Migrant crisis laid bare: TRIPLE the number of crossings to UK in 2021 compared to 2020

Eustice grilled on 'irony' of French letting migrants cross channel

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The total number of migrants to have arrived at British shores by boat this year is now over three times as many as those who completed the perilous journey in 2020. The Home Office confirmed a further 886 people arrived on Saturday.

The announcement brings the overall number to 25,772, which is slightly larger than the population of the coastal Kent town of Broadstairs.

Earlier this month, a new daily record was set after 1,185 people crossed the Channel on November 10 alone.

In comparison, the figure stood at just 8,469 in 2020.

Despite concerns over Channel crossings, the Brexit-backing Home Secretary Priti Patel, 49, told the House of Commons there was a “global migration crisis”.

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Both the European Union and United States have also faced problems on their frontiers.

The Witham MP went on to say the number of illegal migrants leaving from France was “unacceptable” and responded to the Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds, 41, in his urgent question by stating the Nationality and Borders Bill was a “long-term solution” to the problem.

According to the BBC, a Home Office spokesperson added: “The British public have had enough of seeing people die in the Channel while ruthless criminal gangs profit from their misery and our new plan for immigration will fix the broken system which encourages migrants to make this lethal journey.”

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Stephen Barclay, 49, has also been tasked with leading a review into how to prevent migrants crossing the Channel.

Some of the blame has been levied at the French, who the UK pledged to give a £54million support payment to back in July.

Earlier this month, a Whitehall source said: “The French government failed in their duty to protect life and to uphold the joint agreement to stop small boats leaving France.”

During the first 11 days of November, the French had an interception rate of fewer than 30 per cent.

On Britain’s record-breaking November 10, the Home Office confirmed the French prevented less than one in 10 vessels – with just 99 out of 1,284 people being halted before reaching the UK.

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Nigel Farage, 57, has since threatened to provide a fresh threat on the right of Boris Johnson’s party by considering a return to frontline politics.

The ex-UKIP and Brexit Party leader, who stood down against the Conservatives in the 2019 General Election, said: “The migrant crisis hasn’t even started — the numbers are only going to go up and up and up.”

Mr Farage, who narrowly missed out on being elected as the MP for Thanet South by 2,812-votes in 2015, added: “This was meant to be an era of hope, this was meant to be Brexit Britain.

“It’s not just migrants, it’s net zero and taxes, too.”

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