Suella Braverman is the ‘best chance’ to deal with Channel migrant crisis says MP Andrew Bridgen

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Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has backed Home Secretary Suella Braverman, insisting she represents the best chance of dealing with the Channel migrant crisis.

Mr Bridgen has warned if the Government can’t come up with a solution in the next 18 months, it’s going to be very difficult for the Conservative Party at the next general election.

He told GB News: “It’s a totemic issue in my constituency and across the country. I think Suella Braverman is the best chance we’ve got of solving this, and she’s getting a lot of push back from the left, because they know that she’s serious about dealing with it.

“If Suella Braverman wants to bring forward a bill which says that anybody who enters the country illegally from a safe third country will be immediately deported, I’ll be voting for it.”

“Quite honestly, if the Conservative Government can’t come up with a solution in the next 18 months, I think it’s going to be very difficult for us at the next general election.

“Indeed, we’ve got local elections next May, which is going to be pretty pivotal, really.”

In an interview with Tom Harwood on GB News, he said: “Whether the numbers are growing, we promised the public after the Brexit referendum, we’d take back control of our borders. And the biggest sign that we haven’t taken control of our borders is this illegal migration of economic migrants coming from now mostly from young men coming from Albania.

“Albania is a country that’s in NATO, it’s applying to join the European Union, it’s a safe country, there is no excuse for them to illegally enter the country. And, quite honestly, if Suella Braverman wants to bring forward a bill which says that anybody who enters the country illegally from a safe third country will be immediately deported, I’ll be voting for it, and I think a lot of my colleagues will as well. We’re getting to that point.

He added: “We’re using the word invasion. That’s what the perception is by the public.

“It’s time for plain speaking now and the Government and the Cabinet have got to understand how totemic this is for most of the British electorate. They’re working hard, they’re paying a lot of tax, and they don’t want to see money being spent on keeping people in hotels who’ve come here, okay for a better life.

“But if we’re going to let everyone in who wants a better life, it’s going to be standing room only in this country and the only time they’re ever going to stop coming is a time when the situation in this country is worse than the country they’re leaving.

“That’s not acceptable to my constituents, not acceptable to me, and it’s not acceptable to my colleagues.”

Source and photo credit: GB News

5 COMMENTS

  1. Would be nice to see considerably more Conservative MP’s having the guts to stick up for her and not pretend ‘it’s nothing to do with them’ and they haven’t noticed the hate coming from Labour, LibDems etc. and Sir Roger Gale….what he is doing calling himself a Conservative beats me! It’s time he was honest and joins Labour.

    • Well said Sue, Roger Gale is a disgrace to his party. He should retire!
      Our only chance is Suella and if she can’t get 100% backing from her own party, she might as well walk away!

  2. Honesty is what the tories are lacking . Great that one person is telling us what we knew , invasion must stop immediately.

  3. Well said Mr Bridgen. I am not at all sure that sorting it in 18 months is acceptable though, 12 would focus minds more,

  4. Since we left the European Union we are hearing nothing but promises in regard to stopping this illegal crossing, yet nothing has been done to stop this invasion instead, we have border control who taxi ferry so-called migrants to our shores instead of sending them back where they have crossed from. I do hope Miss Braverman might be able to do what she said! if only the rest of the conservative politicians stand up and support her rather than keep bekering among themself. and for god sake do your jobs that is what we expect from you and stop giving ammunition to the other party ( warning ) untie or you will lose the next general election.

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