May 10, 2022
Today's Queen's Speech said that the government will 'protect the integrity of the United Kingdom’s borders and ensure the safety of its people' and that 'Ministers will take action to prevent dangerous and illegal Channel crossings and tackle the criminal gangs who profit from facilitating them'.
Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
These are welcome words and will be music to the ears of the public who want proper border control. However, given the government’s record on illegal immigration over recent years, they will remain sceptical until effective legislation is on the statute book. We are a long way from that happening.