While the UK government pretends to care about stopping the massive illegal Muslim migrant influx via the English Channel, it has been discovered that authorities actually recently facilitated the migrant invasion.
Less than two weeks ago, British protesters declared: “Stop the Invasion” and “enough is enough” as 400 more Muslim migrants arrived via English Channel.
The Boris Johnson government grows more desperate daily, veering from trying to hide the issue to lying to the public about its many alleged efforts to try to stop the illegal influx. And now UK authorities have been caught red-handed, actively involved in facilitating illegal migration.
It is also important to note that “at no stage did the French crew, who had been tracking the migrant boat for hours, suggest the vessel was in difficulties – and only referred to its progress being ‘slow’. Therefore, the Border Force’s incursion into French waters was not an emergency life-saving mission..”
Will the Home Office take action now and send these migrants back, given its repeated promises to stop illegal migration across the English Channel?
“Exposed: Home Office launches urgent probe into how our Border Force entered French waters to collect asylum seekers with grateful permission from a Calais patrol that was supposed to stop them – as REVEALED in captains’ radio discussion,” by Sue Reid and David Barrett,Daily Mail, June 4, 2021:
Channel migrants were secretly picked up by UK Border Force last Saturday, radio transcripts between HMC Valiant (pictured on mission to Greece in February 2020) and French patrol ship Athos reveal
Last night Miss Patel ordered an urgent investigation into the incident, and said it ‘should not have happened’.
During a revealing maritime radio conversation, a recording of which was obtained by the Mail, the officers discuss the ‘legality’ of the operation.
The UK’s 140ft cutter Valiant then heads over to the French side of the Channel and launches a fast inflatable boat to collect the dinghy migrants and take them to Dover.
The extraordinary action came in the middle of a frenzied four-day period during which more than 560 migrants reached Britain.
The previous day – Friday, May 28 – was the busiest of the year so far, with 336 migrants sailing the 21 miles to the UK from the north French coast.
The behaviour of the Valiant, a Government vessel on sea patrol to protect our borders, flies in the face of Whitehall’s repeated promises to stop the relentless flow of boat migrants.
The Home Secretary has made clear she wants the French to do far more to combat migrant vessels at sea. Currently, France will intervene only if migrants ask for help.
In May last year, Miss Patel asked her Paris counterpart to agree to more interception in French waters – and even to accept vessels that were turned around in UK waters.
However, no deal was reached and instead the UK handed France £28 million for extra beach patrols.
This year the number of arrivals expected to reach the south coast from France will far outstrip last year’s 8,400 if current rates continue.
Since the start of this year more than 4,300 have reached the UK, including 1,058 in the past seven days.
The radio conversation – which took place on open frequencies between British and French officers – started at 12.23pm British time last Saturday.
A British officer with a northern accent is heard proposing the illicit handover.
He then double-checks with his French counterparts that he has legal authorisation to carry out the manoeuvre.
‘The difficulty we have is the vessel is in your waters, and we cannot come into your waters to take the vessel,’ the British officer says.
He later asks: ‘Would you have a problem if we put our boarding boat into the water near the vessel, however, we will just escort it towards UK waters?’At one point, the Athos officer says: ‘We give you legality to do this, no problem.’
Ship tracking charts show that just 23 minutes later, the Valiant moved over the international sea border into French territorial waters.
It launches a fast inflatable craft to bring the migrants back to the Valiant, and then to Dover.
At no stage did the French crew, who had been tracking the migrant boat for hours, suggest the vessel was in difficulties – and only referred to its progress being ‘slow’.
Therefore, the Border Force’s incursion into French waters was not an emergency life-saving mission.
The incident took place on a day when 144 migrants reached UK shores, Home Office figures show. It is not known how many migrants were picked up by the Valiant….