Stop migrant boats or face defeat, Suella Braverman tells Tories

Asked about the consequences if the Government failed to stop the boats, Mrs Braverman said: “I just don’t think we’ll be forgiven. We need to earn the trust of the British people on all issues and every single day we’re in government. This issue is of huge frustration to many, many people that I meet … Read more

Majority have no confidence in Rishi Sunak’s ability to solve migrant boats crisis

Prof Matt Goodwin, a pollster, said: “This week Rishi Sunak identified resolving the small boats crisis as a priority for his government in 2023. But our numbers show he has an enormous amount of work to do. “Most voters have no confidence in the Government on this issue, which we should remember is the third … Read more

Almost 46,000 migrants crossed Channel in 2022

The number of arrivals per month began to drop towards the end of last year, which could reflect changes in the amount of crossings being attempted as a result of the weather. No crossings were recorded for the last six days of 2022 amid bad conditions. In December, 1,745 people made the journey – slightly … Read more

Teenager charged over Channel migrant disaster that killed four

A teenager has been charged in connection with last week’s migrant tragedy in which four people died while trying to cross the English Channel in a small boat. Ibrahima Bah, 19, of no fixed abode, was arrested two days after the incident by Kent Police and was on Sunday charged with helping migrants enter Britain … Read more

Four dead after migrant boat capsizes in freezing Channel

At prime minister’s questions, Rishi Sunak expressed his sorrow at the “tragic loss of human life” and paid tribute to the rescue team. Sir Keir Starmer said: “It’s a reminder that the criminal gangs running those routes put the lives of the desperate at risk and profit from their misery. They must be broken up … Read more

Albanian Channel migrants plead to go back home claiming to be ‘victims of TikTok’

Albanian Channel migrants are pleading to go back home after being conned by TikTok adverts into believing they will have a better life, the country’s ambassador has revealed. Qirjako Qirko, the Albanian ambassador in London, said that in the past month the embassy had issued travel documents to 300 of his citizens who claimed to … Read more

French refused to help sinking migrant boat before 27 died in Channel

They also pointed to the “inappropriate” behaviour of certain French personnel, notably the deputy director of the Griz-Nez coastguard who nicknamed himself Super Migrant on his iPad. In its defence, investigators said that the French coastguard was clearly totally swamped by the sheer number of small boat crossings and struggling to cope. Le Monde revealed … Read more