Recent Media Reports

Illegal migrants crossing Channel to hit record 7,500, four times rate last year, says study

The number of migrants crossing the Channel has been accelerating with forecasts suggesting it could hit 7,500, four times rate last year.

Daily Telegraph - 9 Jul 2020

Tony Smith: Turning the tide on migrant boats

Tony Smith is a former Head of the UK Border Force and Director of Ports and Borders in both the UK and Canada.

Conservative Home - 7 Jul 2020

Border Force's migrant mission impossible

So weak is the Government's grasp on the deepening emergency that it does not even know the total number of illegal immigrants in the UK.

Daily Mail - 3 Jul 2020

Channel migrants 'should be returned to France'

Migrants who cross the Channel in small boats should be returned to France before they can apply for asylum, the former head of the Border Force said.

BBC News - 1 Jul 2020

Priti Patel pledges new laws to bar and deport foreign criminals who 'abuse UK's hospitality

The Home Secretary is planning new legislation that will make it easier and faster to remove foreign criminals

Daily Telegraph - 30 Jun 2020

Asylum seeker warned of desire to 'stab and kill'

The warning came hours before launching a knife attack that left six people seriously wounded.

The Times - 30 Jun 2020

Reading attack suspect Khairi Saadallah shouted 'Allahu akbar'

The man accused of stabbing three gay men to death in a terror attack in Reading was shouting “Allahu akbar”

The Independent - 30 Jun 2020

None of 1,100 or so cross-Channel migrants who arrived in last seven weeks have been removed

Just 155 people were removed between the start of 2019 and now, the government revealed.

Mail Online - 19 Jun 2020

Home Office has no idea how many illegal migrants are in the UK, says National Audit Office

The Home Office's last estimate of the number of illegal migrants was in 2005.

Daily Telegraph - 17 Jun 2020

Channel 'migrants' brought ashore after boat crossings

Suspected migrants who tried to cross the English Channel on board small boats have been brought ashore at Dover.

BBC News - 12 Jun 2020

Five unanswered questions on the travel quarantine rules

Most people entering the UK from overseas are now expected to self-isolate for 14 days. There are questions about how it will be enforced...

BBC News - 11 Jun 2020

Boris Johnson on the Hong Kong crisis

About 350,000 of the territory’s people hold British National (Overseas) passports and another 2.5 million would be eligible to apply for them.

The Times - 3 Jun 2020

Channel crossings will continue as long as illegal migrants are allowed to stay in Britain

The business model for people smugglers depends on countries' unwillingness to turn would-be migrants away

Daily Telegraph - 1 Jun 2020

Britain has lost the plot on migrant crossings

With Britain's attention distracted by the virus, migrants have been redoubling their efforts to arrive in small boats from across the Channel.

The Times - 27 May 2020

Home Office approaches Australian Border Force Chief who helped mastermind return of sea migrants

Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, is already considering law and treaty changes to make it easier to return migrants.

Daily Telegraph - 27 May 2020


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