Most people now accept that the migrant crises is a national emergency.
It shouldn’t have taken so many heartbreaking deaths before the government realized that illegal Channel crossings were a serious problem and must be stopped.
It shouldn’t have taken 27 people to realize that this was a critical story of public concern and should be the focus of bulletins.
The French government clearly has blood on their hands. Their inertia is pathetically, transparently and politically motivated to get revenge against post-Brexit Britain as well as boost Emmanuel Macron’s popularity.
It is criminal negligence to watch as people drown in their death-trap dinghies while you sit back.
It’s clear that the French government is bleeding; they are pathetically and transparently motivated by politics to strike back at post Brexit Britain and increase Emmanuel Macron’s popularity before his election.
It’s just normal. French people are not fond of immigrants.
Why would they choose to put their lives at risk and their children’s lives in order to make it on the Channel?
The squeamish British establishment, however, is equally guilty.
Many political figures have had to be silenced by the infidels who claim that speaking out about illegal migration via Channel is somehow a racist or Islamophobe.
40 migrants were pictured launching dinghies from the French coast watched by French police near Wimereux yesterday in one of the defining images of the crisis so far
Everyone who did not speak out about the escalating disaster should be ashamed that they didn’t.
Can the British or French governments do more to stop the crossings of the border and defeat the smuggling syndicates? They could, they were right.
Macron declared today to France that he will’step up collaboration’ with Britain. However, is Macron really able to keep his word?
These are his pathetic words, which have no meaning when French police continue to allow boats laden with illegal migrants set sail today.
Nevertheless, the French Navy continues to guide some of these vessels into British waters.
MailOnline has spent the last weeks photographing small boats launched by people smugglers indiscriminately onto French beaches, under the full watch of the local authorities. They don’t even try to stop them.
Yesterday was no exception as one boat was launched right in front of French police. They presumably gave nothing but a smug smile. After the boat had crossed the Channel, our RNLI was able to safely transport it to British waters.
This is the first picture of the flimsy and dangerous dinghy that sank off Calais yesterday, killing 27 people including seven women – one of whom was pregnant – and three children
After 27 migrants were drowned while trying to cross the Atlantic to enter Britain, this afternoon’s Migrants gathered at a Camp in Grand-Synthe.
Sadly, the 27 poor souls – including seven women and three children – on another boat were not as lucky.
You cannot imagine how mad I am about this mess.
Instead, bickering French or British governments allowed traffickers to win.
With such a pathetic response, it’s no wonder at least 26,000 illegals have already crossed this year – ten times the number of two years ago.
The smuggling gangs, who literally trade in human lives, have become increasingly arrogant – because they know they can get away with it.
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At least 25 boats were launched yesterday, even though it was freezing. Today more brave the freezing waters.
The French have literally been laughing in our face, given we’re already paying them £54 million to patrol their own beaches and they continue to refuse our offer to send British police to help the effort.
The fact that four French officers arrested people for people-smuggling shortly after the tragedy was quite telling. They know exactly where they are, but do not consider slapping them to death a priority.
Boris was right when he said that the smuggling networks are ‘getting away from murder’ but his government supports them.
The demand for gangs to provide a journey to British shores has become overwhelming because the migrants – who, it must never be forgotten, are already safe in France – know the welcome mat will be rolled out on their arrival.
They know that they won’t get their money back.
They are allowed to stay in 4-star hotels and receive Domino’s pizza as well as an allowance. It can be a long-lasting arrangement that will last years while they wander aimlessly through our useless asylum system.
That system was what allowed Emad al Swealmeen (the Liverpool bomber) to stay illegally in the country for SEVEEN YEARS. The bomb factory fund was also funded by him before he killed himself outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital Remembrance Day.
Yes, safety for the vulnerable migrants is in danger. But so is safety for the British citizens.
Undisputed fact: The vast majority of illegal migrants who arrive in the UK by the Channel route are young men.
While we can assume that most of the young men in this group are potential economic migrants, it is impossible to verify.
5 women and 1 girl were among those who were killed in the accident. This happened as French police were watching boats leaving their shores.
That’s because most shrewdly throw all their papers – passports, identity cards and the like – into the Channel on their journey so it is impossible for British officials to verify where they were born or what country they were living in before they ended up in a French camp.
One of these individuals is all it takes to create a terrorist cell that will allow hundreds of Brits death.
Every government must ensure the safety of its citizens.
Priti Patel (Home Secretary) promised that she would’make the route unviable’ for 2019, after there had been just 1,835 new arrivals in November. She has failed to pass her own tests despite constant hard talk.
This is because Patel wants out of work and the Home Office has put up blocks to stop her from implementing her ideas.
That’s why Dominic Cummings was right that the civil service blob must be destroyed – because they are making the government’s job to reform impossible.
While offshore processing seems like the best solution, which I’ve been advocating since months, the government doesn’t seem to have the political will or the ability to put in place such a controversial, costly, and difficult measure. The public is becoming more angry about this failure.
That’s the way Australia’s government stopped all boat arrivals from entering their country. It took just two years for 20,000 people to reach zero.
If the migrants know as soon as they arrive in the UK they will be transported to an offshore detention centre to be processed – and could remain there for years – it becomes the ultimate deterrent not to leave France and to apply to come to the UK using our legal system.
French-supported turnback maneuvers along the Channel would enable our Border Force to redirect boats carrying migrants back into French waters.
The boat, which was overloaded and filled with water, sank in the rough seas under heavy rain and freezing temperatures. It was discovered by fishermen who rushed to help. Rescuers arrived at the scene to rescue two victims (pictured; one survived) and pulled them from the ocean late on Wednesday
Left’s plan to provide more safety routes between France and Africa is pure madness. It amounts to an open-borders policy which would promote more dangerous crossings into France via Africa.
Also, it completely undermines both our points-based and legal immigration system.
However, a solution must be found.
Boris should realize that the level of public anger has risen and that another year could see him lose Number 10.
On air, I asked Nigel Farage (GB News) if he was serious about re-entering the frontline politics if there is no solution to the migrant crisis.
I was told by him that if this turned into a national crisis, either next year or sooner, then I would have the power to do so. If the Conservative party doesn’t have the fortitude, the courage, or the willingness to deal with this problem, then I don’t think anyone in it will. Although I do not want to, if it is absolutely necessary I might.
Boris will be able to sleep soundly at night because of his response.
This serves as an ultimatum to the government that it must stop talking tough and stop trying to stop boats.