The top man of the European Union’s border section has said the number of migrants trying to gain access to Europe, including the UK, via the Mediterranean sea will be substantial, with even more migrants expected to come through Spain.
Fabrice Leggeri said “the irregular migration pressure on the southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain at a very high level.”He went on to say... “especially the western Mediterranean route is under scrutiny.” About 21,000 unauthorised migrants – mostly from Morocco, Algeria and Guinea – entered Spain in 2017.
Leggeri went on to admit that there is very little that the EU can do to control this massive potential new wave of migrants coming from this unpoliced frontier. Billions have been set aside to create "holding" camps but it is expected that up to 90% of these migrants will be headed to Calais where they hope eventually to reach the UK that they see as the promised land.
Many questions have been raised over UK border security due to the significant cuts that have taken place and also the political correctness of current Government policy that does not allow for any discrimination.