Nigel Farage slams 'taxi service' for illegal immigrants - as border force faces increasing violence

GB News host Nigel said the vast majority of people entering Britain illegally are young males

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Nigel Farage has slammed what he has described as the "taxi service" transporting illegal immigrants into the UK.

More than 25,000 migrants have crossed the Channel to arrive in the UK this year, government figures show.

Some 915 were detected on Saturday in 19 small boats, the Ministry of Defence said, taking the provisional total for the year to 25,146.

There have been 8,747 crossings detected in August so far, with 3,733 in the past week, analysis shows.

And Nigel slammed the new Government policy of hiring private firms to aid border force in the Channel.

He said on GB News: "'Basically, we're paying private firms to be a taxi service.

Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage
A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Ramsgate, Kent
A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Ramsgate, Kent

"All you have to do is be 12 miles from British beaches and you'll be brought in, and you'll be processed, and you'll be put in a four star hotel."

Nigel highlighted a border force report revealing officers are facing increased violence from illegal immigrants.

Lucy Moreton, professional officer with the ISU union representing Border Force officers, said the majority of people crossing the Channel are now Albanian.

She added that officers had been attacked and even bitten, with violent attacks increasing.

Nigel added: "The whole thing is completely and utterly out of control.

He also said on Farage: "No more can we pretend that those crossing the Channel are poor, desperate people, perhaps some of them are.

"The vast majority are young males coming to enter criminal activity in this country.

"I've got to ask myself a question, 'are the Albanians emptying their prisons?'"

"This should be a national emergency."