‘There are no rules in the EU.’ Nigel Farage rages in the face of record migrant numbers, calling them “ridiculous.”
NIGEL FARAGE and a retired Border Force agent have attacked the government’s handling of the migrant issue, questioning why ministers have allowed the crisis to persist.
On GB News, Kevin Saunders joined Nigel Farage to highlight the government’s failure on migrant crossings. Mr. Saunders, a retired UK Border Force agent, believes it is “absolutely ludicrous” that Britain does not do more to prevent migrants from crossing the English Channel.
“I’ve heard accounts of migrant dinghies no more than 50 meters off the French beaches,” Mr Farage said.
Why are we enabling this situation to continue?” says the French navy, which escorts these boats into UK waters.
“It’s interesting – the Home Secretary has gone to visit the Greeks because the Greek coastline patrol vessels are taking a very different approach,” Mr Saunders responded.
“They’re driving them back into Turkish waters,” says the narrator.
“So my point is that if the Greeks can do it with Ursula von der Leyen, the EU [Commission] president’s assistance, why can’t we force the ships back into French waters?”
“The French say it’s unlawful for us to push the boats back into French waters,” Mr Saunders continued, “but they don’t say it’s illegal for the Greeks to push the boats back into Turkish waters.”
“There are no regulations in the EU; everyone does what they want,” Mr Farage responded.
Priti Patel, the UK’s Home Secretary, has long argued that the government must do more to combat human trafficking organizations.
So far this year, French authorities have stopped 3,600 people from making the voyage, according to the Home Office.
Since the beginning of the year, officials have promised 65 cases involving tiny boats, according to the report.
According to statistics, 10,000 people successfully made the perilous crossing of the English Channel this year.
In July, more than 3,300 migrants arrived in the UK, setting a new monthly record.
With five months left in the year, the overall number of crossings in 2021 has already surpassed the total number for the entire year of 2020.
“These risky small boat crossings, aided by criminal gangs, are putting lives at risk,” said Dan O’Mahoney, Home Office Clandestine Channel Threat Commander.