Priti Patel To Charge Tories On Illegal Migration

Ahead of her speech at the Party conference on Tuesday, Patel is expected to state her commitment towards clamping down on illegal migration to end ‘these horrific journeys’.

Priti Patel To Charge Tories On Illegal Migration
Priti Patel To Charge Tories On Illegal Migration

British Home Secretary Priti Patel will tell the Conservative party that asylum seekers have “no reason” to try and cross the Channel from France as she doubles down on her resolve to clamp down on illegal migration into the country, SurgeZirc UK reports.

Ahead of her speech at the Party conference on Tuesday, Patel is expected to state her commitment towards clamping down on illegal migration to end ‘these horrific journeys’.

“France is a safe country, one not riven by war or conflict,” Patel is expected to say at Manchester.

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“There is no reason why any asylum seeker should come to the United Kingdom directly from France.”

“We make no apology for securing our borders and exploring all possible options to save lives by ending these horrific journeys.”

Patel will argue that addressing cross-Channel crossings will clutch the “greed” of the people smugglers who are aiding the migrants to illegally migrate into the country.

Statistics show that since the beginning of 2021, over 17,000 migrants have crossed into the UK, double the figure recorded in 2020.

Statistics also show that since the start of 2020, over 25,000 people have adopted life-threatening measures to cross to the UK on dinghies, kayaks and other small boats.

However, in spite of an upward tick in the number of boats arriving on the south coast, asylum applications in the UK last year fell to 29,456, far lower than the 93,475 asylum applications recorded in France and the 121,955 made in Germany.

“What is happening in the Channel with small boats is unsafe, unfair, and unacceptable,” Patel added.

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“From the vast camps outside Calais of mainly male, economic migrants, to the shocking images of people crammed onto flimsy boats crossing the Channel, exploited by people smugglers – vile criminals characterised by ruthlessness and greed, who even threaten to drown small children to line their pockets.”

The Home Secretary believes it is “not unreasonable” for her stance on migration plan to be predicated on control.

“Britain will be fair but firm,” she added.

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