Report after report about illegal Muslim migrants flooding into the UK via the English Channel come in on a near-daily basis, with no end in sight. Nearly a thousand more have entered Britain since the start of the new year. All eyes are now on Boris Johnson, who was said to be deploying the military to stop the enduring free-for-all. But his move wasn’t prompted by concern for national security, safety or the economic concerns. Nothing like that prods Johnson to do anything. It’s to save his own political skin, because his approval levels are bottoming out.
“Nearly 1,000 migrants have arrived in UK ALREADY this year after 168 landed in Dover on six boats yesterday including one that came perilously close to P&O ferry,” by James Robinson, MailOnline, January 19, 2022:
A total of 168 migrants crossed the English Channel yesterday, bringing the number of small boat arrivals in the UK to almost 1,000 so far this year.
Six boats were intercepted by Border Force officials and brought to the Port of Dover on Tuesday, according to the Home Office.
One small boat carrying dozens of people, including children, came perilously close to a P&O ferry while making the dangerous journey across the Channel – the world’s busiest shipping lane.
Meanwhile, French authorities intercepted three further crossings involving 126 people.
And this morning 25 people were escorted into the Port of Dover on board a Border Force vessel shortly before 9am.
The latest crossings bring the total number of migrants arriving in the UK by small boats to nearly 1,000 already this year.
Last year saw a record 28,381 people cross the Channel in small boats. But it was not until mid-February when the number of migrant crossings reached 1,000.
Officials have told Home Secretary Priti Patel that 65,000 people could cross the Channel in 2022 – more than double last year’s total.
Some MPs have called for an end to the migrants crossings, which they have described as ‘incredible unsafe’, while campaigners have urged the Government to open safe channels and commit to resettle 10,000 people in the UK each year.
It comes as ministers were yesterday warned that plans to use the Royal Navy to solve the Channel migrant crisis would result in the senior service being turned into a ‘taxi service’.
Meanwhile plans to fly migrants to Africa were left in tatters after Ghana, one of the countries officials said to be in talks with the UK Government, said they knew nothing about it.
Ministers were said to be drawing up proposals which would see people arriving illegally in the UK sent abroad for processing and resettlement, with the west African nation and Rwanda named.
But in a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Accra said it did not want to get involved in what it called ‘Operation Dead Meat’ – a detraction of the Tory party’s ‘Operation Red Meat’ plan to save under fire Boris Johnson…..