New Home Secretary Suella Braverman has admitted the Channel migrants crisis is ‘out of control’ and vowed to ‘take dramatic action’.
Around 30,000 migrants have arrived so far this year – a figure that stands at ten times the total for the whole of 2018 and surpasses last year’s figure of 28,526.
August became a record-breaking month after 8,644 people managed the crossing.
Ms Braverman said the ‘crisis in the channel’ has been going on for ‘far too long’ and said she would take action in her new role as Home Secretary.
Speaking to The Sun, Ms Braverman said: ‘There’s a crisis on the Channel and it’s been going on for far too long. There have been huge attempts to try and stop the problem and I feel that we are at a stage now where we need to take dramatic action.’
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