European Federalists are now using the Med crisis to call for a "centralised" common asylum system. It would be the death knell of national sovereignty and an inducement for more people to hand themselves over to barbarous people-traffickers in Libya - UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP
• In the wake of the Mediterranean migration crisis the European Federalists yesterday issued a press release titled, "European Federalists renew demand for a Eurozone economic & fiscal union, an EU common army and an EU immigration policy," urging the European Commission "to present a reform of the Common European Asylum System."
This was followed by a tweeting frenzy from the leader of the Liberal group in the European Parliament, Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt, who has now taken the lead in calling for a "Centralised Common European Asylum System" and an "EU Blue Card that acts as an EU wide work permit."
Responding to Guy Verhofstadt's tweets, Ukip Deputy leader Paul Nuttall said:
"These Federalist fanatics expose their crazy undemocratic schemes at each crisis. There is no acknowledgement that common European policies such as the Euro or Fisheries Policy have been a disaster.
"They now use the Med Crisis to call for a centralised common asylum system. It would be the death knell of national sovereignty and an inducement for more people to hand themselves over to barbarous people-traffickers in Libya.
"Incredibly, European Federalists have just called for a Eurozone Economic & Fiscal Union, an EU Common Army and an EU Immigration Policy. All madness of course."