Something has to be done, this can’t be allowed to continue indefinitely.
The more we let these frauds in, the greater the risk of having everyone and their brother show up on our doorsteps.
‘Send failed asylum seekers to unihabited Greek islands’ or ’empty parts’ of Africa: Czech leader calls on Brussels to bring in new measures to deter migration
Milos Zeman (pictured, left, with Tony Blair, back in 2002) claimed less than a third of the migrants who had come to Europe were true refugees
- Milos Zeman claims ‘less than one-third’ of migrants are real refugees
- The President of the Czech Republic said most were ‘economic migrants’
- Mr Zeman said they should be sent to Greek islands or back to Africa
The Czech president has called for hundreds of thousands of economic migrants who have arrived in Europe to be sent to uninhabited Greek islands.
Milos Zeman said the only solution to the continent’s migrant crisis was to deport those not fleeing war and he suggested they could be sent to ’empty parts’ of Africa.
He claimed ‘less than one-third’ of the one million arrivals last year were genuine refugees.
Mr Zeman told the Financial Times: ‘I am for deportation of all economic migrants,’ he told the Financial Times. ‘Of course I respect the cruelty of civil war in Syria, Iraq, and so on. But we do not speak about those people, we speak about economic migrants.’
Speaking on a visit to the Greek island of Rhodes, Mr Zeman antagonised his hosts by saying Greece could find homes for migrants on its islands as a way of paying off its debts to the rest of the EU.
Mr Zeman, an admirer of Donald Trump, said: ‘We are in Greece, and Greece has plenty of uninhabited islands, and big foreign debt. So if you have “hotspots” in Greek islands, this would be a sort of payment of foreign debt.’