“Playing Russian roulette with the lives of our citizens “

gerardheader22Gerard Batten MEP
Donald Trump – and playing Russian roulette with the lives of our citizens
11th December 2015
I was interviewed on Ian Collin’s LBC show on Wednesday evening regarding Donald Trump’s comments that America should ban Muslims from entering the USA until further notice. Trump has been condemned, and a ridiculous on-line petition started demanding that he be refused entry to the UK.

What I said was that while it was hard to take seriously anyone with a hairstyle like that he nevertheless had a serious point.

I made a speech in the European Parliament in November in which I said that we should end “all mass-immigration from Islamic countries”. For a similar reason that Trump gave. We already have a serious problem with home-grown Islamic terrorists so why would be allow in millions more people from Islamic countries when we have no idea whether they are fundamentalist fanatics or not?

I think that we should end all mass-immigration anyway because as the first or second most densely populated country in the EU we simply cannot continue to absorb any more vast waves of people.

I think it is sad state of affairs that Trump is a serious contender for the American Presidency but to try and ban him from the UK for voicing an opinion, shows just how far the lunacy of political correctness and the new puritanism has taken hold.

I was interviewed along with Peter Tatchell who ended by making the point that ‘the extremists and terrorists are just a minority among Muslims’. unfortunately I was not given the time to respond on that point.

If I had been then I would have said, quite right the majority are not the problem, but we don’t know who the minority are until it is too late to do anything about it. Therefore to allow continued mass-immigration from Islamic countries is playing Russian roulette with the lives British and European citizens.

A solution to the Syrian refugee crisis!


A solution to the Syrian refugee crisis! | Gerard Batten MEP

There is a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis waiting to be implemented.

Saudi Arabia has 100,000 air-conditioned luxury tents sitting empty.  They were built to house the millions of annual pilgrims to Mecca and are only used five days of the year.

The solution is simple: the millions of people fleeing ISIS should go to Saudi Arabia where they can be housed in the great tent city.  The Saudis can then process these people and the fantastically oil-rich Gulf States can work out a scheme of resettlement in countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Brunei, and other Muslim countries.

It would make far more sense for the refugees to go and live in Islamic countries where they would feel more at home. The Gulf States are rich enough to look after these people without even noticing the expense, and to build the new cities and towns they would need.

You can see the great tent city by going to this link, which is published on Alex Jones’ website, to whom we are grateful for this information.

Saudi tentsThis solution would also reduce the occurrence of such things as Muslim refugees throwing Christian refugees into the sea because they did not want to share a boat with them; and refusing food because it was given in a Red Cross box and might not be halal.   The very much smaller numbers of Christian refugees could then be accommodated in western countries.

“a colossal, historic mistake”


Merkel’s migrant offer was “a a colossal, historic mistake” – UKIP

Merkel’s migrant offer was “a colossal, historic mistake”

Published Sep 18, 2015

StevenWoolfe_(1).jpegSpeaking to a group of UKIP members in Chester Steven Woolfe, UKIP’s Migration Spokesman commented on the closure of borders within Europe fuelled by the decision of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to give an open-ended welcome to refugees:

“If politicians in a democracy are servants of the people, then the question, ‘Just who are the people?’ is surely one of the most important questions of our time. Over generations the ebbs and flows of a democracy’s population grows and shrinks according to numerous factors – births, deaths, immigration, emigration and economic stability and growth. It is the job of politicians in a democracy to take account of demographic changes. The provision of the public services and the infrastructure projects at the heart of a civilised society depends on planners knowing just how many people they are providing and budgeting for. Politicians who actively attempt to transform the fortunes of their nation by manipulating population figures, have quite rightly been shunned by democrats everywhere because the effects are so unpredictable – China being an obvious case in point.

“This is why Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s perceived opened-ended welcome to all migrants is a colossal, historic mistake for the European Union.

It’s political folly on a grand scale. Her decision sent a powerful message to migrants, whether Refugee or Economic, that irrespective of international law, Germany was now a viable destination to go. Any basic research on what tools migrants use to navigate their way from safe havens in Turkey and Jordan shows that social media, amplified by word of mouth communication, plays a huge part in both the decision whether to migrate and a migrant’s destination of choice. This increases the speed and numbers of those wishing to leave the safe havens where many currently reside.

“Failing to listen to those who understood the causes of migration, understand the availability of modern technology and the power of people traffickers has resulted in Germany’s volte-face on accepting all migrants and its desperate need to distribute colossal numbers of people to other EU states. The Chancellor’s overall strategy of berating member states on how they cope with the great migration was flawed to begin with and ironically her open-ended refugee pledge has made matters worse for those same states.

“The ‘pull factor’ for refugees and economic migrants from North Africa and the Mid-East is now super-charged by German statements and sentiments. The effects on the German economy and society are going to be incalculable and far from positive. For the UK, it is essential that we protect ourselves from the ‘blow back’ from Germany’s dominance of the migration debate in Europe. The biggest part of this will be when EU countries which are forced to take refugee quotas, decide that the easiest way to alleviate the pressure on their public services and infrastructures is to issue migrants documents that allow them to travel anywhere in the EU under the free movement of people principles. Before this happens it is essential that Britain opt of out of this principle and the only way it can do this is to leave the European Union”