Now MEP warns more than a MILLION migrants could come to Britain if it stays in EU
Roger Helmer, who has been an MEP since 1999, hit out at those campaigning against a Brexit while appearing on the BBC’s Question Time.
The Ukip spokesman for energy and industry said any migrants currently living in Germany “will have a right under free movement to come to any other member state including to Britain” if they stay in Germany for five years.
He also hit out at the bureaucratic bloc’s “absolutely bizarre” deal with Turkey, which will see the EU handing out more than £4.5billion to the Eastern Mediterranean country.
The staunch eurosceptic warned “several million” migrants might move to Western Europe as a result of the desperate deal.
He said: “What we’re looking at is the future, two years, five years ahead and nobody can be sure what is going to be happening two years or five years ahead.
“Although we have a pretty clear idea of the sort of trade terms.
“They can’t be worse than WTO (World Trade Organisation) trade rules and we will get a free trade deal which will be better.
“But the question I would put to those who want to stay in is ‘What is the European Union going to look like in five years time?’
“In five years time, those million migrants in Germany, if they stayed in Germany, will have a right under free movement to come to any other member state including to Britain.”
He added: “And right as we speak there is this European Council going on today and tomorrow where they’re discussing this absolutely bizarre deal with Turkey where Turkey takes one person back from Greece in exchange for Greece taking one migrant from Turkey and we’re paying €6billion for the privilege.
“And we are fast tracking visa-free access to the Schengen area and we’ve agreed to fast track Turkish membership, Turkish membership is 75 million Turks.
“Now I’m not going to suggest for a moment that 75 million Turks are coming to Britain but it is quite reasonable to propose that several million might move to Western Europe.”
Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, also hit out at the fat cats operating out of Brussels.
He said: “I love the idea of a European Union that is liberal, democratic, a brotherhood of man and light-touch regulation and if that European Union does exist somewhere in a parallel universe then that’s great for that parallel universe.
“It doesn’t exist here. I’ll vote to leave.”