ISLAMIC State (ISIS) jihadis have been given carte blanche to reach the gates of Britain and potentially carry out atrocities against innocent civilians after an EU motion backed by Labour BANNED using border controls to stop terrorism.
Labour MEPs voted en masse for a raft of Brussels resolutions which will prevent European security services in Schengen agreement countries from implementing “any border control measures aimed at fighting terrorism”.
The barmy edicts claim that trying to stop terrorists from returning home is racist and set out a series of stringent criteria dictating how extremists’ “human rights” must be pandered to.
They mean that ISIS jihadis will be able to stream into Europe and cross the continent unchallenged all the way to Calais, where they can launch attempts to smuggle themselves past Britain’s overwhelmed border guards.
Critics said the actions of Labour’s representatives in Brussels were “shameful” and will put British lives at risk by “opening the door” for ISIS fighters to return from Syria and carry out atrocities on our streets.
In three resolutions put before the European parliament MEPs also whined it is unfair to separate radicalised terrorists from other inmates in prisons and farcically suggest that European leaders should negotiate with ISIS to build evidence against those who may be returning from fighting for the feared terror group.
They were all passed with Labour’s support just six days after the Paris attacks, which were carried out by ISIS jihadis who strolled into Europe posing as refugees in Greece before moving across the continent unchallenged because of its free movement laws.
European MPs met last week to discuss the best ways to prevent the EU citizens from leaving the continent to join ISIS.
But in a raft of controversial amendments to current EU resolutions all they appeared to achieve was to further degrade Europe’s already leaky border controls.
Astonishingly one new amendment put forward by the Social and Democrats grouping, of which Labour is a leading member, and passed by the parliament said that member states must not use any border controls which “stop the travel of suspected terrorists”.
The jaw-dropping document states that the EU parliament “vehemently believes, in light of the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, that member states must refrain from using any border control measures aimed at fighting terrorism and stopping the travel of suspected terrorists, for immigration control purposes”.
It adds that MEPs are “extremely worried by the measures taken by some governments in the EU to introduce additional border controls in order to prevent the entry into the EU of refugees and migrants”.
Labour MEPs stated that rigorous border controls “risk being based on arbitrariness and racial or ethnic profiling, which is totally contrary to EU principles and values, in addition to contravening Member States’ international human rights obligations.”
In another resolution the party’s politicians voted to water down the wording on segregating radicalised prisoners from other inmates in European prisons, meaning more terrorists could be left free to impose their extremist views on others.
They downgraded the description of segregation from an “effective means of preventing terrorist radicalisation” to a “possible measure” and said it should only be done if it is “proportionate and in full compliance with the fundamental rights of the inmate”.
The final document supported by Labour looks set to hamper the possible prosecution of terrorists who do return home to the UK by setting out unrealistic standards over the collection of evidence.
Bizarrely MEPs state that “prosecuting terrorist acts carried out in third countries by European citizens or by non-EU nationals residing in the EU requires the collection of evidence in third countries should be possible”.
The decree raises the farcical possibility that British prosecutors would be expected to contact ISIS and ask for their cooperation over terrorist atrocities which have been committed in their lands.
All three amendments were backed by 19 out of 20 Labour MEPs. A handful of Tory MEPs voted in favour of two of the motions, but the majority rejected all three, which were also opposed by UKIP.
UKIP’s Home Affairs spokeswoman Diane James said she was “astounded” that Labour had backed the proposals just days after the horrific Paris massacre, in which 130 people lost their lives.
She raged: “After the events of Paris I am astounded that Labour MEPs have voted for these amendments. The free movement of people has led to the free movement of jihad and the only way to combat this is for Member States to regain control of their borders immediately.
“Labour opened our borders and have attempted to keep them open even in the face of these barbaric forces. UK citizen’s security should be paramount. Apparently Labour does not agree.”
“Anyone who has supported these terrorist groups should be appropriately prosecuted or not allowed back in.”
Britain looks set to increase its role in the global fight against ISIS with David Cameron urging MPs to vote in favour of extending RAF airstrikes to Syria.
Speaking to Parliament today the Prime Minister said Britain’s participation in the US-led coalition’s bombing campaign would help make the country safer by degrading the capabilities of the terrorist hate group.
Express.co.uk contacted the European Parliamentary Labour Party for comment, but had received no response at the time of publication.
source: Daily Telegraph