fatalities by April 21 last year, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). At its recent rate the total for this year could reach 30,000.

The Prime Minister and other European leaders are under mounting pressure to come up with a plan to stem the rising number of migrants killed trying to cross the sea for a better life in Europe.

Mr Farage said Britain bore a burden of responsibility for the flow of migrants heading out of north Africa because of its military interventions in countries like Libya and Iraq. He said he was happy for Royal Navy ships to take part in search and rescue operations in the area, and for funds currently spent on overseas aid and EU contributions to be diverted to help people in the countries involved.

But the Ukip leader told BBC1’s Breakfast: ‘The big message has to come from Italy, the big message has to come from Greece. The Australian prime minister said it yesterday: unless we send a message that we are not going to unconditionally accept unlimited numbers of people, they will keep coming. That’s a decision that’s got to be taken by the southern Mediterranean countries.

‘What is the message from Italy and Greece? Is it that anybody that comes will be accepted? Because if it is, millions of people could be coming over the next couple of years.

‘I’m suggesting that they should be making sure that those people coming in vessels that are not seaworthy should be put into vessels which are seaworthy and taken back to where they came from.

‘There may be some cases where people genuinely need refugee status and if Britain has to give a helping hand and give, for example, some Christians refugee status . . . then fine.’

Asked how many refugees he would be willing for the UK to take, Mr Farage said: ‘I would suggest a few thousand, because we as a country can’t take unlimited numbers of people. The Prime Minister is going to be under intense pressure on Thursday for us to take really very big numbers and I am afraid we simply can’t do that.’

Mr Cameron has faced criticism for cutting funding for search and rescue operations in the area.

The Times said British military chiefs were preparing to offer one of the country’s biggest warships to help tackle the refugee crisis.

HMS Bulwark, a 176-metre launchpad for helicopters and small vessels which protected London during the 2012 Olympics, is understood to be among the options being considered by ministers.

An MoD spokeswoman said it was ‘looking at options but no decisions have been taken’.

The charity Save the Children has called on EU leaders to restart search and rescue operations off the coast of Italy within 48 hours, on the scale of the previous, and far larger, Italian-led Mare Nostrum operation.

Chief executive Justin Forsyth said: ‘EU leaders hold the lives of thousands of desperate people in their hands when they meet tomorrow.

‘With every day that they prevaricate and delay restarting search and rescue operations, the risk grows that more people will die as they try to reach Europe.

‘We cannot allow 2015 to be the deadliest year in the Mediterranean yet. We must get agreement at Thursday’s meeting to scale search and rescue back up to 2014 levels.

‘Even one boat that sinks is one too many, but the escalating number of people dying off Italy’s shores brings home the urgent need to act.’

Maurice Wren, chief executive of the Refugee Council, said the response to events in the Mediterranean was ‘inadequate’ and Europe had to ‘raise its game’.

Two alleged people smugglers, including one believed to have been the captain of the ship which was wrecked at the weekend, have been detained by Italian authorities, according to reports.

It has been claimed the boat capsized after accidentally colliding with another ship which came to its aid.

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  • Chip Carver

    As Europe slides rightward, the attempts to bring it “back in line” will increase. The behind the scenes machinations to bring “The Camp of The Saints” to life must be feverish.

    Everyone interested in saving and reviving the West should read “The Camp of The Saints”. It’s available online for free. The author had to dance around certain things, be PC in some ways as it were. But the book is interesting and a grimly funny commentary on the frozen deer behavior we still see in too many Whites.

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  • ‘We cannot allow 2015 to be the deadliest year in the Mediterranean yet. We must get agreement at Thursday’s meeting to scale search and rescue back up to 2014 levels.

    I guess nobody believes in the concept of Moral Hazard anymore. Instead, the new paradigm is “too non-white to fail.”

    • propagandaoftruth

      Ship them back immediately, impound and scrap the boats. Sell what remains for salvage and put the proceeds back into the defense of Europe.

    • George Moriarty

      “We cannot allow 2015 to be the deadliest year in the Mediterranean yet”
      Simple; STOP the boats.

      • listenupbub

        I feel bad for you guys in Australia. Your population is much less. In America, many people cannot tell when immigrants are taking over, because there are enough whites around to stick together. For you, the decline of whites could potentially come much faster.

        Just another white/Aryan civilization that goes brown for the history books. It will add to the many that have come and gone before us.

        • George Moriarty

          That is why the founders of this nation came up with the “White Australia” policy. It had not gone unnoticed that this was a small white nation surrounded by a billion or so Asians and Indians.
          Our first race riot was back in gold rush days when Chinese miners tried to invade the diggings. Our big wake-up was when the Japanese bombed northern Australia and their submarines entered Sydney harbour during WW2. As recently as the Vietnam conflict we were told that we were stopping the Yellow Peril to justify our involvement there.
          Then in the early 70s, White Australia was dropped without any public consultation and since then the floodgates have been opened to Asians, Indian, Muslims and now Africans. It’s scary.
          In all of this I am reminded of the fable of the frog that was slowly boiled to death, he did not notice what was happening until it was too late.

          • David Ashton

            “Without any public consultation”. Ditto, Britain. No conspiracy? No, just what the subversives themselves called “agenda networking”.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Are they going to call it the “Boomerang Policy” ?

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    It’s not my problem but I’d suggest before taking these people (and not immediately sending them back) they ask themselves. Are we, as a country, prepared to house, feed, educate and provide health care for all these people? Are we ready to accept the social consequences derived from the differences in culture and religion?

    • Charles Martel

      They think throwing money at them will erase the affects of 100,000 years of evolution in the opposite direction

      • Deacon Blue

        You mean it won’t? Have it been tried for decades over and over and
        empirically proven that it won’t? Really?!?

