Holger Muench, the head of Germany’s police force, has said that European nations are not doing enough to combat terrorism and that it needs to be ‘quicker and better‘.
According to the Express he wants a transnational database that tracks militants.
But we already have bodies like Interpol and Europol that have this type of information. Surely setting up yet another black hole into which information will be poured will prove both expensive and counter-productive.
The best way forward would be for individual countries to control their own borders properly, only letting in the people of the right sort we need and checking that there are no ‘wanted‘ people amongst those that leave.
In the 2015 general election manifesto, UKIP said it would increase border control staff by 2,500 to do this sort of thing. Another sensible policy from UKIP.