Extremists demand a very tough response

Border checks in Sweden

When a hedgehog feels threatened, it rolls itself in a tight ball offering its attacker a choice: risk injury by trying to penetrate its sharp defences, or move along and find something else to do. 

We are not at the man-the-barricades point just yet, or even at the build-the-baricades point, but Europe is beginning to roll itself into a defensive ball — and maybe with some justification.


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