The Chairman of Migration Watch UK says he hopes Home Secretary Suella Braverman ‘gets a grip’ on the number of Channel crossings.
Speaking to GB News Alp Mehmet said: “It’s shocking, frankly, that we’ve lost control to such an extent that we don’t know who’s coming in having arrived.”
Mr. Mehmet said: “We don’t know where they are. And effectively those arriving are saying ‘I’m coming to your country, whether you like it or not, and I’m going to stay here.”
However, Mr. Mehmet said he was pleased Suella Braverman had returned to her post and that those seeking to oust her weren’t being honest about the reasons why.
He added: “Yes, I’m very happy. She did resign over that ministerial code issue. I do suspect that it was more to do with the fact that she wasn’t getting what she wanted over illegal immigration, but some people are saying we’ve heard it all before from the Tories and now it will be no different. Well, it’s only been a few days since she stepped down so let’s see.
“Having worked for the government for 40 years, what she did and what she’s really being lambasted for, is minor compared to some of the things that I saw going on in ministerial offices.
“What I would say is look at who’s actually criticising and I wonder, if they were honest, if they wouldn’t say ‘actually we don’t like her policies’ and ‘that’s why we don’t want her there’. That is what it’s all about in my humble opinion.
“We’ve got nearly 40,000 people who have just come across the channel illegally. And they’re the ones that we know about. There are a hell of a lot more who are coming into the country, and we have absolutely no idea who they are, or what sort of security risk they represent. And that is something that I hope Suella is going to get a grip on.”