Britain says Med migrants should be turned back

British Home Secretary Theresa May says Britain will not participate in a mandatory system of resettlement for refugeesBritain called Wednesday for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to be turned back, threatening to scupper a new European Union plan for quotas to redistribute migrants across the continent. The comments came as the European Commission was set to unveil president Jean-Claude Juncker's blueprint for dealing with an unprecedented wave of migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East. The plan's most controversial elements are a mandatory redistribution of asylum seekers across the 28-member European Union and the use of European military force against smugglers in Libyan waters, according to a draft seen by AFP.


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