More than 1,000 people have crossed the English Channel in small boats since Friday.
GB News confirmed the huge number, bringing the total number of migrants arriving via the treacherous crossing to 10,349 since the beginning of this year.
More than 45,000 migrants crossed the Channel to the UK in small boats last year, according to government figures.
The news channel say the latest figures “make a mockery of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s claims that policies aimed at stopping the small boats crisis were ‘beginning to work’ with a 20 per cent reduction on the numbers crossing, when compared to the same period in 2022.”
Official figures from the Home Office reveal that on Friday, a further 486 people were taken from ten small boats in the Channel and on Saturday, another 374 were intercepted in seven dinghies and taken to the processing centre at Dover harbour.
GB News also confirmed that so far on Sunday, 210 Channel migrants have been taken from four small boats by the UK Border Force. Another dinghy has been spotted in French waters and is currently heading towards the UK.
Former Education Minister Dame Andrea Jenkyns says the party needs to put more pressure on the Prime Minister Sunak to get back to more Conservative policies and says “it is unjustifiable for the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to have the ability to wade into this matter.”
In her letter to Prime Minister Sunak, Dame Jenkyns wrote:
“We must not, and cannot, let the British people down on this issue of national importance. They deserve a government that is willing to stand up for what they believe in, and it’s only the Conservatives that can deliver on this. If it means withdrawing from the ECHR, then I fully support this course of action, and I strongly encourage you consider this path going forward.”
Speaking about the MP’s letter, CP Editor Claire Bullivant said:
“Thank goodness for MPs like Andrea Jenkyns sticking up for the British people. This is a huge topic of conversation with Conservative Post readers. Not a day goes by without us getting many emails and messages on the issue.
“Last year we saw European judges going against a decision by the UK’s Supreme Court, the UK’s High Court and the UK’s Court of Appeal. Conservative Post readers overwhelmingly believe the European Courts should have no jurisdiction over the UK and want this meddling and interference to stop. After all, as one reader put it: We have the best judges and courts in the world… and ours are definitely independent.”
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