Migrant removal flights cost an eye-watering £8,000 PER PERSON staggering new figures reveal

Deportation flights have cost £30million since 2020
Deportation flights have cost £30million since 2020

Just four percent of Britons are "completely" or "fairly" confident the Government will solve the crisis of small boats crossing the English Channel

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Deportation flights for illegal migrants and foreign criminals are costing Britain at least £8,000 per person.

The new figures, obtained via a Freedom of Information request, indicate that between January and October 2022 there was a cost of £11million for removing those with no right to remain in the UK.

And since 2020 as much as £30million has been spent on sending people back after arriving in Britain.

New polling for GB News indicates just four percent are 'completely' or 'fairly' confident the Government will solve the small boats crisis
New polling for GB News indicates just four percent are 'completely' or 'fairly' confident the Government will solve the small boats crisis

Alp Mehmet, of Migration Watch UK, said: "This is a jaw-dropping amount of taxpayers’ money for such little return."

In the first 10 months of 2022 a total of 54 flights were chartered to send back 1,356 people to their home country.

Many of those deported were offenders who no longer had a right to remain in the UK after breaking the law, with failed asylum-seekers or illegal migrants making up the rest of the numbers.

It comes as a new People Polling survey for GB News finds that just four percent of Britons are are "completely" or "fairly" confident the Government will solve the crisis of small boats crossing the English Channel.

More than half of British adults have “no confidence at all” that the Prime Minister can solve the crisis in the Channel.

GB News's latest poll found 54 percent of Britons were not confident at all that Sunak could clamp down on illegal arrivals.

Among Conservative voters, 52 percent say they are not confident at all, whereas the number is 72 percent among Labour voters.

Commenting on the findings, politics expert Professor Matt Goodwin said: "This week Rishi Sunak identified resolving the small boats crisis as a priority for his government in 2023.

Rishi Sunak has made stopping small boats in the English Channel a priority for 2023
Rishi Sunak has made stopping small boats in the English Channel a priority for 2023

"But our numbers show he has an enormous amount of work to do.

"Most voters have no confidence in the government on this issue, which we should remember is the third top issue for all voters and the second top issue for Conservatives.

"Unless Rishi Sunak can change these numbers it really will be game over at the next general election.

"Make no mistake. It’s now make or break on immigration."