Nigel Farage, a Brexit supporter, says that Britain must take control of the migrant crisis.
BREXIT Britain must reclaim control of its borders in order to assist resolve the escalating cross-channel migrant crisis, according to Nigel Farage.
The former Brexit Party leader, writing in the Daily Express, lambasted France and the EU for failing to “raise a finger” to halt the perilous crossings. He also pushed Brussels and French President Emmanuel Macron to agree to a summit, warning that failing to do so will result in the loss of many lives and the continued suffering of British communities. “The more money we give to France, the more people come,” the GB News broadcaster stated.
“To resolve this, we need the French and Brussels to cooperate, but they refuse to lift a finger to help Brexit Britain,” Nigel Farage said. He added that the only way to end the migrant smuggling trade is to show migrants that they will be turned back at sea or deported if they reach the UK’s shores.
“Our only alternative is to tow migrant boats back to France, where they will be safe, and then our former EU allies will come to the table to negotiate,” he added.
This year, the number of individuals undertaking the trek in small boats has surpassed 10,000, with 482 people crossing alone on Wednesday.
Since 1999, about 300 migrants have died attempting to cross the Channel, according to reports released last year.
Mr Farage reacted angrily after the European Union was accused of politicizing the migrant situation by obstructing negotiations with France.
According to UK sources, the European Commission is “turning a blind eye to people dying” by refusing to engage discussions with Britain to allow migrants to return to France after crossing the Channel.
EU officials are said to have stressed that the bloc, not individual member states, has sole authority to negotiate asylum and readmission agreements.
The post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK “does not include measures on asylum and return,” according to a commission spokeswoman, and “for the time being, our focus is on its implementation, and we are not considering pursuing new negotiations to supplement the agreement.”
The commission has been accused of “turning a blind eye to people dying,” according to a Tory source, while a government source claims the matter has become entangled in “post-Brexit shenanigans.”
The Border Force is given authority under the Nationality and Borders Bill. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”