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THE ‘SYRIAN’ REFUGEE CRISIS
Migrant arrivals in Greece in January 2016 were 38 times higher than a year ago....
 
TURKEY & EU EXPANSIONISM
Turkey’s population is 78.7 million and is 99% Islamic, with 85,412 mosques...
HOW THE EU
HAS GROWN
How the EU has grown over the years, from 6 to 28 countries
 
MORE POOR COUNTRIES
TO JOIN
The 2 richest countries don't want to join, but the poorest are queueing up.
 
The ‘Syrian’ Refugee Crisis
1. The EU has now admitted that over 1.25 million people claimed asylum in the EU in 2015. This does not include all the other migrants who entered, but haven’t claimed asylum.

2. Migrant arrivals in Greece in January 2016 were 38 times higher than the number recorded in January 2015, according to Frontex, the EU’s border agency.

3. During 2015, 73% of EU asylum-seekers were male. 81% were aged 14 years or over.

4. Nearly three-quarters of asylum-seekers were not from Syria. In the UK alone, the highest numbers came from Eritrea (17%), Iran (17%), Pakistan (15%), and Sudan (14%).

5. In the last year, repeated attempts by the EU to address the migrant crisis have all failed. Agreement can’t be reached within the EU, and Frau Merkel has even asked Turkey to retain the migrants, in return for over €6 billion and the fast-tracking of Turkey’s EU membership application. In 5 years’ time 78.7 million Turks will become EU citizens if the application succeeds.

The Failing EU Is Out Of Control - This Is Not a Safe Club To Be A Member Of
[Sources: EU Frontex report 22 Feb 2016. Eurostat Asylum Statistics 2015, published 02-04 March 2016.]
‘Remain’ Means Change : Turkey and EU Expansionism
The EU is continuously growing and expanding its reach geographically and into all areas of our lives. Voting ‘Remain’ means a vote for an uncertain future. Here are some facts.

1. The EU is in the process of agreeing to accelerate Turkey’s membership application.

2. Turkey’s population is 78.7 million and is 99% Islamic, with 85,412 mosques. When it joins, it will be the largest country in the EU and will have the most MEPs in the European Parliament.

3. Prior to this, the EU plans to waive all visa requirements for Turks from June this year. Mr Cameron fully supports Turkey’s application for EU membership.

4. In 2014, the EU accepted Mayotte as part of the EU. Mayotte is a French island off southern Africa, with a 97% Islamic population. Half the population are under 18 years old and only 29% of adults are employed. This is the latest of the enlargements of the EU, about which British people are told little.

5. Who’s next? 13 other territories are in various stages of negotiating to joining the EU, including Turkey, 6 Balkan countries, 3 Caribbean islands, and 3 more Eastern European countries. So voting ‘Remain’ means an uncertain and expanding EU, with fewer and fewer voting rights for the UK.

Remaining In The EU Means Change – Leaving Means Taking Control.
[Sources: EU Council Directive 2013/61/EU – Mayotte. INSEE (French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies) : Résultats statistiques de Mayotte. Official Turkish Statistical Institute: Cultural Statistics 2013. Turkstat Census of Population 28 Jan 2016. EU Commission European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations 2016.]
The EU has always expanded - the future is never fixed in the EU
Expansion of the European Union:

1957 - EU6 - 6 Member States: Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg

1973 - EU9 - The 6 Member States + the UK, Denmark and Ireland

1981 - EU10 - The 9 Member States + Greece in 1981

1986 - EU12 - The 10 Member States + Spain and Portugal in 1986

1995 - EU15 - The 12 Member States + Austria, Sweden and Finland in 1995

2004 - EU25 - The 15 Member States + Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus and Malta in 2004

2007 - EU27 - The 25 Member States + Bulgaria and Romania in 2007

2013 - EU28 - The 27 Member States + Croatia in 2013

Remaining In The EU Means Change – Leaving Means Taking Control.
[Sources: EU Parliament website: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections2014-results/en/turnout.html.]
VISA-FREE ACCESS FOR MOLDOVANS, GEORGIANS, UKRAINIANS
The two richest countries in Europe - Norway and Switzerland - don't want to join, but the poorest countries are queueing up.

1. Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are Eastern European countries who wish to join the EU.

2. Their combined population is 52.9 million and their average wage is only £1.24 per hour.

3. Moldovans were approved for visa free access to the EU's Schengen zone in April 2014 and Georgians were approved on 09 March this year. Ukrainians will be approved if the Dutch vote yes in their referendum on 06 April.

4. Who’s next? 10 other territories are in various stages of negotiating to joining the EU, including Turkey, 6 Balkan countries, and 3 Caribbean islands. So voting ‘Remain’ means an uncertain and expanding EU, with the UK's voting rights being further and further diluted.

Remaining In The EU Means More Risk and Change – Leaving Means Taking Control.
[Sources: EU Commission Report on Georgia (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/e-library/documents/policies/international-affairs/general/docs/proposal_539-2001_georgia_en.pdf) | EU Commission Report on Moldova (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-137_en.htm) | EU Commission Report on Ukraine (https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2015/EN/1-2015-905-EN-F1-1.PDF) | UN population data 2015 (http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/) | National Statistics Office of Georgia | National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova | State Statistics Service of Ukraine ]
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