Matteo Salvini speaks during an anti-immigration protest in October 2014 in Milan. Long-simmering tensions over the influx of migrants from outside Europe have come to a head in Italy, with the right-wing League allying with the leftist Five Star Movement to rein in immigration and resist pension reforms, with Salvini serving as minister of the interior. Photo: AFP
Niall Ferguson
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Niall Ferguson

Immigrant overload, not Brexit, heralds the end of the European Union

Niall Ferguson says Europe is becoming ‘the meltdown pot’ as a steadily increasing stream of immigrants breaks down political unity between EU member states and pushes voters back to national boundaries

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Matteo Salvini speaks during an anti-immigration protest in October 2014 in Milan. Long-simmering tensions over the influx of migrants from outside Europe have come to a head in Italy, with the right-wing League allying with the leftist Five Star Movement to rein in immigration and resist pension reforms, with Salvini serving as minister of the interior. Photo: AFP
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