Lord Owen writing in The Telegraph, 17 March 2016.
“In many ways, the most pressing geopolitical issue facing Britain (irrespective of whether we vote to leave the EU – and I hope we will) is how we handle Turkey. This week, EU leaders will attempt to ratify a deeply-flawed emergency deal with Ankara in the hope of solving the migrant crisis. As a result of objections from several countries, the deal is already on life support. If I were advising the Prime Minister, I would tell him to let it die……
“The proposed Turkey deal is one more demonstration of the EU’s dangerous short-termism in foreign policy matters – of which the reckless wording of the Ukraine accession agreement has been the most dangerous example, one which risked dragging the EU to war with Russia.”
Read the full article here: Telegraph17.2.16