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EU policy on migrant crisis 'will flood UK with Jihadis'

Half a million IS extremists could "flood" Europe under an EU asylum policy designed to respond to the migrant boat crisis, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage shared a jokes with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a debate in Strasbourg, France Credit: Reuters

Mr Farage said the policy poses "a direct threat to our civilisation" in a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France today.

MEPs were debating a four-point action plan to help deal with the crisis, which has left thousands of migrants dead after trying to cross the Mediterranean from north Africa.

When Isis say they want to flood our continent with half a million Islamic extremists, they mean it.

There is nothing in this document that will stop those people from coming.

Indeed I fear we face a direct threat to our civilisation if we allow large numbers of people from that war-torn region into Europe.

– Nigel Farage

MEPs are being asked to approve the resolutions drawn up by the European Council following a meeting of EU leaders, including David Cameron, earlier this month.