Action can be taken if there’s the political will……
I can only imagine the response by the Royal Navy during WWII to the tens of thousands of Nazis/German refugees fleeing the bombing of the Third Reich, attempting to cross the channel..
Navy WARSHIPS should guard British beaches and ports: MPs tear into UK border shambles and poor security as they slam ‘complacency’ over ‘colossal’ migrant crisis
Britain’s border security is ‘clearly under-resourced’ and warships should be drafted in to guard small harbours against people-smugglers, MPs said Tuesday
- Britain’s border security is ‘clearly under-resourced’, according to report
- Just three Border Force patrol boats protecting 7,000 miles of coastline
- The report calls for Navy warships to guard small ports and UK beaches
- Hammond overlooked 500,000 migrants in Libya poised to flood Europe
Britain’s border security is ‘clearly under-resourced’ and warships should be drafted in to guard small harbours against people-smugglers, MPs said Tuesday.
A ‘worryingly low’ total of just three Border Force patrol boats are available to protect more than 7,000 miles of UK coastline, they warned.
Their report called for Royal Navy ships to help Border Force protect our lightly-guarded small ports and beaches, which are increasingly seen as soft targets by smugglers and migrants travelling in small boats who try to avoid heavy security at ferry ports and Eurotunnel trains.
Incidents so far this summer include 18 Albanian migrants who had to be rescued from a sinking dinghy off the coast of Dymchurch in Kent, 17 Albanians found on a catamaran in Chichester harbour, West Sussex, and the discovery of three Iranians drifting in an inflatable boat off Dover.