The migrant crisis is a ‘great big game’ to Rishi Sunak, says Nigel Farage

'It's all a great big game. Just tell the public what they want to hear, set a few deadlines nobody's ever going to remember.'
'It's all a great big game. Just tell the public what they want to hear, set a few deadlines nobody's ever going to remember.'

So today, our new Prime Minister hit back with a five point plan to deal with the Channel crossings

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Well, the Prime Minister is under tremendous pressure from sections of the media, but in particular his own backbenches, to deal with what's happening in the English Channel.

As hotels fill up all over the country and people scream, this is ‘not fair, this is not justice’.

With social housing lists of over a million, access to GP services is becoming harder and harder. You know the story.

So today, our new Prime Minister hit back with a five point plan to deal with the issue. And I'm going to go through that with you line by line to find out whether we think it's going to give us a solution.

But let me give you the big picture first. Let's listen to the most important thing Rishi Sunak had to say today.

“Mr Speaker, I said enough is enough, and I mean it. And that means I am prepared to do what must be done. So, early next year, we will introduce new legislation to make unambiguously clear that if you enter the UK illegally, you should not be able to remain here.”

Tough talk. But suddenly I thought, ‘is this a deja vu moment?’

After all, they've been in power for twelve years. This issue has been building and building in the public's mind. I was reminded of David Cameron as Prime Minister.

“This is what he had to say about illegal immigration. Well, we want an immigration system that puts Britain first. And so what we're doing today is a whole series of changes that says to people, if you come here illegally, we will make it harder for you to have a home, to get a car, to have a job, to get a bank account.

“And when we find you, and we will find you, we'll make sure you're sent back to the country you came from.”

And here’s what Boris Johnson had to say:

“The most important thing is to stop them coming across from France. So we're working very closely with the French authorities.

“…We will send you back. And the UK should not be regarded as a place where you can automatically come and break the law by seeking to arrive illegally. If you come illegally, you are an illegal migrant and I'm afraid the law will treat you as such.”

So there you have it. There you have it. Cameron, Johnson, Sunak all telling us ‘if you come here illegally, you will get sent back’.

Three Oxbridge graduates. I sometimes think they still think they're in the Oxford Union.

It's all a great big game. Just tell the public what they want to hear, set a few deadlines nobody's ever going to remember.

And it won't really matter because Labour aren't going to counter it anyway.

Is Rishi Sunak today offering solutions to the problem?