English Channel migrant crossings to surpass 1,000 this week, Nigel Farage warns

The GB News presenter reacted to more than 200 people crossing the English Channel yesterday, following an 11-day hiatus

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Nigel Farage says he expects more than 1,000 migrants to cross the Channel in the coming week.

The GB News presenter reacted to more than 200 people crossing the English Channel yesterday, following an 11-day hiatus.

Nigel Farage reports from the English Channel following a spate of migrant Channel crossings.
Nigel Farage reports from the English Channel following a spate of migrant Channel crossings.

Farage warned there is "no end in sight" but the Rwanda policy may act as a "serious deterrent" if implemented properly.

He said: "So far this morning, there has been several sightings, mostly to the west of where we are now.

"I'm sure, within the next hour or two, we're going to be seeing more dinghies.

"It is not an exaggeration to suggest that if we carry on as we are, it'll be 100,000 crossing the English Channel this year, and 90,000 of them will be young men without any documents whatsoever".

Farage criticised the Royal Navy, saying they appear to be "as good as useless," based on what he has witnessed on the Channel today.

He said: "The Royal Navy now are in the channel now, this was one of the big announcements made by Boris Johnson the other week.

"The sides of the boats are too high for them to pick anybody up, they literally follow the Border Force and the RNLI around and then tow the empty dinghies back into Dover.

"It is a full-scale military operation happening in the Channel every day when it's calm".