Migration Watch UK comment on all-time record daily illegal boat arrivals

August 23, 2022

An all-time daily record of 1,295 migrants crossed the English Channel on small boats yesterday.

Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

Another daily record for illegal migrant Channel crossings reached. It characterises the incompetence and abject failure of a government that has fumbled and fiddled for years as the problem has deteriorated.

Enforcement of immigration laws collapsed as savage cuts in funding and personnel took hold. When will this mess be cleared up? The next PM should now be thinking hard about how to tackle it and not coming up with meaningless babble that will do nothing to solve the problem.

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