It is estimated that in 2019, roughly 2,000 migrants came across the Channel. This year, in April alone, figures suggest that almost 1,000 made the crossing. May is on course to be even worse.
That the French authorities appear to be assisting the would-be migrants by escorting them (whether for safety or political reasons) displays an incredible disregard for our nation and its laws.
While British citizens face an unprecedented infringement of rights, not being able to meet with family and friends, restrictions on where they can go, and what they can do, it seems beyond negligent that the issue of migrant boats is not being addressed.
As Parliament debates on the second reading of an immigration bill that would enact a points-based immigration system (yet another UKIP policy “borrowed”), they turn a blind eye towards the thousands of people entering the country illegally. And this trickle will become a wave as summer approaches.
And what of the inevitable deaths that will come with allowing these boats to cross? To allow is to encourage. Upon whose shoulders will the almost certain drownings be?
Enough is enough. Either act in the best interests of this country or step aside and let others deal with the mess this government has created.