Nigel Farage warned of 'similar' migrant camps across UK if Linton-on-Ouse is a success

GB News’ Home and Security Editor Mark White told Nigel that more former military installations could be used to house the rising number of migrants

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Nigel Farage has been warned that “similar” migrants camps could be brought in across the UK if Linton-on-Ouse turns out to be a success.

The Home Office intends to move 60 asylum seekers into a previously disused North Yorkshire RAF base by the end May, the local council said.

But the move has been slammed by many, including local residents and MPs, who believe the village is not the place for such a camp.

Nigel Farage and Mark White
Nigel Farage and Mark White
A view of RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire
A view of RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire

It comes after the Napier Barracks in Kent, which is still being used to house asylum seekers, was deemed insufficient by some migrants.

When asked by Nigel whether the Linton-on-Ouse camp will face similar backlash GB News’ Home and Security Editor Mark White said: “The Home Office say that they have been redeveloping to make sure that they do meet the standards that were required.

“With Napier Barracks, of course you had human rights groups and their laywers who were there representing them and complaining about the state of the barracks there.

“The difference with Napier Barracks is it was a time of the Covid pandemic where people were being kept in close proximity to each other.

“So a lot of the concern at Napier was just how unsuitable it was claimed the accommodation was really for having people socially distance, they weren’t able to do that."

He continued: “Napier is still being used to some extent and I think here at Linton-on-Ouse, if it is a successful model that is adopted here then I think we could see similar projects in other military installations going forward.

“Because they have to do something with these people, the year to march there was 55,000 asylum seekers who have lodged claims for asylum in this country.

“31,000 of those were people who have come across on small boats. There is no end in sight to that, it is continuing.

“Each week, each month that passes thousands more are requiring to be housed.

“They are trying to house them more in council houses and rented accommodation.

“But really, if you’re looking to put them in a place of significant numbers, you’re looking at the likes of former military installations where you can get 1,500 at a time in here.”