        • Charles Martel

          If you are not being sarcastic search (CATO money and school performance)

    • George Moriarty

      Sensible questions and it must also be looked at in this context;
      Say the UK & the EU were to take in another 100 million illegals, yes, they would have all the problems you mentioned except by now the dollar and social costs would now be astronomical as well as unsustainable. Yet it would not even start to make improvement in the lives of the billion or so Africans who don’t make it to the promised land. They will just continue to live in poverty, conflict and misery and continue to breed unsustainably.
      The whole concept of Europe accepting these people is flawed and is not helping anyone.

      • listenupbub

        Exactly. And the Africans will breed MORE, knowing that if they cannot provide for their six kids, they can just send them to Europe/America/Australia/wherever the whites are.

  • George Moriarty

    I think I have already said all that is to be said on this subject and that is that Australia was able to stop the boats with a bit of decisive political action. Our government made it quite clear that boat arrivals would never be able to settle in Australia and the people smugglers would be sent to jail.
    Attempted boat arrivals are sent to Narau or Mannus Island off PNG, both awful places. They then have the choice of going back home or staying on one of these islands. The Australian Government pays the bill for their upkeep on these islands.
    Likewise the same can be done, and must be done in Europe. Find and pay some cash strapped African country to resettle these illegal migrants and then jail the people smugglers and destroy the boats.
    This WILL stop the boats, it will also save billions of dollar and tens of thousands of lives.
    As in the Australian situation all the left leaning human rights groups including the Greens, the UN and some churches will scream outrage, they always do, but it will STOP the boats.

    • listenupbub

      Doesn’t Australia have very high rates of immigration still, though?

      • George Moriarty

        Yes, mainly in the context of the wrong sort of newcomers including approved refugees. The greatest numbers of new arrivals to this country are from India followed by the Chinese. They all want to live in our capital cities, Sydney in particular. The rate of growth is quite unsustainable, we have a chronic housing shortage and traffic congestion that has to be experienced to be believed. At times we have had to resort to water desalination to keep the taps running. We also have some suburbs which have become ethnic (Muslim) no-go areas or are dominated by Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans and all the associated crime and social problems.

        • David Ashton

          Live and learn, the hard way.

        • Weisheit77

          So it’s becoming a typical Asian city… a human anthill. Nice.

  • Diabolus Candidus

    HMS Bulwark, a 176-metre launchpad for helicopters and small vessels which protected London during the 2012 Olympics, is understood to be among the options being considered by ministers.

    How do military people do it? Aid the invaders of their country while being under duty to protect it…

  • LHathaway

    Thank God for Nigel Farage.

  • MBlanc46

    I’m so glad that some Europeans are starting to speak strongly against immigration. It provides some intellectual cover for us, just as European social democracy provides some cover for Lefties. And maybe it will even have some effect.

  • Rob

    I guess Nigel Farage is opening his eyes now. He at one point only wanted the muslims out, but wanted the other non whites races to be in the UK.

    • David Ashton

      He has just said he prefers Indian to European immigrants. On Ukip, see Robert Henderson’s on-line article (April 16) in the Occidental Observer. However, better half a loaf than nothing at all (like TOC itself, which mixes intelligent comment with jew-jabber ravings).

      • Rob

        What is TOC?

        • David Ashton

          The Occidental Observer

          • Rob

            I like reading TOC. Do you not like it? I do agree that in the comments section that people ramble about those guys, but I am sure they are all true. Sadly the same cannot be done here for some reason.

          • David Ashton

            As you ask, I agree with some of its contents, and disagree with other items, as with AmRen, but there is no need to spell it all out here. There is a difference between the work of a K. MacDonald and the outpourings of a J. Streicher.

          • Rob

            Yes, you are right. That is always the case in any website. Even liberals will not agree with one another. Some may think some people are too staunch and others will not agree with the ones that are not that staunch. That is life I guess my friend.

  • journey

    Ultimate solution: mandatory birth control, massive deportation, and turning back the ships. There are no other viable options unless Europe wants to be invaded and destroyed. Off course, if these free loaders were armed invaders, the “leaders” would be voicing other words. But what is the difficulty, it’s the same outcome?

  • Ron Cheaters

    These ships don’t have captains.. They’re pointed in a direction, then sent on auto-pilot. How’s it going eh? fellow Canuck.

    • mike from Canadastan

      The ships picking up the invaders are stationed 40 miles of the coast of Libya. They then haul them all the way back to Italy. So how is that not part of the smugglers trail? If the ships picking up the invaders do not return them to Libya ( closest point) then they are guilty of people smuggling.

      • Ron Cheaters

        I don’t know that much about it. but I was under the impression that once they were shipped off and come within limits of mainly Italy, they would send out a distress call. Then all nearby ships are forced, or coerced to respond to an S.O.S. The question I wonder is, where are all these ships coming from if they aren’t being impounded or scrapped?

  • John Smith

    I’d send the attack subs to patrol the Mediterranean were I the PM.

  • Phoenixian Westernia

    You know, I first saw this migrant crisis on bbc news when I was still in Panama on my vacation, and on the way back home on airplane, they played a movie about Kenyan refugees fleeing to the USA. Coincidence or Manipulation?

  • jayvbellis

    We need to identify the real people in Australia who successfully implemented the policies that ended boat smuggling of 3rd world illegals in to Ausuatralia.

    To those who say it can’t be done, it was done.

    The people who successfully did this in Australia are real live people, popular in their communities, not social outcastes.

    Can some of our Australian readers do some work, identify them and start the ball rolling so similar success will be achieved in Europe, UK.

  • Stephen Wordsworth

    All boats on the north African and Somali coasts should be confiscated and cut up for scrap.

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