Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said that senior politicians are burying their “heads in the sand” on the issue of illegal migration, as record waves of migrants pour into the country by illegally crossing the English Channel.
Following the release of his exposé film, which uncovered a hotel in the West Midlands housing asylum seekers while refusing to book native Britons, Mr Farage said that the government’s blasé attitude towards the growing migration problem is the “height of irresponsibility even in good times”.
On Friday, UK Border Force intercepted nine boats in the Channel, bringing the 96 migrants ashore, who claimed to hail from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Sudan, according to the BBC.
Since the start of the year, there have been a record 3,583 migrants documented to have reached the UK in small boats illegally, compared to 1,890 for the entirety of last year.
Farage Investigates: Brexit Leader Uncovers Hotel Refusing Brits While Housing 147 Migrants https://t.co/ZOW9PPA60x — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) July 31, 2020
Exclusive footage of a beach landing at St Margaret's Bay, Kent. More illegal migrants hit the jackpot. pic.twitter.com/BqNaWaTIzU
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 1, 2020