Nigel Farage says Britain ‘being made to look an international laughing stock’ over migrant policies

Nigel told Dan Wootton "we need to stop pointing the finger elsewhere" on the migrant crisis

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Nigel Farage has said Britain is “being made to look an international laughing stock” over the “failure” of its migrant policies.

The first flight sending migrants to Rwanda for processing was cancelled earlier this year following last minute legal challenges.

While plans to house migrants at a former RAF base in Linton-on-Ouse was recently scrapped.

Speaking on the topic on GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, Nigel said: “We need to stop pointing the finger elsewhere, stop blaming the French, stop blaming unnamed judges in the European court in Strasbourg.

Dan Wootton and Nigel Farage
Dan Wootton and Nigel Farage
A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent
A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent

“Stop blaming everyone else, stop even blaming the criminal gangs, let’s start blaming ourselves.

“Boris Johnson announced this policy if you remember back in April this year, since then 15,000 have come.

“Plan number one, Rwanda – total failure, zero people have been sent so far and nobody will be sent in October.

“Plan number two, big camps in places like Linton-on-Ouse that’s now been scrapped.

“Plan number three, the royal navy will be in the English Channel, from the end of the year, according to The Telegraph, the royal navy will not be in the channel because their presence there has served no presence.

“Failure, failure, failure, so we ourselves have to grip this problem.”

Latest Government figures show that more than 20,000 people have been detected crossing the English Channel in small boats so far this year.

Nigel added: “We’re at 20,000, at the end of the year it could be 50,000, it could be 60,000 who knows.

“Hotels filling up all over the country, public anger rising and while it’s true that Keir Starmer has no answer to this whatsoever.

“The political point here is that Brexit and the 2019 Tory majority were on the back of one very big key policy, taking back control of our borders and we’re being made to look an international laughing stock.”