EU president: failure to tackle migration could lead to Brexit

Failure by the European Union to jointly tackle the migration crisis could encourage British citizens to vote in favour of leaving the bloc

Anybody who wants to preserve the unity of the EU should throw their weight behind the joint decisions taken by the bloc, uphold the rules of the Schengen border-free zone and back a migration plan agreed with Turkey, Tusk tells EU lawmakers.

"If this emerging unity of action on the migration crisis is violated by anyone, they may in fact contribute to the UK leaving the EU," he adds, noting that how the bloc tackles the migration crisis will be of "key significance" to the campaign ahead of the June 23 referendum.

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