The need to secure borders

The Telegraph reports:

Open borders across Europe have allowed Isil to plant sleeper cells across the continent and in the UK, poised to launch Paris or Brussels-style massacres, America’s intelligence chief has warned.

James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, warned the free movement of citizens around the EU was “in conflict” with the need to protect security.

He said there is evidence of fanatics from Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil) in Britain, Germany and Italy secretly plotting outrages like those witnessed in France and Belgium.

Being an island nation has its drawbacks. It makes it harder to trade, and harder to travel.

But there is a real plus, in that it makes us easier to have relatively secure borders.

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