Tag: English Channel

Home Office Implements Costly Counter-Asylum Tactics

The past year has seen a significant increase in the number of migrants trying to get to the UK on boats, with very few other options open. In 2020 8,438 people crossed the English Channel in small boats. The trend has been continuing over the first...

A Manufactured Crisis: Asylum Grants Fall by 40%

Latest government statistics up to December 2020 reveal how far from the truth government rhetoric on people seeking asylum in the UK has strayed. Despite the shrill pitch of Nigel Farage claiming an ‘out of control invasion’, asylum...

New deal to curb migrant crossings in the English Channel will mean increased militarisation of borders

New Agreement to Curb Migrant Channel Crossings

A deal between the UK and France to try and stop asylum seekers crossing the Channel has come into effect on December 1st. The new agreement was signed a few days earlier by the Home Secretary, Priti Patel and the French Interior Minister Gerald...